Watercolor Painting Class in May – Thursdays – 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

When painting, one needs to explore different colors and textures to achieve a finished picture that represents the artist’s individual taste, perception, and goals. Painting in watercolor increases the range of options as the paint can be almost pastel or very vibrant. The Watercolor Ladies, Dee Ward and Ellen McKinney, are Certified Instructors of the celebrity TV watercolorist Terry Madden method. They have displayed their artwork in several local shows, studied under artists in other states, and managed the Stobart Gallery for several years. They are members of the National Watercolor Society and teach in several locations in Collier County as well as the Bonita Springs Art Cottage. They teach as a team and introduce one technique per class to incorporate into a finished painting by the end of class.

You do not need to know how to draw to participate in this class. Learn how easy and fun Watercolor Painting can be! Each class is a stand-alone class meaning each piece is done and the next class is a whole new painting! Some interesting textural effects are achievable with watercolor painting including the use of instant tea as rust on an old tin roof, salt crystals as snow, a natural sea sponge offers numerous textural features, and lifting off paint with a paper towel creates depth in the picture.

The cost is $35 per class (every 7th class is free). RSVP for the first class to 353-1500. Every week thereafter, you will sign in at class and your member charge will be billed accordingly. A supply list may be obtained at the Club Administration Office or at the Meet & Greet.