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Watercolor Painting for Beginners - Online

$95

with Kevin Hunter

Calendar Jan 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join artist Kevin Hunter on a journey into the beautiful medium of watercolor. Taught online through instructional videos and live Zoom sessions, beginner students will develop their painting skills through exercises and projects that introduce a variety of watercolor techniques. Course#PNT100.221.01

The course includes an instructional video each week. Also included is a weekly group Zoom session with the instructor for guidance, helpful critique, and/or questions about your work.

What you will need for the course:

  • One Burnt Sienna (Blick # 00319-8040) - One Winsor Violet (Blick # 00319-6740) - One Winsor Newton Cotman BlueBox Set of 12 half pans (Blick # 00337-1109).  
  • One Arches Watercolor Block (very important that you purchase the block) - cold press, 9”x12”, 20 sheets (Blick item #10020-1003)
  • Three Blick Master Stroke Golden Taklon Watercolor Brushes: (1) one inch flat (Blick item #09017-1001), (2) No. 10 round (Blick item #09015-1010), (3) Script Liner Size 2 (Blick item #09014-1002)

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s.

The course runs Jan. 13 - Feb. 24 (date of final Zoom session). Zoom sessions are every Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 20. Links to access instructional videos and Zoom sessions are sent through email prior to the course start date.

Will run

Acrylic Painting for Beginners - Online

$95

with Esteen Lauri Feldshriber

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover the fundamentals of acrylic painting and explore various approaches to handling this versatile medium. Techniques in building washes, layered glazes, and other methods will be demonstrated in this online course taught by Wisconsin artist Esteen Lauri Feldshriber.

You’ll develop and refine skills to create the effects of light and color in still life and nature painting. Individual expression and experimentation will be encouraged with direct observation of subject matter either the instructor provides or guides the student to document at home.

The course includes several instructional videos each week. Zoom sessions begin with discussion of topics covered in the videos and includes guidance and helpful critique about your work. Students should also plan to paint along with the instructor during each Zoom session.

The course runs Jan. 25 - Feb. 22 (final Zoom session). Zoom sessions are every Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.. Links to access instructional videos,  Zoom sessions, and supply list are sent through email prior to the course start date. 

For age 16 and above. No experience necessary. Course#PNT101.221.01

 

Getting Started with Colored Pencil - Online Course

$59

with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the beauty of drawing with colored pencils in this online course for beginners. Learn everything you need to get started - types of paper, pencils, how to put the color down, layering, and blending. Each session will include a review and demonstration of new techniques. Course#DRW102.220.01

This live Zoom course meets for 90 minutes, 3-4:30 p.m. for four (4) weeks, Feb. 2- 23. A recording of each session will be available for you to view if you are unable to attend a live session. Reference images will be supplied.

It is expected that the student will be able to dedicate time between the sessions.  

What you will need:

  • 48 count Prismacolor softcore pencils
  • One (1) 9”x12”  300 series Strathmore Smooth Bristol Pad
  • One Blick colorless blending pen
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)

Helpful extras….. Smooth surface to draw on, drawing board 1” or 2” clean, soft paintbrush (for use as a drafting brush)

Supplies can be ordered online through Dick Blick or other online outlets. For convenience, see cost and order here: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/J828F4LHSVHTJ/publicview/

Links to access instructional videos and instructions to schedule Zoom sessions are sent through email prior to the course start date. Questions? email us at info@waterstreetstudios.org

 

Will run

Drawing for Young Artists (age 12-16) - Online

$85

with Esteen Lauri Feldshriber

Calendar Feb 6, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In this new online course, the fundamentals of classical drawing will be introduced using still-life, nature, and other subjects. Young artists will discover methods to connect direct observation with skills to render imagery on paper and core studio concepts will give you the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of art and design with projects that develop and strengthen both traditional and experimental art techniques. Course#  DRW104.221.02

Supply list will be emailed upon registration. Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s.

Video demonstrations of techniques will be provided each week followed by Zoom sessions at the indicated time with the instructor for guidance while you paint. Necessary links and other information will be sent prior to course start date.

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 11-13)

Free

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Feb 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 11-13 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This section meets at Water Street Studios, T/Th, Feb. 9 & 11, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

Note: All supplies provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

STEAM @ Water Street ONLINE (ages 8-10)

Free

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Feb 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 8-10 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This live ONLINE Zoom section meets T/Th Feb. 9 & 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

Pick up a suppliy kit at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL any time during our open gallery hours.

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 8-10)

Free

with Kristiana Vasil

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 8-10 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This section meets at Water Street Studios, T/Th, Feb. 16 & 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

Note: All supplies provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. 

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 11-13)

Free

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Feb 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 11-13 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This section meets at Water Street Studios, Sat., Feb. 20 & 27, 9-11 a.m.

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

Note: All supplies provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines.  





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