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Beginning Watercolor -- IN-PERSON CLASS
January 24 - March 21, 2022 |
Sierra Madre, CA
This fun and comprehensive class provides an introduction to watercolor and drawing in a safe environment to nurture your creative skills. Each week, hands-on exercises will reinforce the lessons demonstrated by instructor Julie Crouch. This class is designed for beginning watercolor students as well as intermediate students who might have missed some basics or want to expand their knowledge. Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No class on February 21, 2021.
Watercolors that Glow
February 19 - 20, 2022 (2 days)
Registration: November 1, 2021 - February 18, 2022 (110 days)
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San Diego, CA
After years of taking classes and workshops, I found the need to come up with a way to organize my approach to painting. In this two-day workshop, i will show you how I simplify the shapes and values of subjects and use a limited palette, painting in layers to create paintings that are full of life and glow. Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Explorations in Watercolor on ZOOM
January 21 - March 11, 2021
Registration: November 12, 2020
Expand your horizons by exploring innovative watercolor techniques with instructor Julie Crouch. You'll improve your skills by painting along with Julie using traditional and experimental techniques in transparent watercolor with a bit of mixed media. Class includes demonstrations, time for you to paint and individual assistance.

In this online class hosted live on Zoom, you will be able to view the other students in the class on your screen (smartphone, iPad or computer) as well as having a bird's eye view of Julie's demonstrations.
Negative Painting in Watercolor on ZOOM
October 23 - 30, 2020 (8 days)
Learning to paint negative shapes (in other words, the spaces around and between the positive shapes in your painting) is the quickest way to take your watercolor painting to the next level. This fun workshop will help you understand what to look for to paint negative shapes and how to create depth in your paintings. Julie's demonstrations and exercises for you to practice will reinforce what you've learned. You will be amazed when objects "magically" appear as you learn to paint what is NOT the subject of your painting.

In this online workshop hosted live on Zoom, you will be able to view the other students in the class on your screen (smartphone, iPad or computer) as well as having a bird's eye view of Julie's demonstrations.
Painting Yourself Calm with Watercolor on ZOOM
June 4 - 26, 2020 (23 days)
Registration: May 25 - June 9, 2020 (16 days)
Whether you are continuing from last term or are picking up a watercolor class anew, everyone is welcome to join. Are you feeling a wee bit stressed in the midst of the chaos these days? Are you missing the energy of being among other artists? Do you remember how fun and free you felt when you painted as a kid? I will share how I use watercolor in a mindful and calming way to separate from the news of the day and subdue anxiety. Set aside the goal of creating a masterpiece (not forever, just for now). Subdue your inner critic by focusing on the process -- the simple joy of applying paint to paper and watching how it mixes and mingles, creating beauty on its own. You can let go of perfection because no mistakes are possible. All levels (everyone can paint!). In this online class hosted on Zoom streaming in real time, you will be able to view the other students in the class on your screen (phone, ipad or computer) as well as my demonstrations. No experience with Zoom? No worries, I will guide you through. 4 Thursdays 10:00 to 11:30 am June 4, 11, 18 and 23, 2020.