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Watercolor has a very special place in my heart because it is most like Scenic painting which was my career for 10 years before I became a teacher. There are some wonderful, quick, techniques you can learn in the first few lessons. If it is your first experience in art, I would recommend a few lessons in drawing or design before continuing. Watercolor is not an easy medium and so I don't recommend it to students with no drawing or design experience, however, a few lessons in these areas can get you on your way and if your interest is in using watercolor for abstract paintings or design work, then it can easily be incorporated into the watercolor lessons.
I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Managing the water to pigment ratio. Paper selection. Setting up your palette. What paints to use. And brushes: how many, what kind and brand? Painting outdoors in the open air, or from photographs, or from a still life. Using your phone to help you critique your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists like John Singer Sargent, or Winslow Homer. Subject matter can include journaling, watercolor sketching, landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, urban settings, color grids, and more. Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.
Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.
In private watercolor classes I will show you the basics of watercolor and the ways to make it fun. Popular classes include how to paint animals, faces or landscapes. Water colors are wonderful for illustration, expressive art or realism. Watercolor is a relaxing and meditative medium perfect for a busy life to slow down and appreciate the creative flow. 30 MINUTE CRITIQUE: If you want a critique of your artwork to help you with the next steps , sign up for the 30 minute class, you will receive a recording of the class . GROUP CLASSES: I also offer group classes for friends , student and co workers .
Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!
Watercolor painting has a way of showing emotion and expression. The most fabulous thing about being an artist is that boundaries regarding creativity are non-existent. The artist is always in a state of learning. Art is a progressive practice that takes time to develop. Students will be introduced to the color wheel, basic materials needed, perspective, and the differences between realistic and impressionistic painting techniques. The students main objective is to learn, by painting what the individual wishes to paint (personal projects that sparks and continues the creativity within). Materials are not included. Watercolor painting lessons will be assessed based on the individual's current abilities and their goals. Note: For virtual sessions, the student will need to create a conducive workspace that will allow teacher/student viewing of art work in progress. The student will need a workspace with lots of light. Often, I will ask to see the students progress, so that I may be able critique and give advise on their work in progress. For short-term sessions (virtual or in-person), the teacher and student will collaborate and determine how the student will get the most out of their session. NOTE: THERE ARE NO IN-PERSON LESSONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS (DECEMBER - MARCH)
• Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork. • Confer with clients and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced. • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages. • Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community: o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop o Watercolor Workshop o Acrylic Painting Workshop o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend” • Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele • Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including: o Art Show- Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, 5-28-2017 • Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork
I have been teaching water painting for almost 10 years.. This is a very exciting class! Students will learn How to Paint Watercolors, How to hold a watercolor brush and Basic Brush Control Exercises etc... I will get you started and perhaps inspire you, as a watercolor painter. I can supply lessons on the craft and skills, but purpose is what is driving you to want to try to create art. What that vision is, is unique for everyone. The footsteps of the path that lies before you are yours to follow until you can find your own path. So what are you waiting for ? Sign up your lesson today!
My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails.
Jan (Watercolor Painting lessons with Melissa M.)
Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She
Jennie (Watercolor Painting lessons with Sharon M.)