Patty Kane, CFWS classes at Crealde


Beginning Watercolor (8-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde @ Home: virtual art class for those who prefer to paint in the comfort of their home.

Wednesday, January 20 – March 10, 2021 from 2-4 pm
Wednesday, April 4 – May 26, 2021 from 2-4 pm

Let’s Get Started. Watercolor is a mysterious medium. Once you learn the basics, you will paint the rest of your life. This class will discuss necessary supplies, learn techniques and practice color mixing to get you on your watercolor journey. Be prepared to paint during this class.

Crealde Members $235/Non-Crealde Members $255

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For more class information, contact Patty



Achieving Creative Color with Transparent Watercolor (6-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde School of Art, Winter Park Campus

Thursday, January 21 – March 11, 2021 from 2-4 pm
Thursday, April 5 – May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm

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Why are my paintings dull? Should I paint on wet or dry paper? Use transparent pigment to learn how to mix colors to achieve luminosity, spontaneity, and sparkle in your paintings. Color mixing and a variety of WOW (wet-on-wet) and dry paper techniques will be explored. There will be demonstrations for every concept discussed. Be prepared to paint in this class. Intermediate Level

Crealde Members $245/Non-Crealde Members $265

For more class information, contact Patty

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


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:

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

Watercolor & Acrylic with Nancy McDonald

Watercolor and Acrylic every Tuesday, 9 am, to 12 noon at
The Fran Carlton Center, 11 North Forrest Ave in Apopka, FL.

For more information and cost call Nancy at 407 464 6724.

Come and visit the first class to see if you like it. We will be working all summer  and it is an open class so if you miss a class problem. And then we all go out to lunch.