PAINT NIGHT AT LGS RECREATION. Watercolor Seascape in person class. NEW

When: June 2nd, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Price: $40

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I am excited to announce this fun in person class through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Located at 208 E Main Street, Los Gatos, 95030.

About this Course

In this fun evening class students will learn how to paint a watercolor seascape. Instructor will demonstrate the whole process from beginning to end. You can paint a-long and learn all the steps to be successful in making a beautiful seascape. Techniques will be presented while doing the live demo. There are a lot of opportunities to improve your painting techniques and the instructor will be there to help you through the process. A sketch of the painting will be sent to students before the class so students can be ready to follow step by step.

Materials for this class are:

Brushes– Size 4, size 8 and size 12. A rigger brush for details will be good to have too. If you don’t have any brushes you can start with Windsor and Newton watercolor brushes in the sizes above. You can find these at Michaels.

Paint – Set of Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor Field Box set of 12 colors. It works well for beginners. If you want better quality watercolor paints I will recommend Daniel Smith. These colors are good to have. They are expensive so you can start with the small tubes. You can find them at Michael’s.

Here are the colors I recommend for this class: -Cobalt blue -Prussian blue -Cerulean Blue -Cobalt teal blue it is Turquoise blue in other brands -Yellow ochre -Burnt Sienna light -Burnt umber -Sepia -Indigo -Lavender Most of watercolor sets have these colors if you already have a set at home

Paper – It is really important to invest in good paper if you want good results. Arches- Cold Press 140 lb for all styles of painting. Available in pads or blocks. Size of paper depends on what you want to paint. Or any other brand that is cold press 140 lb.

Additional materials to bring with you: Soft pencil for sketching, Paper towel, Cup for water, Masking tape, Board, Old toothbrush, A natural sponge, Masking fluid (Pebeo or Winsor and Newton), and White tempera.

Let’s have fun painting together!

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Brand New On- line watercolor class through LGS Recreation

Six classes with six different watercolor projects on- line. Class starts February 3rd until March 17, no class February 24.

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Price $185

In this course, students will learn the basics of the watercolor medium in six classes. Classes will be held on zoom. There will be a different project for each class. A sample of a painting and demonstrations will be live in each class. A sketch or image of the paintings will be sent to students before each class so students can be ready to follow step by step. The class will be scheduled for two hours with a live demo. A recording of the class will be sent to students so they can practice at their own time. The class will be for beginners and intermediate students.

Free live demo video Painting “Los Gatos” the cats.

This was a fun live demo. Now you can enjoy it on YouTube.

Marcia Sivek and Elvira Rascov demonstrated how to paint cats in watercolor! We demontrated a loose cat face painting and moved on to paint the whole cat. It was fun to paint together.

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How to paint with watercolor and ink holiday cards – On line zoom class (no longer available)

Three samples of the card paintings we are going to do in class.

*If you missed this class, but want to paint some holiday cards in watercolor. Check my YouTube channel and enjoy some free demos.

Class through Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Class date December 2nd from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST live on zoom. The class will be recorded so you can review at your own time. Class price $40. Instructor: Elvira Rascov.

This class is no longer available. Happy Holidays!

*Check Spring classes 2022 on this LINK

It is fun to send friends and family your own watercolor cards. In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make your own holiday cards. With simple watercolor techniques, you will make four different holiday cards. Using wet and wet techniques, glazing, masking to reserve whites you will be able to make beautiful winter and holiday scenes. The instructor will guide you all the way live via zoom. A recording of the class will be sent to students so they can review it at their own time.

Basic materials you should have for this class:
-140lb/300 gm watercolor paper
-Basic set of watercolor paints
-Set of watercolor brushes include round brushes number 4, 6, 10 or 12 and a rigger brush for details.
-Low tack masking tape
-Masking fluid
-A black ink liner 0.3 or 0.5 (Micron brand) or (Faber Castell)
The simplest way to make the cards is to fold a sheet of paper in half, but you can also find watercolor postcards ready to pop in an envelope if you prefer.
Do you want to keep your original cards? No problem, the instructor will give you information of where you can print your holiday cards for a good price.
Let’s get in the holiday spirit with this fun class!

