Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink class at LGS Recreation

When: December 9th, 2023

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Price: $40

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Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, Room 214 – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA

About this Course

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 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.

A detailed list of materials will be sent to you once you sign up for the class.

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

It is time to celebrate the season. Handmade watercolor cards are fun to paint and fun to give away.

A typical and fun Christmas Holy in Watercolor.

How about a fun Christmas tree in Watercolor?

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NEW AFTERNOON Watercolor Live Instruction Classes Fall 2023 at LGS Recreation

I am excited to announce that this Fall 2023 starting September 12 I will be offering late afternoon and morning classes at Los Gatos- Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Classes will be at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center – 208 East Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

For your convenience these are the Classes with the links for registration. Also take a look at some of the projects that we are going to do in class.

All classes are six sessions each.

Price: $185


Tuesdays | 3:30 pm- 6:00 pm | 9/12 – 10/17 | (6 meetings) | $185

Tuesday 9/12 to 10/17 Registration here

Tuesdays | 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm | 10/31 – 12/12 | (6 meetings) | $185

Tuesday 10/31 to 12/12 Register here


Thursdays | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | 9/14 – 10/19 | (6 meetings) | $185

Thursday 9/14 to 10/19 Registration Here

Thursdays | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | 11/2 – 12/14 | (6 meetings ) | $185 (no class 11/23)

Thursday 11/02 to 12/14 Register Here

These are some samples of projects we will do in class. More projects will be added later.

Let’s learn how to paint water reflections in watercolor. In this class we will work with transparencies and values.

Bunnies are fun animals to paint in watercolor. We will learn to mix colors on paper to get different color effects.

Flowers using a negative painting technique that create fun effects and transparent layers on the watercolor painting.

How about a children’s book illustration using watercolor and ink?

Let’s learn how to combine two mediums to create fun illustrations.

A contemporary still life is a fun project to paint. You will learn composition and how to paint reflections and shadows in watercolor.

A landscape made with watercolor and ink will be an inspiration to learn how to paint outside the classroom. New techniques to take notes and sketches that will be use later to create a fun composition in watercolor.

Chamomile and a butterfly. A watercolor with a loose and atmospheric approach.

Marguerite in watercolor, Using negative painting technique the whites of the flowers come to life.

Have you thought about painting kids stuffed animals in watercolor? What a fun project!

Let’s celebrate the beginning of fall painting flowers and pumpkins in watercolor.

Lots of fun techniques in this painting. Blending colors, negative painting, adding layers and values, mixing colors and more.

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Fall 2023 Watercolor Classes at LGS Recreation

Starting in September new exciting watercolor and gouache classes at LGS Recreation. Online registration now open.

Here are the list of classes.

Instructor: Elvira Rascov

Opaque Watercolor Live class


Learn to paint with gouache (opaque watercolor) a wonderful medium that allows you to layer bold colors with different blending techniques. With a project with each class, paint-a-long and familiarize yourself with gouache paint by exploring tones, brushstroke techniques, and color combinations.

Two session class. Drop-in option available.

Dates: Sat. September 9 and 16, 2023

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Price: $95

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Watercolor Live Instruction Classes – Six session classes each

Finish a painting at the end of each class through demos and step by step paint-a-long exercises. Learn and improve your watercolor skills from basic to advance techniques.

This Fall I am offering morning and late afternoon classes six- sessions each.Drop-in option available. These are the dates and times:


$40 Drop in fee

Tuesdays | 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm | 10/31 – 12/12 | (6 meetings) | $185

Tuesday 10/31 to 12/12 Register here

Thursdays | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | 11/2 – 12/14 | (6 meetings ) | $185 (no class 11/23)

Thursday 11/02 to 12/14 Register Here

Paint Night – Watercolor Autumn Landscape

Class no longer available

Paint-a-long as the instructor provides a demonstration of the whole process. Learn to successfully paint a beautiful autumn landscape in watercolor.

Date: Wednesday October 25, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Price: $40

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Holiday Cards in Watercolor and Ink

Send friends and family hand-painted watercolor cards. Paint-a-long with the instructor to create four different holiday cards. Let’s get into the holiday spirit with this class.

Date: Saturday December 9th, 2023

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Price: $40

Register here

Let’s Celebrate the season! Paint watercolor and ink cards for family and friends this year.

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

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