Try watercolour without investing in paints and brushes in 2 day-long fun workshops where we cover the basics and you go home with some small studies and paintings. All supplies included except paper and paper towels. Bring your lunch.
Painting Julia 1
Learn to develop a portrait of a Caucasian girl with strawberry blond hair, as a 7-year old
Painting Julia 2
The same girl, but on the cusp of adulthood as a 16-year old.
Painting a Young Black Woman
If you're hesitant to put many dark areas in your paintings, this could be a "break-out" course for you, because we create a lot of saturated colours in painting this beautiful girl who is pinning her hair up as she stands beside a window. The high contrast and reflected colour in the image will develop your ability to analyze what you see and make those colours.
Painting the Psalms
The bible's Psalms are filled with imagery and emotion, a great resource for artists and saints alike! Whether your faith is non-existent, rusty or thriving, this course will give you time to think and to create. Knowledge of the bible is not a prerequisite, but students do need a basic proficiency with watercolours. Previous students will show their work the first night to give you an idea of what's possible.
A fresh-faced young teen, her hair encircled with a wreath of flowers. Learn how to get the softness of youth on paper, paying special attention to colour, value, and line.
Portrait Coaching Workshop
A 2-day workshop where you provide the subject and identify beforehand what challenges you typically encounter, and Ann will focus the workshop around the collective issues students have. A good opportunity to paint that person you've always wanted to, but have been scared to! For mid-level to advanced-level watercolourists.
Ann has been told by many students that this is the most valuable course she gives. After a 7-week, once a week evening course, you will discover all the colours your paints can mix as you create colour charts of your own paints, a permanent resource you'll have forever. You will also be doing paintings based on "colour families" as we progress through the charts.
Private and Semi-private Classes
Classes especially designed for you, or you and a few friends in my home studio, booked in 2-hour blocks.