H2Oh! Botanical Watercolor Classes for Copic Colorers- Checkerboard Geranium

 

Warm colors love mud

They don't mean to, it's just what happens when you try to add shade to sunny yellows, snappy oranges, and warm reds.

"Checkerboard Geranium" H2oh! lesson for Aug 2016. Learn to apply your coloring skills to watercolor. | VanillaArts.com

Why?

Because gray is naturally cool. Even if it says "warm". Warm simply means warmer than cool.

Learning to add realistic shade to warm colors is important in art but it's essential in watercolor. 

This month we're celebrating Scarlet, a warm and almost orange version of red. Learn how to shade Scarlet beautifully.

Join us for watercolor class!

 

Wednesday, August 17th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking is in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP at 586.598.1810.

Watercolor Lesson: Shading warm colors

Color Theory Lesson: Using the CMY color wheel to prevent mud

Image: "Checkerboard Geranium" by Vanilla Arts Co.

No drawing skills required! 

Join us, we laugh while we learn. It's great fun.

 
 

H2Oh! Botanical Watercolor Lessons for Copic Colorers- Royal Iris

 

Water control = color control

H2Oh! classes approach watercolor from a rather unique perspective.

I learned to watercolor first. And my watercolor mindset has greatly influenced the way I use and teach Copic marker classes.

H2Oh! flips that on its head. I teach my intermediate level coloring students to use their Copic skills with watercolor.

The two mediums are very similar. With one exception...

Water control.

In marker, if you want a lighter color, you switch to a lighter marker. In watercolor, you dilute your paint.

How much to dilute... now that's the hard part.

This month we're limiting our color palette in order to concentrate on the strength of our paint. Light green, dark green, light violet, dark violet. It's good practice to see how many colors we can get from just a few tubes of paint.

Join us for watercolor class!

"Royal Iris" a lesson in water control for beginning watercolor students | VanillaArts.com
 

Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking is in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP at 586.598.1810.

Watercolor Lesson: Water Control (optional: finish any previous class project)

Color Theory Lesson: Color Relativity

Image: "Royal Iris" by Vanilla Arts Co.

No drawing skills required! 

Join us, we laugh while we learn. It's great fun.

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H2oh!: Watercolor Lessons for Copic students "Trillium"

 

The hill behind my house is covered with trillium

So it's only natural that I'd add it to the botanicals we're studying in H2oh! classes this year.

My trilliums are angelic white, so imagine my surprise to find Red Trilliums exist. They're perfect for this month's study in deep, rich color!

No drawing skills required!

 

Wednesday, June 15th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Watercolor Lesson: Begin Trillium (optional: finish any previous class project)

Color Theory Lesson: Underpainting and overpainting

Image: "Trillium" by Vanilla Arts Co.

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Watercolor For Copic Users: h2oh! Botanical lesson on Tulips

 

A new month, a new botanical image!

Join me in watercolor class as we begin our second botanical in the 2016 series, Tulips.

This month, it's all about magenta- how to make it sing!

Magenta is a bold and strong color and if you're not careful, it can overwhelm your project. We'll look at tips for using magenta and how to lessen its punch without killing off its vibrancy.

No drawing skills required!

wednesday, april 20th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Watercolor Lesson: Begin Tulips (optional: critique of finished Amaryllis)

Color Theory Lesson: Taming Magenta

Image: "Tulips" by Vanilla Arts Co.

You can do this!

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