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Abstract Watercolor

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center
Saturday, April 20: 10 am – 3 pm (includes a break for lunch)

Abstraction is a fun and unique way to work with watercolor.  We will briefly cover the basics of watercolor and then delve into experimental techniques that respond to patterns, colors, and textures. Composition will be discussed along with ways to express oneself through the flow of water. Beginners are welcome! 

$80 CCC Members / $96 Non-Members 

Register online or by phone: 262-375-3676

DRAWING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI
Thursdays, March 28 – April 25 (NO CLASS April 18) 6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how your favorite photos and images can translate into sensitive and powerful drawings. This class will cover a brief introduction on drawing and then focus on how to translate photographs using drawing techniques and tools. Graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastel will be discussed. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new perspective!

Includes four sessions. Some supplies included.

$85.00 Register online or by phone: 262-373-5023

Ugly Stages

This image is from last Tuesday’s abstract painting class at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The image on the left was the quick expressive first layer. I was reacting to the colors and shapes from a random magazine ad. The image on the right is the second layer which incorporates different techniques such as masking, rollers, and dripping. I found the result particularly interesting because I like the first painting and then I “messed it up” for the sake of demonstrating techniques. However, I also found this to be a good opportunity to talk about the ugly stages in painting. Often there are moments when you will like a painting and moments when you will hate it. Of course the goal is to come out on the side of like. Yet, the more I look at the painting I ended up with the more I like it anyways!