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Thanks to Ken Austin for a special one-day workshop…

We had a great time at the Ken Austin Workshop on Saturday, October 7th. We learned about communicating with our audience, creating tension, the importance of values, and painting what interests you. In doing these things, there are some fun “tricks of the trade” you can use like, stamping, patterns, lifting, and using unconventional items for special effects.

We all enjoyed this special workshop with a special instructor and wish we could have another day!

Attendees:  Teresa Chin, Mary Dall, Karen Bowden, Cathy Caine, Sherry Mohr, Janet Asbury, Marcella Moglia, Susan Greenlee-Mamon, Marianna Ross-Hamilton, Maureen Murphy , Faye Tambrino & Diane Darnell.

Janet Asbury, workshop assistant, Michel did a great job keeping everyone happy with snacks, coffee and equipment.

Cindy Sturla, CFWS artist, offers watercolor classes

Classes are held  in Studio One, at Gallery on First, 211 E First Street, Sanford, FL.  

  • Watercolor I is offered Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30. This classs is for first-time  painters wanting to learn the basics of watercolor painting.
  • Watercolor II is offered Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm. This is for the painter with past experience in watercolor painting who wants to improve their skills.

For each class, there is a painting project which the students complete by following me through a demo.
Classes are small so there is a lot of one on one teaching.  The cost per class is $25 or $95 for four classes.  Please contact Cindy Sturla via email for more information or registration.

Free Online Course: Transfer Drawings With Tracing Paper

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Karen Bowden, CFWS member, now offers courses online. Her first free course shows how to work on the composition beforehand. Then how to economically transfer it to watercolor paper. You can find the course at Skillshare where you can sign up for free: http://skl.sh/2fNhxIk

At the end of the course, you can see a time lapse of the watercolor painting of two Scrubjays transferred using this technique.

Watercolor class with Roberta Lerman

CFWS Roberta Lerman’s Watercolor Class has openings on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:30. The classes are ongoing and not divided into sessions. Classes offered at the Maitland Senior Center on Maitland Avenue.

The class fee is $5 per lesson.  Option: Pay $16 on the first Wed. of the month for the current and next three Wednesday sessions.

The atmosphere is relaxed , attendees are expected to make good use of their time painting or drawing.

Class Agenda :
• Watercolor demo for the first 45 minutes;
• Members of the class may work on their own version of the demo painting or work on their own subject for remaining time.  Instructor available to answer questions and assist for the remainder of the class.

 *Students responsible for their own painting supplies.