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Watercolor Classes for 2006
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May

May 20th and 21st  
Weekend Workshop - PAINTING CLOSE-FOCUS FLOWERS AND GLOWING COLOR IN WATERCOLOR

  • TIME: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • WHERE: Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino Ca.
  • CONTACT: 800-653-3328
  • FEE: $165.00

In this workshop you will learn tricks and techniques for painting watercolors that glow and the intimate beauty of florals. Patricia will share her knowledge of watercolor pigments and how they work together, with a wide range of examples and hands-on instruction. You’ll learn to see color values so that you can give your paintings depth and form, and balance the effects of light to make a painting that glows. Create new colors through under-painting and over-painting and learn to capture the color in shadows to show light, color, and dimension while adding drama to your subject and more. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced watercolorist, you’ll appreciate Patricia’s clear instruction of working with color and bringing new shades of vibrancy to your work. You’ll learn to make your watercolors glow from within. Come play and have some fun in this delightful class painting luminous close-focus flowers!

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August


August 5th & 6th  
Weekend Workshop - PAINT OCEAN WAVES, ROCKS, AND SEASHORE

  • TIME: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • WHERE: Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino Ca.
  • CONTACT: 800-653-3328
  • FEE: $165.00

This is a great class for beginners, returning students, and all levels to discover how to make watercolor paint itself. My method of working consists of two parts: a wild, spontaneous phase, in which you will learn to create texture that will give the illusion of water, waves, rocks, trees; and a realism phase, in which you will learn to add detail so the viewer’s eye will read the rest as reality. This is such a fun class! Let go and watch how the paint and water mix on their won and you will not get mud. Patricia will teach techniques of painting on traditional watercolor paper and a variety of smooth surfaces, including smooth board and paper treated with gel medium, or gesso. Here’s a chance to become the watercolor artist you’ve always wanted to be.

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August 19th & 20th  
Saturday Workshop - UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY WITH WATERCOLOR

  • TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • WHERE: Hakone Gardens, Saratoga CA
  • Registration: Contact Patricia Osborne 707-937-1104
  • FEE: $135.00

In this workshop you will learn to capture the rich tapestry of autumn swirls in a blaze of crimsons, luscious browns, firey yellow-golds, and the tempestuous intimate beauty of fall leaves and nests. This is a great class for beginners and all levels to discover how to make watercolor paint itself. Patricia will provide you with easy-to-learn techniques for mixing colors, make a watercolor wash, apply glazes, textures, and take you through demonstrations using masking, pouring, dry brush, wet-into-wet and onto dry and visa versa, salt and spatter, and using negative and positive shapes. You will learn to add detail so the viewer’s eye will read the painting as reality. Let go and watch how the paint and water mix on their own and you will not get mud. This workshop will teach you how to discover yourself and the magic of watercolor and the necessary skills to enjoy other workshops at Hakone Gardens. Come and have fun in this creative workshop. All levels welcomed.

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September


September 16th and 17th  
“Autumn Glory” Capture Vibrant Fall Colors Painting Close-focus Leaves, Vines, and Grapes in Watercolor

  • TIME: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • WHERE: Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino Ca.
  • CONTACT: 800-653-3328
  • FEE: $165.00

In this workshop you will learn to capture the rich tapestry of autumn swirls in a blaze of crimsons, luscious browns, fiery yellow-golds, and the tempestuous intimate beauty of fall leaves and grapes step-by-step. Infuse your watercolors with breathtaking colors by portraying the spectacular beauty of the changing season. Patricia will provide you with easy-to-learn techniques for mingling colors and manipulating light. So arm yourself with paper and board, water bottle, and a carefree spirit. Patricia will take you through demonstrations using masking, pouring, dry brush, wet-in-wet onto dry and vice-versa, salt, scraping, an electric eraser, sponges, and spatter techniques to create grapes, vines, and fall foliage. Make your paintings just as special by painting them in luminous close-focus color! All levels welcomed.

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