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Showing posts with label Level: Absolute Beginner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Level: Absolute Beginner. Show all posts

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Animal Portraits in Watercolor

Express your love for animals. Honor your beloved pet, domestic, or favorite wild animal with a portrait in watercolor! This fun and exciting class will cover all the steps from start to finish, including excellent guidance and demonstration.


Learn how to select the best materials and choose a great reference photograph to work from. Discover new color mixing techniques and find answers to the ever-present question of how to treat the background.

You will also learn how to create animal fur and texture. By the end of this class, you will be empowered to paint your favorite animals with confidence!


Stacy Egan
Stacy Egan

Stacy Egan is a self-taught watercolorist, urban sketcher, and fine artist. After taking an early retirement from her 22 year career in physics and engineering, a lot of her free time is now dedicated to practicing pen & ink with watercolor in the urban sketecher style. She purchased her first sketchbook in 2011 and has been sketching ever since. She loves to draw and paint places and things on travel, whether it be the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the humble flora and fauna of my homelands in the Sonoran Desert, or instruments of music. She believes that anyone can develop these skills.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Pen & Ink Toolbox for InkTober

Start the InkTober challenge with the Art Verve this October, we'll review the tools and show you some easy steps to get you up and running in no time! InkTober was created by artist Jake Parker, which focuses on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. Anyone participating creates an ink drawing and it does not have to be a masterpiece, although you may see some on social media this October, with the hashtag #inktober.


Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go! You'll find it's medium worth getting to know. It dries quickly and won't smudge however once that mark is made, it will not budge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter, work through the October/Inktober challenge as if it's a no-brainer. Practice with the guidance you seek, as you learn a whole variety of inking tools amp; techniques. Whether you are a novice or an established inker, you may find out that you're intrigued by InkTober practice hook line and sinker. During this class, you will have access to supplies you need, and by the end, you may even feel as if your InkTober practice will succeed!


Christy Olsen
Christy Olsen

Christy Olsen is a third-generation fine artist and painter. A lot of her free time is dedicated to practicing the visual arts within a community setting in all mediums. She loves to share information with others and has an enthusiastic approach to learning. She watched her mother teach visual art classes to adults at an early age and witnessed the long-lasting positive impact first hand that those classes had on their skills. She believes that drawing or painting is borne not of any particular innate ability, but of practice and anyone can develop these skills.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Rust Dyeing, Mark Making and Botanical Prints

Michele Vaughan will be teaching a one day workshop starting soon! Learn how to create one-of-a-kind botanical prints. Find out how to use old rusted objects to create beautiful shapes or edges on printing paper.


Create unique marks or textures that can not be duplicated in traditional drawing or painting. Spend the day with an instructor, who will demonstrate each technique, get you up and running in no time, encourage you to play, or will allow you to enjoy the process. At the end of the day, you will have a stack of creations, use them as collage elements, backgrounds for other art pieces or they may turn out to be individual works all on their own. No experience is necessary, simply be open to exploring a variety of new tools or an innovative approach.


Michele Vaughan
Michele Vaughan

Michele Vaughan is a mixed media artist that works with paper or cloth. A lot of her free time is dedicated to practicing "Art Journaling," a technique that is all about self-expression. Michele loves to teach absolute beginners or those who do not have any previous art training or background in art. She feels that art is for everyone and everyone IS creative, so she makes it her priority to create an encouraging community environment where students can learn from each other and feel empowered.