Watercolor Studio Class Information
Consistent, applied work and practice is the best way to will help push your work to higher and higher levels of skill.
In this on-going series of studio classes, you’ll work along-side other watercolor painters and with the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Each class will focus on a particular facet of watercolor painting. Watercolor is a unique and beautiful medium – with it’s own unique working properties and fundamental techniques. We practice those fundamentals regularly while covering more advanced topics in color, design and composition.
Over this series of studio sessions, we’ll learn and practice the techniques and skills that will enable you to master the watercolor medium.
Monday, May 14, 2018
May 21, 2018 – The spring landscape – colors and mixtures for “mud” season and “bud” season
This series of studio sessions meets at the Taraden Gallery Barn, located at 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont.
Note: there is a Park Street in Bennington, Vermont, the larger town to the south. If you are using GPS, make sure it recognizes 183 Park Street NORTH BENNINGTON. Else you will get lost and be delayed!
Watercolor Studio Continues as a Summer En Plein Air Class - June 25 through August 27.
June 25, 2018 – Henry Bridge, North Bennington, Vermont - painting water and reflections and getting proper proportion in buildings, bridges, and other structures.
July 2, 2018 – North Bennington, Train Station - North Bennington, Vermont. More work on buildings, structures and other man-made objects.
July 9, 2018 – Mohawk Theater, North Adams, MA - "urban sketching", the city scape and street scenes
July 16, 2018 – Mt. Hope Park, Hopper Road (off Green River Road, Rt. 43) Williamstown MA - water and reflections, rocks, and dense forest.
July 23, 2018 – Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown, MA - open fields, landscape vistas, skies and clouds.
July 30, 2018 - Millers Pond, Old Depot Road, Shaftsbury, VT – still water, reflections, trees, rural roads
August 6, 2018 - Downtown Troy, NY - more urban sketching and urban street scenes - WE MIGHT MAKE THIS A "DOUBLE"
August 20, 2018 - Burrington Road, Pownal, Vermont - rural scenes and vistas
August 27, 2018 – West Carpenter Hill Road, Pownal, VT - open fields, skies, and panoramic vistas
Google Map below shows all en plein air painting locations.
Pre-pay 4 classes in advance - 20% discount
Watercolor Simplified Painting Booklet
This booklet includes a lot of basic watercolor painting information and can be a valuable resource for basic technique
Creating a Five-Step Value Scale
This handout shows how to quickly and easily create a simple but effective five-step value scale.
Color Theory from “Sketching & Rendering In Color” by Arthur Guptill, Reinhold & Sons, 1935
This is a section of a classic reference book for architectural illustrators. It is by Arthur Guptill, an architect, illustrator and artist. By happy chance while trying to find out if the book was in the public domain (it is), I stumbled on the Hathi Trust Digital Library. It has thousands of public domain books digitized, including “Sketching & Rendering In Color“. If you happen to be associated with one of the participating member institutions, your access will allow you to download pdf versions of the books.