1450 Ocean Ave.Santa Monica, CA, US 90401
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERIES REQUIRES A $20 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR.
Drop-in participation is available for $35, cash only, except for the 6-hour intensive on 3/12 which will be $70, cash only. Call (310) 458-2239 to confirm drop-in availability if you are not bringing your own rig.
CLASS DATES: Sundays 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/26 from 10am-1pm and 3/12 from 10am-5pm. PLEASE NOTE MODIFED SCHEDULE.
Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a five-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work.
Classes will feature in-depth watercolor instruction with an emphasis on representational scene painting and ?en plein air? techniques, as well as delvings into the artistic legacy of watercolor practice. Timothy conveys an appreciation for this unique medium, its fluidity, spontaneity, simplicity of form and the complexities of proper application. Exterior and interior scenes and lighting will be addressed and the gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.
All basic materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes, palettes and nontoxic colors.
More materials detail: Although basic shared equipment is included in this class, you are encouraged to bring your own easel rigs, brushes and color palettes. Paper will be provided but students are encouraged to bring what paper they prefer. The instructor will let you know what paper is required for each week's exercise; if you are dropping in, please bring 1-2 sheets of cold-press 140 lb. 11"x14 watercolor paper and a bound or ringed sketch pad of 90 lbs. paper of any size for exterior journaling.
The curriculum will cover:Medium and Materials: Watercolor paint, palette, brushes and paper used and the importance of building a working process that is ergonomic and efficient.
Composition: The fundamentals of composing a pleasing picture: compositional forms, vanishing point fundamentals, the Rule of Thirds etc.
Drawing: The importance of learning to accurately render the scene or image for placement in the painting; architectural perspective, rendering styles, the human form, the discipline of regular sketching and visual journaling.
Brush Work: The application of paint to the paper in watercolor. A thorough explanation of brush types and sizes their appropriate use, effects and the subtleties of individual calligraphy.
Value and Color Theory: An explanation of the Color Wheel, the importance of Values, The layout and use of the Palette, as well as the Watercolor Vocabulary will be discussed.
En Plein air: Students will have opportunities in the relaxed and picturesque environment of the Palisades to paint an outdoor scene.
Beginners who enroll can use our watercolor workstations. Even if you have no watercolor equipment you can take part in this class!
Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!
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Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway.
Parking: Under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking
Bus: Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com.
Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.
Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins.
Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place - enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to email@example.com within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.
2600 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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