CLASSES:
Don't see the class you'd like to take scheduled here? Contact me - we can come up with something!

 

Watercolor Workshop - Loosen Up!

Why are people afraid of watercolor? This is a workshop to help you relax and learn to love the medium. Using a wet-on-wet approach, we’ll demolish the old tropes – yes, you CAN change things, no, “mud” does NOT have to be the usual result of color mixing, controlling the “uncontrollable” IS possible, and MORE!
We focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage. 
Within the five hours (including a ½ hour for lunch) or 6 hours virtually, we’ll work lots of wet paint along with using many different surfaces and methods.
This is a workshop that focuses on new techniques, learning to control the uncontrollable, and having a blast with this amazing medium. It is a great workshop for beginners as well as those who are looking to shake up their practice.

IN PERSON - At Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Yarmouth) - One full day workshop (only 4 hours), Friday, October 7th, 10am-2pm. Go to CCoCC to sign up.

VIRTUAL - Three, 2--hour classes. Monday evenings, November  14th, 21st, and 28th, 6-8pm. $125 CLICK HERE to sign up:

Watercolor Workshop - Continuing with Wet-on-Wet

This is a series of six classes following the Wet-on-Wet workshop with the goal to help continue to loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. In each of the three classes we will go over a specific technique but the real focus will be on your own paintings. Like a studio class, each student will be able to work on their own pieces and we will go over them during each  session. We will continue to work wet.

It is helpful to have taken my Wet-on-Wet workshop before this course but it isn’t required.

VIRTUAL - Six, 2-hour classes. Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd and 9th, 6-8pm. $250 CLICK HERE to sign up:

 

Marketing for Artists With Jennifer Okumura

'Marketing and Social Media as part of your creative Arsenal'
 

Next scheduled workshop: October 13, 1-3pm

The first hour will be about getting your “marketing house” in order with Lisa, and the second hour will be social media with Jennifer.

$75 RSVP president.nawama@gmail.com

NEW - GO BIG!

 

Working LARGE in watercolor is a challenge. How do you keep the paper flat? Where do you start? Waiting for paint to dry! What if you “mess up”?

 

Each student will bring their own project that they want to work on. I will be in touch with everyone before the workshop begins to make sure that you’re prepared. And each student will work on either a full sheet of paper (22” x 30”) or a full square (22” x 22”). (There will be an opportunity to purchase paper through the class if you don’t have any.)

Throughout the 5 hour workshop (with ½ hour for lunch), we’ll stop at points to go over specific strategies using lifting, advance planning with water and paint, and more.

You may not have a finished piece or you may have more than one. This is a workshop to help you GO BIG in watercolor.

Deep Dive - Painting Water 

 

Watercolors offer an exciting and unique way to connect with this molecule that makes up most of our planet. The workshop will be broken into three 2-hour sessions. In each session, we will have a short demonstration and then spend much of the rest of the class painting and looking at your pieces. My goal is to help you do your best work with the piece YOU want to paint. I will ask, before the workshop starts, for each participant to send me a photo of the water they want to paint. While I will start the session with a particular focus, most of the classes are spent discussing your work that you have sent in. 


It is helpful to have taken my Wet-on-Wet workshop before this course but it isn’t required.

VIRTUAL - Three, 2--hour classes. Thursdays, October 27th, November 3rd and 10th, 6-8pm. $125  CLICK HERE to sign up: 

 

Breaking the Rules with Sarah and Lisa

Come join this workshop consisting of three, 3-hour classes in which Sarah and Lisa BREAK the “supposed to’s” that are commonly found in watercolor and acrylic (collage) techniques. If you are looking to shake up your practice and to find new ways to experience joy in your art, this is the place for you!

 

CLASS ONE - (“The Messy Throw-Down”): We’ll examine THE RULES: 1. Those From Which you Cannot (Must Not!!) Deviate, and 2. Those Which Keep You “On-Track”.

Each participant will have a few minutes to talk about these two kinds of Rules.

CLASS TWO – “Backwards and Forwards”

We will discuss back to front, (and the reverse) Backgrounds and Protagonists (foregrounds): Three Ways to Break Down the “Back” and the “Front”

CLASS THREE – “Undrawing Lines”/”Forget The Brush”

Using unusual implements (for mark-making and painting), and learning unusual ways to lift watercolor, you will discover rule-breaking methods for watercolor and acrylic.

This will be scheduled again in the spring - contact me if you're interested.

Photo of Lisa Goren doing a watercolor demo