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Painting the Rural Landscape


with Vladimir Yeliseyev

Calendar Next session starts Jan 24, 2020 at 9 am

What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring and start painting like a pro? 

Students are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you the importance of one detail above the other and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys. On the technical side of things you will learn how to approach urban scenery and what are the major steps involved in achieving artistic results including composition, focal point and light distribution.

All reference materials will be provided by instructor. The workshop will start with lecture and demonstration and follow with one-on-one instructions. 

Painting The Soul – People and Animals In Watercolor


with Michaelin Otis

Calendar Next session starts Mar 27, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Michaelin Otis, author of “Watercolor for the Fun of It – Painting People”, (available at TCA gift shop) will show you how to draw accurate faces, get a likeness, and paint it in Watercolor. Participants will learn how to paint on a very forgiving serface. Michaelin will provide reference material. Feel free to bring your own photos for review and learn how to judge it for good reference. In this 3-day class will create one portrait of a person and one of an animal. 

TCA members recieve a $50 discount on all workshops.

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