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Class # 162979: Watercolor - starts Sat. 10/6/2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 1:30pm-4 pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 11

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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.



1. What do I have to bring?
You may bring whatever watercolor supplies you happen to have, but if you don’t have anything, don’t worry. You can purchase a kit in class for approximately $30, from a representative of Artists and Craftsman Supply.  You don’t have to go to the store; they will bring kits to the first class meeting, for folks who want to buy them. The kit includes a set of watercolor tube paints, a palette for mixing, several useful brushes, and a book of watercolor paper.

2. If I am not good at drawing, how can I learn to paint?
If you can draw, that is great. But you don’t have to have experience drawing to benefit from the class.  For students who need help, the instructor will demonstrate simple shapes that will help you to draw. For more complex designs, techniques will be taught to help you transfer images to watercolor paper for painting.

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.”