GALLERY CLASSES

 

SAWG's Spring Virtual Classes!

Online Art Classes

Ready to upgrade your artist skills or learn new ones? We have the safe, convenient solution!

SAWG is offering virtual classes taught by SAWG member instructors who have expertise in various areas of artistic expression. These online-only classes give our members and other artists an opportunity to learn new skills or fine tune previously learned techniques – without the current health concerns and inconvenience of traveling to a classroom. Our program offers great flexibility: Classes are open to both SAWG members and non-members, you can register for one or more of our classes and then attend from your own home. Recording of our classes will also be available to our registrants for 1 week a few days after completion of class.

Please check below for current offerings. Be sure to review the materials needed for the class of your choice. Having the proper materials will allow you to gain the most benefit from the instruction provided.

If you see a class of interest, you can register online NOW.

 

    

 

Virtual Classes April - May, 2021   

April 13, 2021 - Terri Gay  "Preparing to Paint En Plein Air" Registration Closed

April 20, 2021 - Barry Sapp "Knowing Your Watercolor Pigments"

April 27, 2021 - Tracy Lynn Ross "Going Beyond Paper: Painting on Watercolor Canvas and/or Watercolor Ground"

May 4, 2021 - Karen Brungardt "Painting a Full Moon Landscape"

May 11,2021 - Susan Morris "Using an Underpainting to Enhance your Artwork"

May 18,2021 - Sandy Walker "Improve Your Brushwork - Improve Your Paintings!"

 

Virtual Class 8 - Terri Gay

"Preparing to Paint En Plein Air"

Registration Closed

April 13, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

Terri Gay is an experienced Plein Air painter, illustrator, hiker, teacher, trails advocate, and outdoor equipment expert. Terri will walk you through why painting outside can be a great experience, what to bring, when is the best time of day to get a great painting and different groups you can join that paint around town.  Part of her presentation will include a recorded session of Terri painting and guiding you through the process.

   

 

Virtual Class 9 - Barry Sapp

"Knowing Your Watercolor Pigments"

April 20, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

Adventurous Beginners to All Advanced Levels

Knowledge is power! There are many benefits to being fully cognizant concerning the properties and attributes of your pigments, as well as the WHEN and the WHERE to use them. Armed with this knowledge, mixing bright luminous color is much easier, more accurate and chances of making “mud" and laying waste to your painting are greatly diminished.

        

 

Virtual Class 10 - Tracy Lynn Ross

“Going Beyond Paper: Painting on Watercolor Canvas and/or Watercolor Ground”

April 27, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

Intermediate to Advanced

Learn to paint watercolor on a variety of surfaces.  A finished piece doesn’t need glass protection, you can work on a larger scale, scrub and lift easily, these surfaces don’t buckle, and the paint stays wetter, giving you more time to play.  Sign up for a fun class of exploratory play!

   

 

Virtual Class 11 – Karen Brungardt

“Painting a Full Moon Landscape”

May 4, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

All Levels

Painting a night scene can be a challenge.  This class will teach you how to paint a full moon in a cloudy sky and how to capture the night’s light on the land below. As we’re in Arizona, our painting will capture moonlit saguaros.


   

 

Virtual Class 12- Susan Morris NWS, WFWS, SAWG

"Using an Underpainting to Enhance your Artwork "

May 11, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

Intermediate to Advanced

In this class Susan brings the perspective of the “Old Masters” and their use of an underpainting to your watercolor artwork.  The class will teach you how using an underpainting or multiple glazing layers of watercolor can help you have more variety in your values, create more depth and build rich, luminous colors. 

   

 

Virtual Class 13 – Sandy Walker

“Improve Your Brushwork – Improve Your Paintings!”

May 18, 2021, 9am – 12pm (Arizona Time)*

Cost $35 members, $45 non-members

Beginner to Advanced Level

This class will help you improve your paintings by 100%, make your paintings look “wet” instead of dry, by teaching you how to use all of your brushes correctly, learn to mix the correct density of paint for your subject, and teach you how to achieve clear clean washes. 

      

 

 

*Classes run between 2 to 3 hours    

For more information, contact the Gallery Classes Registrar, Kay Sullivan, at galleryclasses@southernazwatercolorguild.com.

 


Robert & Helen Jennette Gallery Classes  

Classes held in the Gallery are Temporarily Postponed 

 

  Community Resources

Many member artists of SAWG teach water-based painting in a variety of forms, either at the SAWG Gallery or another location.  If you wish to continue taking classes, please review our "SAWG Teaching Artists Listing" to see what is available for you.