Watercolor Classes

Watercolor Classes for All Ages

March 2/April  2019 Watercolor classes in all levels and times are Trees, Skies, or Water.

I teach all my classes – beginners to advanced – so you can begin with the most basic classes or take the more advanced classes.

The Basic Class is the “Family Class”  But beginners are also welcome in the Introduction to Watercolor class as well!

All the classes learn the same techniques, just taught on a level appropriate to the individual learner.  As a teacher, I have taught ages 3 to 101 for many years, and I am very good at accessing a students strengths and abilities – from small children to advanced age, and even memory care.

 

I offer three  different types of watercolor classes:

 

  “Little Hands”  Children  –  Ages 4-6  for information about these classes click here:  Little Hands Each month we will study a subject.  Usually seasonally themed.

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“Family Classes” – Ages 7- to adult- These classes are designed for young or new artists, young or old.  This class is set up for individuals or a child and accompanying adult.  Individual children or adults are welcome to attend, but if an adult accompanies the child the child rate is discounted.  Each month we will study a particular subject, often seasonally themed.  For more information about “Family Classes” click hereCalendarRegister

 

“Introduction to Watercolor  Part 1 and 2”   – Ages 12 to Adult   – This class is for the Beginner wanting to learn all the skills required for painting in Watercolor, or the Advanced student who would like to refresh their skills.  For more information click here:  Introduction to Watercolor    Calendar –  Register

 

 

  Watercolor – Go With the Flow

Beyond the Basics –  Plan your painting and execute your artwork like a pro!   Beginners are welcome to this class, as we will review skills, but know we won’t spend a lot time on basics.  This class is like the Concept to Canvas for Oils and Acrylics as it teaches you the start to end of your finished work.   Calendar  –  Register

For more information click here: Watercolor – Go With The Flow 

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Go With the Flow – Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting for fun and excitement.  Really?  Yes!  Watercolor painting when worked into water, as watercolor should be, is exhilarating!  But “How do you control the water”?   Yes, well, that is why we have a class.  To answer all your questions and help you learn the best skills, have the most fun, and get your most fabulous results!!!     Here is a video introducing how to watercolor paint, that I created .

If you have been trying to figure out what watercolor painting is all about or  have never had a watercolor class you may want to start here:

Introduction to Watercolor Pt 1. –  Calendar

Please note date of class and Part 1 or 2 when registering.  

Introduction to Watercolor Pt 2.  –  Calendar

***Please note date of class and part 1 or 2 at checkout***

 

Watercolor Still Life Pt 1  

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Introduction to Watercolor Parts 1 and 2

Many people have heard that watercolor painting is “hard” compared to other kinds of painting.  No, it isn’t hard.  It’s different.  Many people are challenged when they try a new media.  I have heard very skilled oil painters say “I can’t paint in watercolor”, or very proficient graphite artists say, “I just can’t paint”.   Well, if you LOVE the look of watercolor, don’t be intimidated.  It is more about the how, than it is the “Talent”.

This class is designed for new watercolor artists.  Everything the student needs to learn how to begin and complete a watercolor painting.  How to control the paint, how to manipulate the paint in the water for that watercolor effect, and how to use the brush.  Where a lot of people are confused is that the brush stroke in watercolor is different.  It is all about being prepared with knowledge and skill to achieve the look you want, then it’s EASY!  

Introduction to Watercolor Pt 1. –    Ages 12- Adult – All materials are provided – for intro classes only. $19.00  Please note date of class and Part 1 or 2 when registering.

Introduction to Watercolor Pt 2.  –   Ages 12- Adult – All materials are provided – $19.00  CalendarRegister

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Family Classes

This class is for beginners.  “Family Class”, with basic lessons in everything ART!  From drawing to painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil and oil pastels, learn plenty of new skills to enjoy forever!   And… it is designed for adults or children 7 to 12, or both. It is for adults or children, or adults with children!  Designed for families to enjoy together.  Parents and one or two children per adult may  attend, with the children paying the reduced rate – when accompanied by the adult.

Lessons are designed for children and/or adults – who are really serious about their creative expression!  Or who just love it, and have fun, but might be interested in learning some skills or new methods.

“Family Class” Art classes for children  and or their parents ages 7 to 12 – $17.00 for Adult To Register – Unaccompanied child $14.00 – Accompanied child $9.00   ***Please note date of class at checkout***

Check the Calendar for class dates, and click here to Register.

Cloud Studies – Acrylic   April 4, 2019 :  4:30 -5:30

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Learn to lay down paint.  Prepare the canvas, design the painting, watch the clouds billow and grow on the canvas, learning appropriate brush strokes, and watch the painting grow from the ground to the sky.

Students will learn to mix the paint, gaining control of the process, and removing the mystery.

Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))         Register

 Watercolor – Rocks and Mountains.  April 18, 2019 at Statesville Hobby Lobby. 

