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Watercolor Painting 402114

Have you always wanted to learn to paint but were afraid to try? Now is your chance. An award-winning instructor uses a step-by-step method of teaching that has proven to be successful for many years. For beginner and intermediate students.

Advanced Watercolor Painting 402113

This class is designed for those with previous watercolor experience. Students will paint subjects of their own choosing and be encouraged to develop their own style while being exposed to a variety of watercolor techniques.

Beginning Beading & Bead Weaving 402117

Basic Bead Weaving: Learn basic use of tools and bead stringing. Use of clasps, bead wire, head pins, and othr supplies will be taught. Each student will leave the class having made one pair of earings and one bracelet. Students MUST have the tools on the supply list for this class.

Sonata Stitch Bead Weaving: Learn to weave bugle, fire polish, and seed beads to make a bracelet. Materials will be provided for this class.

Advanced Colored Pencil Study 402152

This class is designed for former students who want to continue a more intensive study of Prismacolor pencil techniques. Some color theory will be explored. Later in the course, experienced students will be encouraged to use their own photos as reference materials. Be prepared to bring reference photos at week 4 (a 10-12m.p ditital camera is helpful). Call the instructor (513-885-3971) if you have questions.

Informal Watercolor Portraits

Don't be intimidated. Bring your sense of humor and learn to paint the human face in watercolor. Don't take yourself too seriously. Loosen up. Every painting has its triumps and its failures. Make mistakes and learn from them. Let the paints flow and mix on the paper. It's watercolor, after all, and it's full of surprises and happy accidents. You'll learn how to photograph a subject, how to capture a likeness on paper and a variety of ways to apply paint. The rest is all about practice.

Pastel Plein Air and Ampersand Boards 402123

Learn the newest method of working pastel on ampersand board. We will practice first on charcoal type paper in class and then go "plein air" (outside) and work directly on our boards. If you don't like what you've created you can just wash it off!

Learning to Arrange from the Garden 402194

In this workshop participants will receive instruction in selecting plant material, containers, mechanics, and principles of design, while working with material from their own garden such as ornamental shubbery foliage, tree branches and flowers. Participants provide their containers and plant material but the oasis and tape will be provided.

Instructor: Dean Walburn, Professional Floral Designer And Workshop Director That Has Studied With Some Of The Top Designers In Great Britian And The US.

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