Landscapes and Spring Flowers Watercolor Live Instruction Class

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Three Session Class starts May 18 to June 1st, 2023

About this Course

Spring is one of our favorite seasons and it is lovely to see all the flowers blooming around. This is the inspiration for this class where you will learn how to paint flowers in different settings, such as still life, landscapes and in an urban scene. We will use different techniques and different styles in this class. This class is for beginners and intermediate students that want to improve their skills.

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)

Instructor: Elvira Rascov


Sun Flowers Vase: Fun Exercise painting my favorite flowers. Let’s learn how to create a still life in Watercolor


Front of a house with Flower Pots

A front door with flower pots make the scene a nice exercise to use watercolor and ink.

Let’s have fun painting texture on the walls and add flower pots to complement the painting.


Wild flowers field – A beautiful scene of flowers in the spring with snowy mountains in the background. Let’s learn how to paint a field of flowers in watercolor.

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Paint Night Watercolor Spring Blooms – Class

CLASS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Date: May 10, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA

Price: $40

About this Course

Let’s have a fun late afternoon painting Spring Flowers in watercolor. In this workshop you will learn how to sketch and paint a fun watercolor bouquet of flowers to celebrate spring. Instructor will provide the image and you will paint-a-long in class. This workshop is designed to all levels of painting.

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)

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

A bouquet of different Spring flowers from the garden. © Elvira Rascov 2023

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Watercolor Live Instruction Spring Class 2023

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Spring class starts March 16, 2023 to May 4th ( Six sessions)

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, Large Hall – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Price: $185

In this fun course students will have the opportunity to practice and learn basic to advance techniques in watercolor. Throughout the course there will be different demos and step by step paint-a-long exercises were the students will learn and improve their watercolor skills. Students will be able to finish a painting at the end of each class. This course is designed for all levels of painting.

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

Here is a list of the projects we are going to paint in this class:

March 16 – An Atmospheric Fox

March 23 – Foliage in Spring

April 6 – Water Stream

April 13 – Let’s paint food!

April 27 – Little girl with cat

May 4th – European Street

March 16 – First class of this session. We will be painting an “Atmospheric Fox”

This is a fun project with a loose style. Excellent exercise to learn to play with color values.

Beginner to Intermediate level.


March 23 – Foliage in Spring

In this class we will learn how to paint trees and foliage to create a path and perspective using dark and light values.


April 6 – Water Stream

Let’s add architecture to the composition to make an interesting painting. We will learn how to make reflections in water.


April 13 – Let’s paint food!

A different project that will teach you a more detail approach using watercolor. Let’s learn how to create volume on different shape of vegetables. An why not to paint a dessert too?


April 27 – Little girl with a cat

Let’s paint a little girl with watercolor. By using different techniques we will learn how to paint people and pets.


May 4 – European Street

In this last class we will learn how to apply perspective to create an interesting composition.

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Let’s Paint Mother’s Day Watercolor Cards!

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Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Event location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, Large Hall – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA

About this Course

Surprise you mother with a handmade watercolor card on Mother’s Day! In this workshop you will learn how to paint 3 different kind of watercolor and ink cards. The instructor will provide the images and you will paint-a-long. Class is designed for all levels of painting.

Basic materials you should have for this class:

-Basic set of watercolor paints -140lb/300 gm watercolor paper -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

California Poppies. A bouquet of flowers for a fun Mother’s Day Watercolor Card.

Red Tulips bouquet for a Mother’s Day Watercolor Card.

A Delicate Rose for Mom.

Class Location

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Let’s Paint Watercolor Easter Cards!

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CLASS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Class Date: April 1st
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation
Center, Large Hall – 208 East Main St. Los
Gatos, CA
Price: $40


About this Course

This Easter surprise your family and friends with a unique handmade
watercolor card. Learn all fun techniques using ink and
watercolor to create 3 different Easter cards. In this workshop 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
workshop you will have 3 original watercolor and ink cards. Class
is designed for all levels of painting.

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, 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 watercolor paper in half, but you can also find watercolor postcards ready to pop in an envelope if you prefer.


Instructor: Elvira Rascov

Watercolor of a cute little chick holding a Tulip with the Easter Eggs.

Two chicks and a cracked egg.

Easter cross with flowers.

Class location map


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Let’s Paint Watercolor Valentines Cards!

CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Date: February 4th

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, Large Hall – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA

Price: $40

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About this Course

This Valentine’s Day have a special gift for your Valentine and friends. A unique handmade watercolor card. Learn all fun techniques using ink and watercolor to create 3 different Valentine’s Day cards. In this workshop 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 workshop you will have 3 original watercolor and ink cards that you can send to your Valentine and friends. Class is designed for all levels of painting.

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

Valentine’s Gnomes. Let’s have fun painting this two gnomes wishing you Valentine’s Day.

Bunnies in Love. What a cute card that we can paint with ink and watercolor.

Who doesn’t love a hummingbird with a Valentine’s message.

Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center’s Location

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New watercolor classes in 2023

New watercolor classes at LGS Recreation. Here is the list of the classes and the registration links. All new projects this summer. I will continue doing live step-by-step demos and paint-a-long classes.

Fall classes 2023 are now available for registration HERE

Classes are at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center 208 East Main Street, Los Gatos,

Watercolor Live Instruction (A class for beginners and Intermediate students)

FIVE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.

Date: August 17 to August 31 (3 sessions)

Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm

Price: $115

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You can register NOW to the new classes for FALL 2023

HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER TO ALL THE CLASSES

Information and Registration HERE

Center’s location

Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center 208 East Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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Let’s paint watercolor Thanksgiving cards (Class no longer available)

CLASS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. CHECK THIS LINK FOR CLASSES 2023

Thanksgiving is a special Holiday. Let’s celebrate it by sending special handmade cards to our family and friends. In this class you will have the opportunity to paint with watercolor your own Thanksgiving cards. With simple watercolor techniques you will make three different cards. The instructor will provide the images and sketches and will guide you all the way.

One class is still available through Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation.

IN PERSON CLASS

DATE: 11/19/22

TIME: 1 PM TO 3P

PRICE: $40

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About this Course

Basic materials you should have for this class -140 lb./300 gm watercolor paper -Basic set of watercolor paints – Set of watercolor brushes include round brushes number 4, 6, 10, and 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 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? The instructor will give you information of where you can make prints of your cards.

Let’s have fun painting Thanksgiving cards!

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

CLASS LOCATION: 123 East Main Street, Los Gatos, 95030

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Let’s paint Holiday cards in Watercolor! 2022 workshops through LGS Recreation ( Class no longer available)

CLASSES NO LONGER AVAILABLE. CHECK THIS LINK FOR 2023 CLASSES

The 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 is one workshop left through LGS Recreation in person at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Price: $40

Class Instructor: Elvira Rascov

Here is the workshop and you can register directly from here:

In Person at Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center

This class is no longer available

Let’s Paint! Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink

12/10/22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In person class register here

Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center Map below:

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Let’s paint Halloween and Autumn Watercolor Cards Classes 2022 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

CLASS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. CHECK THIS LINK FOR CLASSES 2023

Check the Events page for a Paint night Event at Great Bear Coffee in Los Gatos this coming October 20th. 2023. We will be painting Halloween and fall Images in Watercolor.

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.

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

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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