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Possibilities with Watercolor 2 with Erica Qualey

March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Watercolor by Erica Qualey who is teaching a class at the Farnsworth Art Museum

Thursdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 8 pm
online via Zoom

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second class of Possibilities in Watercolor. This is the same class that is offered on Tuesdays here. Time to dig out your paint brushes and get those creative juices flowing! Join Erica for a virtual beginner watercolor workshop perfect as well for those with some experience but wanting to fine-tune their technique.

Watercolor is a fun and beautiful medium to use and with the understanding of some basic skills can produce rich and illuminating paintings.  In this class, we will dig deep into some of watercolor’s core techniques to learn the “ins and outs” of how to use it successfully. Participants will be encouraged to push themselves, experimenting and playfully searching for happy accidents that will help grow a deeper understanding of the medium and free you from painting tentatively. Erica’s hope is for everyone to gain confidence and joy in their paintings through what we learn in this class.

Erica Qualey lives in mid-coast Maine with her husband and two daughters. She is a landscape painter that works primarily in watercolor and watercolor batik. Leaving her hometown in northern Maine, Erica earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She worked as a graphic designer for several years along with teaching design, drawing, and Adobe programs at a small college in New Hampshire. She has since focused on her personal art, exhibiting throughout New England, and is represented in private collections around the United States and Canada. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of Splash, a yearly publication of 125 watercolor paintings from around the world. She currently teaches workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and River Arts in Damariscotta, and has had the privilege of teaching at other art associations such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Erica also enjoys working with kids, sometimes working as a visiting artist in schools and running programs through Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta. Her work may be viewed here.

Cost: $180; $150 members