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Spring & Summer 2020

Sunset Landscape Workshop

Join me for a fun and colorful watercolor workshop on how to paint a beautiful sunset landscape. I will lead you step-by-step through my process for painting a simple landscape with a vibrant sunset sky, sharing lots of tips and tricks along the way. Though designed for intermediate level students, all are welcome. Instruction will emphasize color play as well as layering techniques for creating depth in landscapes. Included course materials will feature the following brands: Daniel Smith Watercolors, Arches Paper, and more.

Class Level: Intermediate, some prior painting experience recommended.

Dates & Times: Thursday: March 19th and June 18th; 2:00-5:00pm

$90.00 & Most materials included. For registration, payment and additional supply list, please email me at amy@amyearls.art

Birch Trees Workshop

Celebrate the colors of Fall with a watercolor workshop on how to paint a stand of birch trees in all their autumnal glory. In this tree portrait workshop we will explore painting our subject through masking techniques and methods to create various bark textures. These will include wet-in-wet blooms as well as dry brush and tips for using masking fluid as part of the painting process. Though designed for intermediate level students, all are welcome. Included course materials will feature the following brands: Daniel Smith Watercolors, Arches Paper, and more.

Class Level: Intermediate, some prior painting experience recommended.

Dates & Times: Thursday: April 16th and July 16th, 2:00-5:00pm

$90.00 & Most materials included. For registration, payment and additional supply list, please email me at amy@amyearls.art

Northern Lights Workshop

Explore the beauty of the northern lights through the fluid medium of watercolor. Focus of the workshop will center around creating the pattern of dancing lights we know as the aurora borealis. Emphasis will be placed on developing strong contrasts through layering and soft color transitions. Specific attention will be given to timing concerning wet-in-wet washes. Though designed for intermediate level students, all are welcome. Included course materials will feature the following brands: Daniel Smith Watercolors, Arches Paper, and more.

Class Level: Intermediate, some prior painting experience recommended.

Dates & Times: Thursday: May 21st and August 20th, 2:00-5:00pm

$90.00 & Most materials included. For registration, payment and additional supply list, please email me at amy@amyearls.art

About the Workshops

How will the workshop be structured?

The workshop will run approximately 3 hours and be broken down into two sessions, with a 15 min break in between. Each session will begin with an instructional painting demo, followed by supervised painting time for students. During the break I will encourage everyone to get up and walk around, stretch, see what other students are up to, and exchange thoughts. Questions are welcome at anytime.  It is my goal to have a completed painting by the end of the class but depending on the speed of the painter and drying time, I cannot promise that every painting will be 100% done, so be prepared to take home your work in an unfinished state.

I also hope to provide some seasonally appropriate snacks and drinks as well.

What materials will be included?

I have given a lot of thought to each workshop and carefully selected materials designed to suit each one. While material lists will vary, all of the workshops provide an equal amount of professional quality materials from brands I trust and love. This is to ensure you have the best painting experience possible!

Students will get to take home the following materials from each course:

  • 5 sample colors*, each being professional grade watercolor paints from Daniel Smith (or Winsor & Newton Gouache)
  • a small plastic mixing palette
  • a 9"x12" sheet of Arches cold press 140 lb. paper
  • a high-quality synthetic & natural fiber blend watercolor brush (Brand TBD) (brush type will be suited to the subject matter)

Other basic painting supplies such as a water jar, paper towel, masking tape, masking fluid (if applicable), and a spray bottle will be available for students to use during the workshop (but not for take home).

*Each student will receive a generous sample size amount of paint which should be more than adequate to complete the workshop project. Colors will vary from one class to the next.

Feel free to bring your own supplies as well! I just want to make sure everyone has all of the bases covered to achieve great results without having to struggle with their materials.

A detailed and specific supply list will be provided to each registered student via email once I have received payment confirmation.

PLEASE NOTE: All students will need to bring a firm board (heavy cardboard, cardstock, book board, corregated plastic, etc) or other surface to tape their paper down and paint on. This way you do not have to wait for your paper to dry before leaving once the workshop is over. It needs to be large enough to accomodate a 9"x12" piece of paper plus room for masking tape.

About the Artist

My Art Background

Hi! My name is Amy!

My art journey began with drawing at the tender age of 1.5 years old. Since then I have spent a lot of time making art and a lot of time away from art. In 2016, things came full circle and I returned to art with the decision to quit my design job and pursue watercolor full-time. Over the course of my life, I have accumulated 20+ years of experience in creative media such as drawing and painting. My education includes two bachelor's degrees, one in General Studies and the other in Digital Art & Design.

I consider myself to be a continual student, devoted to the spark of inspiration, the joy of creating, and the tactile experience of making things. I am drawn to watercolor because of it's vibrant pigments, gorgeous blending properties, and ability to capture light. I hope that by sharing my work and creative process, I can encourage and inspire others. With this in mind, I would love to share my knowledge with you.

Happy painting and I hope to see you in class!

FAQ

No Training Needed

Nope! You do not need any formal art training to participate in this class. While I do recommend some prior experience with watercolor, everyone is welcome! Doesnt matter if you used to paint and are just picking it up again or if you started two months ago.

Judgement Free Zone

We are all in a different place on our art journey. Please leave judgement and comparison at the door. I want to provide a safe space where everyone can freely exercise their creative voice without fear or condemnation. Be kind to yourself and others.

Have Fun

Art and other creative outlets are supposed to be fun! Please come to class with a mindset of learning through play rather than having your heart set on an expected outcome. At the end of the day we are all here to have a good time and splash some colors around.

Additional Supplies

Most of the necessary materials are included in the workshop and will be of professional quality. A full list of provided and recommended supplies will be emailed to each student by the instructor following registration and payment confirmation. Materials will vary by class. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own art supplies as well.

Quality Matters

I only use materials that I trust and I know will provide a consistent level of performance. I have carefully selected professional-grade supplies for these courses because I want my students to have the best experience possible. Please take this into account when considering the cost of the workshop.

Adults Only

This class is meant for adults (ages 16+). I want to provide a comfortable learning environment free of distractions where everyone has the opportunity to do their best. Please be respectful of others.

Registration Deadline

All participants must be registered and payment received 14 business days prior to the workshop. Please no walk-ins (Items necessary for each student must be prepared in advance). If you miss the first session, you can catch it on the second time around.

Payment

The workshop fee must be paid in full at the time of registration, as I will need to aquire the appropriate supplies in advance. Personal checks must be received a minimum of 14 business days prior to workshop date. Checks received later than the cut off will be returned. I will gladly accept Venmo, Google Pay, and Paypal.

Refunds

A 100% refund may be requested at any time prior to the registration cut off date (14 business days before the day of the workshop). After this date, the registration fee minus the cost of the provided materials will be refunded. No refunds on or following the date of the registered workshop will be available. No show = No refund.

Register Now

For additional information, registration, payment, and supply lists, please contact me! I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

CONTACT & LOCATION

If you prefer, you can email me directly: amy@amyearls.art

All workshops will be held at:

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

There is plenty of free parking in front of and behind the building.

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