Enjoy creating beautiful watercolor paintings in a relaxed, noncompetitive 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.
Meet 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 desertscapes, 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 world view.
The dates are
June 8, 9, 15 and 16
Cost: $80 (supplies included in cost of series)
To register and pay: www.jfcsclasses.org
Friday, June 9, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1118 W Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021