Painting with Watercolor
Experience the calming effects and therapeutic benefits while learning the practice of watercolor painting. Explore a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and dry brush, as you learn to paint from botanical still-lifes and your own personal photos. Learn realism as well as the abstract expression of an object. Step-by-step demonstrations of techniques, discussions on color mixing, composition and critiques are an essential part of this course. Play with transparent layered washes, discover the joy of capturing pure light and find ways to add interesting textures. While this is an introductory class, all levels are welcome and will be supported and enriched in their own practice. This class is great for advanced beginners with some experience and students with intermediate/advanced watercolor skills.
Masks must be worn at all times on campus and during classes; temperature checks are required before entering class/open studio.
All students must read and sign the health policy & waiver to attend Session 3 on-campus classes. CLICK HERE TO FILL IT OUT
Wednesday, Afternoon 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Duration, Jan 6, 2021 - Feb 24, 2021
Instructor: Eileen Lyons
Class ID: 21W1-PEL.3b
Eileen Lyons is a fourth generation painter who grew up on Long Island, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. As a teen, Lyons studied drawing at the Norton Museum of Art. She received a BFA in painting from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an MA in Museum Studies from the American University in Washington, DC. Lyons continued her studies through master-level painting classes at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in DC and also earned her teaching certification from the University of Virginia. Lyons is now painting full time in her Jupiter, FL studio where she concentrates on the concept of place and patterns found in nature. Lyons remains on staff at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as a Teaching Artist where she leads adult drawing programs. Lyons exhibits her contemporary oil paintings widely and has work in many private collections in the United States and Canada.