Watercolor Cohort: Building on your strengths and overcoming challenges With Erica Qualey
January 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four meetings every two weeks on Tuesdays, January 11, 25, February 8, and 22 from 6 to 8 pm (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom.
Looking for a supportive watercolor community to inspire, motivate, and help you grow? This class checks all these boxes! Meeting virtually every other week, this class is designed to serve as an ongoing instructional painting group and will cater to the interests and needs of the group. Instruction and demonstrations for both drawing and painting, as well as friendly critiques, will help develop skill and confidence with the goal of helping each participant further their own personal development. Painting challenges designed to establish practice and push participants to take risks and stretch limits will be posted each session and participants will be encouraged to take part in our virtual community board where they can share work as well as give and receive feedback with classmates.
This ongoing workshop will be organized into four sessions, meeting biweekly. Open to all levels of painters.
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.
Cost: $144; $120 members