WATERCOLOR MASTERY SEMINAR

Take Your Watercolor Painting To A New Level

Live Classes On Zoom – Expanded Seminar Schedule For  Learning and Retention.

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Info for the first class including ZOOM link will be sent by email upon registration.

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TEACHING TIME

7 ONLINE CLASSES – DEMOS, LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, Q&A

INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

3 INDIVIDUAL, ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS

INFO AND VIDEOS

EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND AND SUPPORTING INDFORMATION

CLASS RECORDINGS

FOR REFERENCE AND REVIEW

ONLINE CLASS DATES

SATURDAYS , 4 TO 6 PM – JANUARY 7, JANUARY 28, FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 11, APRIL 1, APRIL 22, MAY 20, 2023

Take Your Watercolor Painting To A New Level

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work.

Learn A Conscious Approach To Watercolor Painting Based On Proven Methods In Composition And Color 

Most of us who learn to paint without having attended a traditional art school, usually start out thinking that painting is simply an exercise in copying reality.  This notion generally stays with far too long and hinders our growth as artists and painters.   This is the ‘intermediate wall’ that nearly everyone hits after progressing from learning basic technique and color.

The secret to breaking through is really no secret.  This online class will show you the way with proven ideas in composition and practical color theory. 

SEMINAR STYLE APPROACH TO ENHANCE LEARNING AND RETENTION INCLUDES:

This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.  See schedule below

  • 7 Online Classes – With Instruction and Demos
  • 3 Individual, One-on-One Sessions
  • Written Class Info With Background, Explanations and Illustration – A Small Books Worth of Valuable Painting Information
  • Access To Helpful Video Tutorials and Demos
  • Class Recordings For Follow-up and Review

DOWNLOAD THE SEMINAR PRE-CLASS INFO AND WORK ASSIGNMENT SHEET

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Class is for those who are advanced beginners or intermediate watercolor painters. 

MATERIALS

For the most part, you’ll use the materials you already have.  Instructor may make suggestions for supplies and materials that will be useful for the class and beyond.

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This class focuses on increasing your skill and confidence in three critical areas:

  • Construction – think of this as your initial drawing, created using effective design and composition ideas to create focus, movement, space and distance. 
  • Composition – this is the most critical step in the painting process. The ideas are easy to understand, the mental challenge is difficult. 
  • Color – simplified color schemes and a practical approach to color theory reveal light and form, create mood, and enhance unity and harmony

SEMINAR STYLE APPROACH TO ENHANCE LEARNING AND RETENTION

This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.  See schedule below

Pre-Class Work – about a month before the first online session, you’ll receive an email with instructions on the pre-class exercises. These will include written background material with ideas and principles to use in constructing/drawing layouts for continued work and exploration throughout the seminar.  In addition, there are a couple assignments that will begin your journey into value and color.

Class 1 – January 7th, 2023: This session will mostly be instructor demos, illustrating practical use of the ideas for constructing the layout.  Pre-class work for Individual sessions will be assigned during this class.

Individual Sessions 1 – Week of January 14th : Individual sessions are one hour long, one-on-one zoom meetings. This one is two review/critique your layouts and discuss possible improvements.

Class 2 – January 28th: This session is mostly  instructor demos, illustrating ideas for simple value compositions. Pre-class work for Class 3 will be assigned during this class and will include more color work exercises.  Becoming successful at creating dynamic and effective value compositions requires a change in your thinking. This is a major challenge for most people.

Class 3 – February 18th: This session starts with participants sharing pre-class value composition projects followed by instructor demos on more complex value composition ideas.  Pre-class work for Individual sessions will be assigned.

Individual Sessions 2 – Week of February 25th :  In this session we’ll review/critique assigned value composition exercises. Additional color work exercises will be assigned.

Class 4 – March 11th: Participants will present value compositions for group review.

Class 5 – April 1st: This class starts with a review of color exercises and instructor demos on creating color studies that retain values as designed in earlier value studies. Demos and discussion will include ideas on color choices and color schemes. This process, again, requires a major change in thinking, and is also a major challenge.  Pre-class work for the next Class will be assigned.

Class 6 – April 22nd: Class starts with a review of individual pre-class work and continues with demos and discussions on creating a “real” painting using value and color studies for reference and guidance. Pre-work for the next individual sessions will be assigned.

Individual Sessions 3 – Week of April 29th:  In this session we’ll review/critique value compositions, color studies and the paintings created from them. Specific guidance on improvements will be offered.

Class 7 – May 20th: In this class, everyone will present the body of work created in the Seminar.

 

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.

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