Let’s paint Holiday cards in Watercolor! 2022 workshops through LGS Recreation

Three fun holidays are coming and we can deliver friends and family our own hand painted watercolor cards. Let’s learn fun techniques of how to use watercolor and ink to create our own cards. There are six workshops offered through LGS Recreation both on-line via zoom and in person at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Here are the workshops and you can register directly from here:

ONLINE live on Zoom

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Halloween and Autumn Cards (Online)

10/14/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Thanksgiving Cards (Online)

11/11/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink (Online)

12/03/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER HERE

In Person at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Halloween and Autumn Cards

10/22/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Thanksgiving Cards

11/19/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink

12/10/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center Map below:

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Let’s paint Halloween and Autumn Watercolor Cards Classes 2022

Same class two different options and dates. Class through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation.

Price: $40

Let’s celebrate the beginning of Autumn painting fall and Halloween cards in watercolor. Who doesn’t enjoy the multi-colored leaves before they fall away. In this class we will paint with simple watercolor techniques three different autumn theme cards. The instructor will provide the images for the cards and the students will paint-a-long to create their own cards. At the end of the class you will have three original cards that you can send family and friends.

On-line Class on Zoom

Friday 10/14/2022 10am to 12 pm. REGISTER HERE

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. The instructor will provide the images and sketches for the class.

In Person at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, Large Hall – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Saturday 10/22/2022 10 am to 12 pm REGISTER HERE

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.

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

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Fall 2022 Watercolor Classes at LGS Recreation

I am excited to announce all the Watercolor classes listed on the brochure and online at LGS Recreation. Classes start September 8, 2022. Here is the list and links of all the classes so you can Register directly to their website from here.

In person classes will be at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA. (Map below)

On line classes will be live via Zoom

Watercolor Live Instruction

First six session class – 9/08/22 – 10/13/22 REGISTER 1ST SESSION

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Price $185

Drop in option available.

Second six session class 10/27/22 – 12/08/22 REGISTER 2ND SESSION

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Price $185

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Halloween and Autumn Cards (Online)

10/14/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Live class on Zoom

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Halloween and Autumn Cards

10/22/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In person class at LGS Recreation

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Thanksgiving Cards (Online)

11/11/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Live class on Zoom

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Watercolor Thanksgiving Cards

11/19/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In person class at LGS Recreation

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink (Online)

12/03/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Live class on Zoom

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Let’s Paint! Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink

12/10/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class at LGS Recreation

Price: $40 REGISTER HERE

Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation location

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Plein Air Painting workshop *New

REGISTER HERE

New one day Plein Air painting workshop at Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Scotts Valley, California

When: October 1st, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm to Sunset

Price: $45 for 3 hours workshop. Fee includes $20 donation to Canham Farm Horse and Rehabilitation Center

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

About the Class:

Come and enjoy an afternoon of plein air painting at the beautiful Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Scottsvalley, California.

In this workshop you will learn how to take notes and sketches of the place by developing your observation skills. You will also familiarize yourself with the use of tone and values on your sketches that later on will help you develop the final painting. Also you will learn about light and shadows and how to simplify the scene. Horses can be added to the scene in a simplified manner and I will show you how to easily sketch them by using the shapes method of painting. This is a wonderful opportunity to paint pictures of horses with the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Cruz mountains, redwoods and stables in the company of fellow artists.

REGISTER HERE

Location: 333 Canham Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

If you want to learn more about Canham Farm listen to the podcast of Beprovided Conservation Radio where Marcia Sivek interviews the Center’s Founder Julia Hyde and her senior volunteer and outreach coordinator, Jackie Foley. You can listen to the podcast on this LINK

Also, read this nice article from the Press Banner Newspaper in Scotts Valley about Canham Farm, their work with rescuing horses and of course, about this Plein Air painting event. HERE

Donate. Adopt. Sponsor. Volunteer. Help Give Horses a Chance

For donations to the Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center use this LINK

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PAINT NIGHT AT LGS RECREATION. Watercolor Seascape in person class. -This event is no longer available.-

THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Sign up for my website get a coupon or simply follow me on Instagram @elvirarascov to see the updates of classes in the fall.

NEW FALL CLASSES 2022 MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ON THIS LINK

When: June 2nd, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Price: $40

This class was through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Located at 208 E Main Street, Los Gatos, 95030. There will be more classes in the fall on this venue.

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 (Class no longer available)

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 2021– On line zoom class (no longer available)

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

NEW FALL CLASSES 2022 NOW AVAILABLE INCLUDING HOLIDAY CARDS CHECK OUT THIS LINK

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.

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 front of a Store or Cafe in watercolor online zoom class 2021(no longer available)

NEW FALL CLASSES 2022 MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ON THIS LINK

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 class available

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 2021. (no longer available)

This class is no longer available.

NEW FALL CLASSES 2022 MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ON THIS LINK

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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