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How to paint a street scene watercolor online zoom class. (no longer available)

Class through Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Class date: November 18 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST. Instructor: Elvira Rascov. Price $40.

Class no longer Available check the following classes available HERE

This is the scene we are going to paint together in class.

Learn how to paint a street scene in watercolor using a step-by-step process. First, we will use a reference photo for our sketch, then we will add the elements that will capture the feeling of the place. With watercolor, we will learn how to use the first washes to create the mood of the scene. Then, we will focus our attention on contrast and color to bring the painting to life. The use of watercolor techniques will emphasize the architecture, skies, people, and cars. This will be a fun class for those who want to take their watercolor skills to the next level.
All the demo will be live on zoom. The demo will be recorded. A reference photo and a full list of materials will be sent to you before class.

Basic materials you should have for this class:
-Cold press or rough watercolor paper

  • Basic set of watercolor paints
  • Set of watercolor brushes include round brushes number 4, 6, 10 or 12 and a rigger brush for details.

You don’t have to have all of them, but it is good to have a variety.
A more detailed list of materials will be sent when you sign up for the class.

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How to paint a front of a Store or Cafe in watercolor online zoom class (no longer available)

Class through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Classs date October 21, 2021. From 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST. Price $40. This class is no longer available check this LINK for the next available two classes.

In this online class, you will learn how to use light, colors, and values to create volume and contrast on a building. Also, by applying shadows you will bring the building to life. The instructor will teach you the best way to use different colors to create an interesting façade. Let’s add a human character to the scene and it will be a perfect watercolor painting. All the demo will be live and you will receive a reference photo and a full list of materials before class. The class will be recorded so you can review it at your own time.

Basic materials you should have for this class:
-Cold press or rough watercolor paper

  • Basic set of watercolor paints
  • Set of watercolor brushes include round brushes number 4, 6, 10 or 12 and a rigger brush for details.

You don’t have to have all of them, but it is good to have a variety.
A more detailed list of materials will be sent when you sign up for the class.

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

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How to paint an ocean scene in watercolor on line zoom class. (no longer available)

This class is no longer available. CHECK HERE FOR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Class through Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Class Date: October 7, 2021 from 10:30 am to 12 pm Pacific Time

Price: $40

About this Course

This is an online option. Learn how to paint an ocean scene in watercolor using a simple and fun approach. We will start the class by practicing different types of water scenes using the wet and wet techniques. Learn how to make reflections in the water on still water by simplifying the process. Painting water could be challenging, but with the right technique, you can create the water illusion. At the end of the class, we will use the dry brush technique to create waves in the ocean. All demos will be live on zoom and you will get reference pictures and all detailed class materials when you sign up for the class. The class will be recorded so you can review it at your own time.

Basic materials you should have for this class: -Cold press or rough watercolor paper – Basic set of watercolor paints – Set of watercolor brushes include round brushes number 4, 6, 10, or 12 and a rigger brush for details. A flat brush will be helpful to paint washes. – Masking fluid – Colors Let’s have different types of blues for this class Ultramarine blue Pthalo blue Cerulean blue Cobalt teal blue You don’t have to have all of them, but it is good to have a variety. A more detailed list of materials will be sent when you sign up for the class.

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Fall 2021 watercolor zoom classes (no longer available)

This class is no longer available Check the Spring classes 2022 on this LINK.

Watercolor zoom classes through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Only one class remaining.

All classes are on line through zoom. Price $40

UPCOMING CLASS

How to paint with watercolor and ink a holiday card – December 2nd 10:30 – 12:00 pm

It is fun to send friends and family your own watercolor cards. In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make your own holiday cards. With simple watercolor techniques, you will make four different holiday cards. Using wet and wet techniques, glazing, masking to reserve whites you will be able to make beautiful winter and holiday scenes. The instructor will guide you all the way live via zoom. A recording of the class will be sent to students so they can review it at their own time.

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