Fall watercolor zoom classes

Watercolor zoom classes through Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Four classes remaining. Scroll down to register, see class descriptions and images.

All classes are on line through zoom. Price $40

How to paint an ocean scene in watercolorOctober 7 10:30 to 12:00 pm pacific time REGISTER HERE

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.

How to paint a front of a store or cafe in watercolor – October 21 10:30 – 12:00 pm pacific time REGISTER HERE

In this 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.

How to paint a street scene in watercolor – November 18 10:30 – 12:00 pm pacific time REGISTER HERE

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.

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

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.