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Technique Tune Up – Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey 

January 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 2023, 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom

Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and supplies used, and about fundamental techniques that act as the foundation for paintings. Using demonstrations, group paint projects, and some inspiration for practicing at home, this class is designed to provide enough experience and understanding of the medium to boost your confidence and let you embrace the joy of painting with watercolor. 

Meeting virtually over the course of four, 2 hour sessions, classes will be filled with discussion, demonstrations, and class paint alongs. Participants will have ample time to ask questions and receive individual feedback on their work. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate painters. Some painting experience is helpful but not necessary. Materials list will be sent to participants.

Erica Qualey is an award winning watercolor artist and teacher who lives in the midcoast of Maine. She has exhibited internationally and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. She is an associate member of the New England Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of the yearly publication, Splash.. She has led workshops for adults at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ArtWaves DMI on Mount Desert Island, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and other art associations. She has participated in visiting artist programs in public schools and has run art programming for children through her local library.

Cost: $144; $120 members (includes all materials provided)