Simple watercolor techniques to achieve practically magic Rocks and Mountain images. 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

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“Little Hands”

 

Drawing and Painting – For “Little Hands”  View Calendar

Lessons are designed for Little Artists – Who are really serious about their creative expression!  Or who just love it, and have fun, but might be interested in learning some skills or new methods.  For the child who is ALWAYS drawing, coloring or painting!

“Little Fingers” Art classes for children ages 4 to 6 – $14.00 CalendarRegister 

March – April  Drawing Trees, Painting Skies in Watercolor, and Painting Water in Acrylic.

***Be sure to note which date at checkout.***

All materials provided.

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $14.00.

The first lesson is designed to cover the basic design that we will explore through the other 3 lessons in other media.  The children really like expanding on a subject in other media.   The exploration in following up with the other media teach the children to build concepts of artistic expression, and when they learn they can learn skills that grow that expression by listening and observing it reaches out into other areas of their lives and improving their analytical skills and classroom performance.

The first lesson in a series is always the “Drawing” lesson, as this is where the artist plans his painting, sculpture etc.  So the drawing stage is very important.

For a young child this  helps them understand process.  First we draw the picture and then add in the details that make it more realistic.  Shadows, contrast, reflections, light.  Things that to a young mind are abstract rather than concrete, so when they see the importance of these things their mind blossoms with creativity.  Taught in a  child friendly method!!!

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 2: Not your old Crayons – 

– Manipulating Oil  Pastels  

Students will encounter crayons (oil pastels) that blend!  They will learn how to drag and blend the colors, remove some colors and draw in the work for details!  Giving a whole you level of fun to “Coloring” October 11, 3:30-4:15 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $14.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

Even adults are excited, when they experience first hand the creative stimulation of working in oil pastels.  The medium allows a “dig your hands in” experience with the manageability of crayon.  Students can experiment painlessly with layering and blending colors, something not possible with crayon.   Also it helps develop those fine motor skills because the fingers are working in coordination with the brain to not just draw, but to “Think” on paper.  While it looks simple enough, it is an immersive experience that children and adults really enjoy, but for the younger child – is universe expanding!

 

Session 3:

The real way to watercolor, Learning to let go and enjoy the flow – dropping

the color into the water!  Fall leaves are created with waterproof ink, and watercolor wash. 

October 18, 2018  3:30-4:15 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.  View Calendar

Each session $14.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

 

Session 4: Can’t Get Enough Paint – Artist Acrylic Paints –

Students will celebrate the joy of painting in the brilliant colors and depth of real artist acrylics.  Learning methods for painting with real artist acrylics.  Specially taught for “Little Fingers”!

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $14.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 5: Fall Still Life – Drawing 

Drawing a still life gives students a wonderful opportunity to learn how shading and shadows give their work a three D effect.  Once again practicing skills in graphite, rubbing, and subtraction to give their work a photographic quality!

November 1, 2018  3:30-4:15 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

Session 6: Not your old crayons – Fall Still Life – Oil Pastel

– Manipulating Oil  Pastels

Students will encounter crayons (oil pastels) that blend!  They will learn how to drag and blend the colors, remove some colors and draw in the work for details!  Giving a whole you level of fun to “Coloring”   November 8, 3:30-4:15 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 7: Swimming in Color – Fall  Still-LIfe

The real way to watercolor, learning to let go and enjoy the flow – dropping the color into the water!  Simple designs are created freehand and then color dropped in.  Students will have opportunity to learn how to shade with flowing colors.  

November 15, 2018  3:30-4:15 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.  View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 8 Learning about Drawing -Christmas Stockings With Colored Pencils

Learning all about drawing – shading – emphasis – and erasing – to achieve the look you want!

Everyone has used colored pencils.  But what they may not know is that colored pencils will layer and blend.  We will help students get a full rich look using colored pencils!

November 29,2018 at 3:30 -4:15  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 9  Holiday Greeting Cards 

I will show students how to take pieces of artwork and turn them into professional looking greeting                       cards using watercolor or Oil Pastels.  Learning methods they can use for years to come. December 6,2018 at 3:30 -4:15  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 10 –  Oil Pastel Evergreens

Our first class in building evergreen trees snow and sunset scene, in Oil Pastel,

December 13,2018 at 3:30 -4:15  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.  View Calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

Session 11 –  Watercolor Evergreen Trees  

Following up on the concept of building the evergreen trees this class will produce watercolor paintings once again focusing on creating evergreens in snow and sunset reflections.

December 20 ,2018 at 3:30 -4:15  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.   View Calendar http://lessons.tinasteelepenn.com/calendar

Each session $12.00.

Materials for this class are provided by the teacher, but she will have recommended items available for purchase at Hobby Lobby.  Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))          REGISTER

 

 

 

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