New Mexico Art League
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Understanding Watercolor with Ruth Andrews-Vreeland (Mondays)

  • 06/08/2020
  • 07/20/2020
  • 7 sessions
  • 06/08/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 06/15/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 06/22/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 06/29/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 07/06/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 07/13/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • 07/20/2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (MDT)
  • Online Zoom Class
  • 3


This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Ruth online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Ruth will also be in contact with students via email. 

This 7-week online class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to paint in watercolor using multiple transparent layers for ultimate depth in their work. Students will learn the basics of handling watercolor paints and brushes, and explore a variety of techniques (glazing, layering, methods for saving the white of the paper, juxtaposition of color, key techniques in creating the perfect neutral color, softening and/or losing a few edges, the importance of incorporating the background color as foreground shadows, and others). Painting subjects will be a few small still lifes created first from an actual still life model and then from a photo. We will also explore the fundamentals of composition, contrast of values, the essentials of a good initial drawing, how to achieve perfect chiaroscuro and working from great vs. bad photo references. Daily technical demonstrations will complement your home studio work. The goal of this class is to give students the basic tools necessary to begin their own personal work, using transparent layers.

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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