Watercolor Painting with Nancy

Next Event: October 23, 2024 Scottsdale $100.00

Enjoy creating beautiful watercolor paintings in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. All levels of painters, from absolute beginners through advanced, are welcome.  In this class, different watercolor techniques will be covered, such as painting in a splashy style as well as a semi-dry brush, negative painting, utilizing salt and sponges to add texture and masking off portions of the painting.  Elements of composition and design will be discussed as well as color mixing and pushing color for more dramatic results. Each week, a different lesson will be provided. Advanced students are welcome to work more independently, from their own photo reference, if they prefer. Individualized attention will be provided.October 23, 30. November 6, 13, 20. December 4 from 10am-noon. NO CLASS 11/27 Meet your instructor: Nancy Price My paintings are meant to be a visual reprieve from the stresses of everyday life. I grew up surrounded by art that my parents collected from trips around the world. Although I have always been drawn to various creative arts, including painting, photography and poetry, my educational background is as a clinical social worker. I soon recognized the healing power of art, combining art with therapy when helping young children overcome the trauma of abuse. The process of painting is meditative and spiritual as well, which is what led me as a young adult to begin painting. Since then, I have a constant tug to create and an insatiable desire to translate my thoughts and visions into paintings. My paintings are meant to capture the essence and mood of a scene rather than a detailed mirror image. I paint in a variety of mediums but especially enjoy working with soft pastels or oil paint in a loose, impressionistic style with vibrant colors. After moving to the Southwest, I became inspired by the California Impressionist movement. I paint to express the awe and gratitude I feel being in proximity to amazing desert scapes, mountains and the ocean. The sky seems larger here, which nurtures my particular fascination with clouds. However, I am also intrigued by the play of light and shadows on everyday objects. Being surrounded by nature is a deep experience with its own language that I aspire to recreate on canvas. By sharing my work, I hope to convey an intimate peek into my stunning worldview.

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Every week on Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFirst event on October 23, 2024Last event on December 4, 2024
Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
$100.00 per adult

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