OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Oil painting can be fun! Especially when you’re painting with water-miscible oils, like the kind we’ll be using in this class. (They clean up in a jiffy with soap and water — no turpentine or solvents needed!)

In this class, students will learn how to work with oils, using an easy step-by-step method that will have you falling in love with oils. You’ll learn how to paint some simple and easy shapes, how to mix and blend colors, and how to paint some easy landscape elements. 

If you love the look of paintings done with oils, but have been afraid to try them because they seem like they would be too hard, this class is for you! 

 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Looking for a Seattle watercolor class that’s open to everyone, even those who’ve never painted 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.

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Class # 162979-10/21: Watercolor -
1/12/20, 1/19/20 and 1/26/20 Sundays 1:30-4:30
Course fee: $150 + 10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 14. Enrolled so far: 1

"In this class, students will learn by playing with color while creating beauty – even if you have never picked up a paint brush before! We'll learn to do washes and glazes, then..."

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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).

 

ACRYLIC PAINTING for BEGINNERS

Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters.


  • Working with acrylics can be similar to working with oils, but without the fumes.
  • Acrylics dry fast, are easy to use, quick to clean up, and are “forgiving” because you can paint right over errors in a way that isn’t possible when using watercolors or oils.

This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings. In it, you’ll learn:

  • How to mix and blend colors in acrylics
  • How to use brushes to create a variety of textures and patterns
  • How to start with an image, loose sketch, or idea, and turn it into a lovely painting you can take home with you, or give to a friend
  • How to work with different mediums, to get some fun different effects
  • And more. 
  • You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and you’ll learn techniques you can practice to develop your painting skills further in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor in class. It includes paints, brushes, medium, palettes and canvases. It is not charged when you sign up. It’s fine also to bring your own materials and use them instead. Lonni Flowers, instructor.

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Class 111128-7-18: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 10am-12:30 pm - 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
Tuition: $150.00 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4

"Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and are great for beginning painters. This Seattle painting class is intended for BEGINNERS who would like to learn the basics of painting using acrylics in just three meetings..."

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COLORED PENCIL DRAWING for BEGINNERS

Colored Pencil Class – Course Description

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners?  A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues?  Our Colored Pencil for Beginners workshop is a good place to start.

Colored pencils are the cleanest, most portable medium you can find.  There’s no paint to spill, no dust, no smudging or smearing, and no drying time. Unlike paints, there’s no need for water or other solvents.

You can carry colored pencils with you, take them anywhere, and if you see something you’d like to draw, pop them out and sketch or “paint” a lovely color image of it wherever you are.

In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, so you can work at your own pace, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help.

About the materials:

An inexpensive materials kit for this class will be available for purchase in the first class.  You can either bring your own colored pencils, or buy the materials in a store a few blocks from the class is held. (The store opens at 10, so you can just stop by it if you like on the way to class.)

Images at right: Working in colored pencil on a softly colored paper, the instructor starts with a sketch in pencil; starts sketching in the white areas; then begins layering in the other colors, blending carefully, to create this lovely portrait of a dog. This is one of the approaches you’ll learn in this class. © Lonni Flowers 2018.

 

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Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday Dec. 8, 10:30-4 pm.
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 5

"In this class, you’ll spend the day drawing in color, working from step by step materials created by the instructor, consulting with the instructor whenever you need help..."


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