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Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Painting with watercolor is fun and accessible!

In our series of classes in August we will learn basic watercolor techniques –
Wet in wet
Wet on dry
Building up color
Gradient washes

With simple warm-up activities, you’ll begin to understand how watercolor really works and get comfortable with your paints. We will experiment with both transparent and opaque watercolors and explore color and composition inspired by simple nature studies and designs. Special emphasis on individual creative goals and expression will be encouraged.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Barbra Bragg

With a lifelong commitment to her own studio work, Barbra sees teaching as an important part of her creative process. She is dedicated to the idea that drawing and painting are intellectual experiences as well as technical. With a BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Painting and Sculpture, she has taught the importance of ‘visual thinking’ at Plymouth State University and Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Barbra has received professional recognition including a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Commission. She is a full-time artist creating both drawings and art objects that work together to create symbolic and narrative installations.

 

Nautical – Watercolor Workshop

This would be more advanced. With some practice on handling harbor and seascapes, we will challenge ourselves by adding some boats. We’ll take on waterlines, hulls and boat shapes, getting some practice in drawing and perspective with nautical subject matter.

Mary Ann Heinzen teaches by demonstration and a variety of exercises, designed to explore the delights and potentials of the watercolor.  Beginners are welcome. While basics such as drawing skills, design, and composition are always included; the emphasis will be on enjoying this exciting medium.

The Art Loft provides a limited amount of beginner watercolor materials for your use. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own watercolor supplies if they have some at home.

 


About the Artist

Watercolor workshop with Maryann Heinzen at the Art Loft in Rockland, Maine. Beginner and advanced watercolor art classes.Originally from Long Island, is now a full-time Maine resident, working primarily in watercolor. Ms. Heinzen had the opportunity to study with a number of wonderful artists including Edgar Whitney, Mario Cooper and her first watercolor instructor, Yukio Tashiro.

Ms. Heinzen exhibits, instructs and demonstrates watercolor both in workshops and plein air. She has served as juror for many art leagues in the New York, Long Island region.

As an exhibitor, Ms. Heinzen has received awards from many organizations. They include the Northeast Watercolor Society, the Long Island Museum, the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, the Roslyn and Nassau County Museum of Art, National Association of Women Artists and the National Art League in Douglaston, New York.  Having vacationed in the mid-coast Maine region for decades, Mary Ann Heinzen is delighted to be here year-round, exploring and painting the wealth of subjects Maine offers.

 

Seascapes – Watercolor Workshop

This class will experiment with watercolor techniques, creating seascapes with both flat and reflecting water scenes and active, surging seascapes. Included, will be how to handle both rocky shores and beaches.

Mary Ann Heinzen teaches by demonstration and a variety of exercises, designed to explore the delights and potentials of the watercolor.  Beginners are welcome. While basics such as drawing skills, design and composition are always included; the emphasis will be on enjoying this exciting medium.

The Art Loft provides a limited amount of beginner watercolor materials for your use. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own watercolor supplies if they have some at home.

 


About the Artist

Watercolor workshop with Maryann Heinzen at the Art Loft in Rockland, Maine. Beginner and advanced watercolor art classes.Originally from Long Island, is now a full-time Maine resident, working primarily in watercolor. Ms. Heinzen had the opportunity to study with a number of wonderful artists including Edgar Whitney, Mario Cooper and her first watercolor instructor, Yukio Tashiro.

Ms. Heinzen exhibits, instructs and demonstrates watercolor both in workshops and plein air. She has served as juror for many art leagues in the New York, Long Island region.

As an exhibitor, Ms. Heinzen has received awards from many organizations. They include the Northeast Watercolor Society, the Long Island Museum, the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, the Roslyn and Nassau County Museum of Art, National Association of Women Artists and the National Art League in Douglaston, New York.  Having vacationed in the mid-coast Maine region for decades, Mary Ann Heinzen is delighted to be here year-round, exploring and painting the wealth of subjects Maine offers.