2017 Art Classes
Designing Better Watercolors
Peg Sheridan, teacher
Review and apply principles of design and compositional strategies in realistic and abstract paintings. Students determine their own compositions; individualized guidance is offered.
Wednesdays, 9:30am-Noon, January 25-March 1
The Staunton Augusta Art Center is pleased to once again host Saturdays-in-March classes for the next generation of artists, ages 6-10. Classes are held 10 – Noon every Saturday in March in the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton. Pre-registration is required by calling the Art Center (540-885-2028). The cost per class is $15/$13 for members. All materials are included.
Expand your understanding of color in 2-D artwork. Evan Clough will reveal techniques for creating, mixing, blending color with a variety of mediums. Sign up for one class or all four!
Coloring the Sea, March 4th
By mixing, creating, and coloring with paints, create beautiful seascapes to gain a better understanding of color theory and complementary color.
Lights and Darks, March 11th
Draw your favorite heroes and villains with pastels and charcoal to better understand form and figure, shading and blending.
Pet Pictures, March 18th
Bring in a photo of your favorite pet or animal. Using colored paper and/or markers, depict your favorite animal using colors created through optical blending.
Out in Space, March 25th
Imagine and create landscapes from outer space using mediums such as watercolor, tissue paper, and/or color pencil to learn about layering colors.
Materials List for Watercolor Classes
Quality watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. preferred or Fabriano, Winsor and Newton, Gemini, etc.
Brushes: flats and rounds in sizes you prefer, bigger is recommended. Include a 1″ or larger flat and a #10 or larger round
Paints: whatever you prefer including reds, blues, yellows, brown
Palette: a white plate or a plastic plate or butcher tray will suffice
Sketchbook and pencil