WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

  • Learn the basics of watercolor painting in this class.
  • Ready to sign up? Click the SIGN ME UP link below!

Sign Me Up!

Class # 162979: Watercolor: Three meetings:
Saturdays 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 1:30pm-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 7


ABOUT THE MATERIALS:

  • There is an optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor in class.
  • If you’d rather bring your OWN materials instead, please bring:
  • 140 lb. cold press paper; brushes #8 round, #12 round, and ¾ to 1 inch flat; tube watercolor paints (preferred)…an assortment of colors, but specifically a red, Ultramarine blue, and Lemon or Cadmium Yellow (light). (If you bring your own, you do not need to pay materials fee)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking for a Seattle watercolor class that’s open everyone, even those who’ve never painted before? In this class, students will learn by playing with color while creating beauty – even if you have never picked up a paint brush before!

“Watercolor Workshop” is a pleasant introduction to watercolor painting for anyone who enjoys color and wants to experience the joy of watching a painting of your own happen.

By the end of the class, students will take home a variety of vibrant, fun paintings that you have created for yourself.


Lonni Flowers’ teaching style will lead you to discover how colors blend and change, what colors enhance each other, and how to apply washes, glazes, and various techniques to create beautiful pictures.  In this Seattle watercolor class, she will demonstrate and then allow students to practice creating while she moves around the room to give lots of individual instruction and encouragement.  All artwork is copyright © Lonni Flowers, 2018.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAQuestions and Answers

Should I take a drawing class before I take a painting class? 


If you’d like to take a drawing class, we recommend “Drawing for Absolute Beginners.” But you don’t have to know lots about drawing to benefit from the class.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3. Isn’t watercolor difficult?
Not at all once you learn a few simple rules, like letting some parts dry before you add more paint. Also, there is a freedom in just allowing the color to move around with the water. You will learn how to paint wet on dry and when to let it flow with wet on wet.

In this Seattle watercolor class, you’ll learn about washes, glazing, blending, creating form with lights and shadows, textures, interesting backgrounds, and other useful hints to make your paintings vibrant and beautiful.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaterials provided by the instructor:


  • Handouts of the various techniques
  • Reference ideas for painting
  • Black line drawings to transfer, if you need them
  • Pencils
  • Paper towels
  • Some additional paints and paper for specific projects
  • LOTS of one on one help and instruction

About the Instructor:

Lonni Flowers is an award winning artist known for her use of brilliant color inspired by the world’s flora and fauna. Ms. Flowers’ fascination with natural life has led her to not just portray beautiful images, but to heighten the impact by altering the intensity of color. Her frequent use of an impressionistic technique draws viewers into the mystery of the artistic expression. Ms. Flowers is a member of Seattle Co-Arts, Artists Connect, the Alliance of California Artists, and currently shows her work at Gallery North in Edmonds, where she also teaches watercolor, acrylic, and silk painting. Her home studio is a busy place where she creates in watercolor, acrylic, silk painting, jewelry, fiber arts, and “anything else that is colorful and fun.”


REMINDER ABOUT MATERIALS:

  • There is an optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor in class.
  • If you’d rather bring your OWN materials instead, please bring:
  • 140 lb. cold press paper; brushes #8 round, #12 round, and ¾ to 1 inch flat; tube watercolor paints (preferred)…an assortment of colors, but specifically a red, Ultramarine blue, and Lemon or Cadmium Yellow (light).