Watercolor Painting

Ages 14 and older, Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

$85 for non-members per 6-week session
$76.50 for members per 6-week session

Online Option Available

,Whether you are curious about watercolor painting or would like to hone the skills that you already have, you can explore the soft flow of watercolor in this Watercolor Painting Class at ArtsConnect. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught using a new image. Participants will learn how to paint the image through a demonstration and will be introduced to color theory, various mixing and glazing techniques, composition, and assorted subject matter. It is recommended that participants have some experience with representational drawing.

Watercolor classes will be held on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. for six-week sessions at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Art Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station. 

Students are asked to bring their own supplies. The instructor will email the supply list prior to the beginning of the session.

ArtsConnect offers an online option for those not ready to do in-person classes yet. We will have a camera set up during class so students can join the class from their home. Participants will need to download the free program- Zoom prior to the beginning of the session.  The instructor will email students an invitation link each week.

When registering for the class, select which method of participation you want:  in-person or online.

No class November 25 due to Thanksgiving break.

Watercolor Session Dates                      Day and Time                                                    Non-member / Member Fee   Register
Session 4 7/15 - 8/20/2020 WED  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 5 9/9 - 10/14/2020 WED  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 6 11/4 - 12/16/2020
No class 11/25
WED  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here 

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

WORKSHOPS WITH GARY

Egg Tempera

Many beautiful paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance were done in the traditional technique of egg tempera. Egg tempera is a brilliant, semi-translucent paint that dries almost instantly. Egg yolk is added to colored pigment.  Gary will teach you how to make the paint and then manipulate this unique medium. All supplies included.

Brooks-Egg Tempera
Egg Tempera Workshop Time Non-Member / Member Register
Sat.  Sept 12 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here

Ukrainian Egg Christmas Ornament

Learn how to create your own Ukrainian Egg (Pysanka) Christmas ornament using the traditional wax-resist dyeing techniques and natural dyes. Learn the history, coloration, and symbolism of traditional Pysanka designs. Each student will leave with a completed egg, tools, and dyes.

Ukrainian Egg Ornament
Ukrainian Egg 
Christmas Ornament
Time Non-Member / 
Member
Register
Sat. Dec 12 9 a.m. - 1 p.m $60 / $54 Register Here
brooks teaching

Watercolor Instructor: Gary Brooks

Gary Brooks was born and lives in Amelia, Ohio, east of Cincinnati. Brooks began formal art training at Kent State University but finished at the University of Cincinnati where he earned both a B.F.A. in painting and a M.A. in Art Education.  While at UC, he began painting exclusively with watercolor under the guidance of Bob Fabe and  Phil Tucker.

Brooks worked as a studio artist with internationally known wildlife artist John A. Ruthven hand-coloring double-elephant sized aquatints. After several years as an art teacher, Gary worked in corporate theater production. He later returned to college, earning a second Masters degree and a Doctorate in Educational Administration.

After private tutoring from Gary Akers (AWS), Brooks began painting sharp focus watercolors and egg tempera.  He's continued watercolor studies with Terry Armstrong, Alan Shuptrine, and Laurin McCracken (AWS, NWS).  Gary is a signature member of both the Ohio and Kentucky Watercolor Societies, and an associate member of the National Association of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Ohio state representative for the International Watercolor Society, and a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society.  Brooks is also featured on "painting with the Master," a cable access program on public broadcasting and is a frequent presenter at schools and businesses throughout the tristate.

Brooks' watercolors and egg tempera paintings can be found in multiple private and corporate collections throughout the Midwest and at www.garybrooksart.com. Gary teaches the Watercolor Class for ArtsConnect.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 13 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 


Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108