In this project-based class, participants will follow along with painter Christine Herron to compose and paint a loose bouquet of mixed flowers in watercolor, gouache and gold watercolors on gray toned paper.

Attendees will watch each step by step instructional videos and then work independently on weekly assignments. Participants will photograph their progress, and with the help of Christine, upload the photos into a shared online classroom.

There will be weekly Zoom meetings to share work, get instructor feedback, ask questions, and learn from other students in a friendly, supportive way.

What will I learn in this class?

Participants will come away with a better understanding of:

Painting materials and tools
How to use watercolor & gouache together
How to compose a drawing from a variety of references
How to transfer sketches to their finish paper
Mixing color intuitively
How to make a color “cheat sheet” for your painting
The process of laying in color
How to paint with “gold watercolor” to resemble gold leaf

Review by Amy King-Crandall

Christine is awesome, she just has a way about her, that is comfortable and easy. She comes down to your level and makes you have no fear about painting. I was brand new to watercolor and have had so much fear of it for so long, when working with Chris ,it was so eye opening and clear. She will work with you and push you to open up and paint! Her techniques are unique and mesmerizing. She also will answer any questions by email or phone. Just a great teacher. And funny too!

About Christine Herron

Christine Herron studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Since then she has been the lead designer and maker creating original, handmade products for the gift and personal accessories market for her company Red Chair Studio for over 20 years. Currently she teaches painting and pottery classes at the South County Art Association, and watercolor at RISD|CE Westerly.

More Information and How to Register

Zoom meetings will take place from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on February 20 & 27, and on March 6, 13 & 20.

For more information or to sign up for the class, please go here.

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About The Author

Brenda Bonneville, editor

Brenda Bonneville co-founded Maine Art Scene Magazine in 2007 with her husband Thierry Bonneville. Together they are committed to promote Maine Arts in new and enterprising ways. They have published thousands of press releases and organized multiple statewide juried virtual arts exhibits.

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