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 Animal Portraits in Watercolor

Ideal for anyone interested in watercolor techniques. If you love animals and would love to paint them in watercolors, let me guide you through my process for painting them. We will cover the steps from start to finish, from how to select good reference photos, choosing the best materials, to completion.

Dates: Dec. 2, 9, 16 in 2017

Meets: (3) Sunday Mornings at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Stacy Egan at TPS Building


Water Mediums: Independent Projects

Ideal for any painter working in watercolor or gouache, urban sketcher or pen & ink artist at any level, who would like to receive feedback from an experienced instructor and work independently in a studio settingThis class is open to any painter working in watercolor or gouache, urban sketcher or pen and ink artists at any level, who wishes to develop their work in a friendly, supportive and educational environment.

Dates: Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 in 2017

Meets: (4) Sunday Mornings at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Christy Olsen at TPS Building


Exploring Textures in Watercolor

Ideal for anyone interested in watercolor techniques! Creating textures in watercolors is so much fun, and a useful technique! Whether you are attempting to render particular surface textures, or simply want to add interesting effects to watercolor washes, let's spend some time exploring different techniques for creating textures in watercolor.

Dates: Nov. 4, 11 in 2017

Meets: (2) Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Stacy Egan at TPS Building

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Sketching Everyday Objects

Have you ever wanted to get better at drawing and watercolor painting? There is absolutely no better way than a daily sketch practice. Through regular sketch practice, you can develop your skills to new heights, and you will discover how the ordinary can be made extraordinary.

Dates: Apr. 29, May 6, 13, 20 in 2017

Meets: (2) Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Stacy Egan at TPS Building


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Getting Acquainted with Watercolor

Have people told you that watercolor is a difficult medium? Let's dispel that myth and explore the attributes of watercolor paint, how to control the amount of water in your brush, and some techniques of mixing two or more colors.

Dates: Apr. 1, 8 in 2017

Meets: (2) Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Stacy Egan at TPS Building


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Sketching on the Go in H2O

Sketch or paint with simplicity and savvy!! Learn all about water-based mediums such as watercolor, ink or gouache, a fast drying opaque form of watercolor. They are all great for traveling or sketching on the go!

Dates: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec. 3, 10 in 2016

Meets: (6) Saturday Afternoons at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration) with Christy Olsen at TPS Building