GALLERY CLASSES

New from SAWG!

Online Art Classes

Are you ready to upgrade your artist skills or learn some new ones? We have the safe, convenient solution!

SAWG is now offering virtual classes taught by SAWG members 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.

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.
 

Upcoming SAWG Virtual Classes

Virtual Classes Coming in 2020-2021    

December 1, 2020 - Dru Hill "Drawing for the Fearful"

 

 

Virtual Class 7 - Dru Hill

"Drawing for the Fearful"

Registration Closed

December 1, 2020 (9am - 12pm*) Cost $35

This is a three-hour class for those that have the misbelief that they can’t draw, or for the artist who wants to brush up on the basic skills that make drawing a joyful part of your art practice. We will start with easy exercises that build on each other, working together, as you increase your knowledge and confidence. For centuries artists have known that drawing helps to sharpen their ability to interpret the visual world. There is a joy in letting your pencil help you to understand the three-dimensional world by organizing shapes on a two-dimensional surface. My goal is to alleviate your fears and increase your fun.

        

 

For more information, contact the Gallery Classes Registrar, Joanne Lustre, at galleryclasses@southernazwatercolorguild.com.

*Classes run between 2 to 3 hours  

 

Upcoming Replay of SAWG Virtual Classes

If you missed any of SAWG’s wonderful online Zoom classes this fall, we have good news!  SAWG is offering you the opportunity to watch the video(s) of your choice at a discounted rate of $25.  Classes were taught by SAWG members who have expertise in various areas of artistic expression.  Each video recording of the classes will be available for a two-day period.  Again – perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones! 

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.

    

Virtual Classes completed and video viewing available in December 2020   

12/10 - 12/11 Replay of Kathy McLean’s class

12/12 - 12/13 Replay of Loisanne Keller’s class

12/14 - 12/15 Replay of Tad Lamb’s class

12/16 - 12/17 Replay of Sandy Walker’s class

12/18 - 12/19 Replay of Carolyn Streed’s class

12/20 - 12/21 Replay of Judy Constantine’s class

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 1 - Kathy McLean

"Introduction to Twilight Stars and Fan Brush Trees"

December 10-11, 2020, Cost $25

Beginners level

Twilight skies (or snow storms if you see it that way) are easily successful paintings for beginner watercolorists and fun for all levels. The stars are made by sprinkling salt at just the right moment and the trees practically make themselves with a fan brush. With a little investment in quality paper and paints, you can paint these in a  2-hour on-line class and have two finished paintings to show for it.

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 2 - Loisanne Keller

"The Earth Meets the Sky: Rocks and Grasses as Landscape Elements©"

December 12-13, 2020 Cost $25

In this two and a half hour Zoom class, we will explore painting a variety of rocks and grasses  as elements of foreground details, or as the center of interest in your landscape painting.

We will think of shapes instead of rocks, textures instead of grasses, and we will use light and dark values to showcase these landscape elements.

We’ll be painting wet-on-wet, as well as wet-on-dry, using a variety of brushstrokes, including some negative painting.

This class is for artists interested in painting landscapes, who are comfortable with a variety of brushstrokes, and know their paints and papers.

 

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 3 - Tad Lamb

"Loosening Up"

December 14-15, 2020, Cost $25

Suitable for beginners, but some experience helpful

I love watercolor not just for its freshness and vibrancy, but also for the mediums ability for spontaneity and finding lost edges.’   Students will learn how to apply and lift pigment with an emphasis on timing and our water/brush/pigment/paper relationships to help them adapt this loose and intuitive approach to painting.   Suitable for beginners, but some experience helpful.

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 4 - Sandy Walker

"Focus on Design - Leaving Whites"

December 16-17, 2020, Cost $25

Intermediate to Advanced students

 

The WHITE of the watercolor paper is probably more important than any other color in designing your watercolor composition. The contrast between the white areas of the painting and the other painted areas is important in making your painting appear fresh and crisp. Learn how to PLAN your whites!!! We will be painting a white” object. Learn how to get the beautiful glow” in your watercolors. This is the essece of watercolor!

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 5 - Carolyn Streed

"Pet Portraits Made Easy"

December 18-19, 2020, Cost $25

This will be a fun and fairly easy course on the basics of pet portraiture. I will teach you the most important things to “get right” when painting any animal.

I will supply a photo of a dog that you can print out and we will all paint this together. Be sure to print it on copy paper because we are going to trace it onto our watercolor paper.

 

Virtual Class Video Viewing

Virtual Class 6 - Judy Constantine

"Introduction to Scratchboard"

December 20-21, 2020, Cost $25

 Ever hear of scratchboard? It is white clay on a masonite surface covered with black ink. By scratching away the surface to reveal the white underneath, the artist creates dramatic images with little effort. It is a very forgiving medium: scratch something you didn't want? Just grab a pen and cover it over!  Learn the basics and get some hands-on practice in this introductory class.

 

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.