A Painterly Approach To Glass

How To Paint Glass Objects In Watercolor, Loose and Free

Tuesdays, November 17 – December 8, 2020 – 6  to 8 pm Eastern Time

Fee $175

This class will show you how to paint glass and reflective objects with ease. 

 Transparency and Reflections Are Much Easier Than It Seems.

Both require good observation, a way to organize the reflections and the distortions of the objects that are seen through glass. It’s easier than it seems.  This class will show you how. 

Class Schedule:

November 17, 2020  – This week the focus is on showing transparency

Pre-class work

There is no pre-class work this week.

 In Class

The key to showing transparency capturing what is seen through the object including the distortions caused by looking through glass. We’ll go over some examples, and have some follow along demos

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 November 24, 2020  –  This week we’ll bring reflections into the mix.

Pre-class Work

The pre-work assignment is to do studies of reflections and transparency in simple objects.  You’ll send the studies to the instructor for comment and advice before the third week of class.

 In Class

We’ll review the studies and answer questions.  Then we’ll paint this in class.

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December 1, 2020  –  This week it’s a focus on reflective, non-transparent objects

Pre-class Work

This week you’ll paint a more complex composition of reflective objects from direct observation. The first part of the process is to do small studies focused on small sections of the set up.  These studies and the painting to the instructor for comment and advice before the third week of class.

In Class

We’ll review the pre-class work and answer questions. Then we’ll work on a composition project together.

 holiday ornaments in watercolor

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December 8, 2020  –  This is the week we try to pull it all together.

Pre-class Work 

Again you’ll paint a complex composition of transparent and non-transparent reflective objects from direct observation. The first part of the process is to do small studies focused on small sections of the set up.  These studies and the painting to the instructor for comment and advice before the third week of class.

In class

We’ll review the pre-class work, answer questions and then paint this project in class. 

Materials:

Download a comprehensive suggested watercolor materials list. Use it as a guide – no need to purchase everything on the list. Working with what you are used to will help your learning.  I’ll make suggestions for good supplementary materials during class.

Questions About the Class?

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About The Instructor

Tony Conner is an accomplished watercolorist and and experienced instructor. His  energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative.  He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.

Professional Memberships

  • Signature Member - New England Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member - Vermont Watercolor Societies
  • Artist Member - Salmagundi Club
  • Artist Member - North Shore Arts Association

Tony works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.

What Other Students Say

I've take several workshops, some taught by prominent and well-known artists. Tony's was, by far, the best in it's quality, approach and teaching style. The small class formate facilitated learning.” - Jane C. , Setauket, NY

Of all the instructors I have seen, you are the most informative. Your method of teaching is so easy to follow and absorb. I wish I lived close enough to attend your classes. You are also a very patient, approachable person . All excellent, Tony!” - Catherine M. , Ontario, CN

I have learned more in this two-day workshop, than in all other watercolor classes I’ve taken” - Rita S. , MA

" Thought there was a perfect balance between theory & practice.  The points you wanted to stress were given clearly & concisely.  You are so passionate about your work.  I have come home energized & enthusiastic - which is exactly what I wanted from the workshop.  " - S. H., Saline, MI

"I've taken several watercolor workshops, some taught by prominent and well known artists. Tony's workshop was by far the best in its quality, approach, and teaching style. The small class format facilitated learning." - J. C., Setauket, NY

" Tony is a wonderful, knowledgeable teacher who shares with warmth and humor" - J. M, Astoria, NY

" Overall, the three days were amazing. I find myself looking at everything in terms of value. " - A. C., Bloomfield, NJ

"...but, Tony Conner has thought of it all, organized it perfectly, and made it fun and inspiring." - G. B., New York, NY