Upcoming WorkShops

    • Wed, October 03, 2018
    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • 26002 Budde Rd, The woodlands,TX 77380
    • 7
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    Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power

     In the second series of four workshops award-winning Reva Power will focus on four more intermediate to advanced  watercolor techniques and applications. The limited size of these workshops will ensure participants will get individual attention. Each workshop is self-contained; take one or take the entire series to get a discount. Registration online; must register by first workshop for discount Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. Reva's email : tobyreva@comcast.net

    $75 per workshop or all 4 for $250; 9 AM to 1:30 PM with half hour break for lunch

    Class held at Studio in the Woods on Budde Rd

    Oct 3 Using sponges and simple resists: Barn and Trees

    The focus will be on implied texture, a dramatic sky and simple resists. The instructor will provide opportunity to practice the techniques prior to using them in the main composition. Bring your own images of barns or simple structures surrounded by trees. Discover a variety of new ways to use the natural sponge and man made sponges. Other simple materials will unlock the secrets for creating texture in an aging barn or an old fence. Additionally, learn new methods to preserve needed whites. The surroundings bales of hay and trees will complete the composition.  We will set the mood with the color of the sky. “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design.  Which practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor art.


    Oct 17 Using transparent paint, glazing and under painting:  the challenge will be glazing to give color variety and excitement.  By using layers of transparent paint the artist will create a cluster of fruit and leaves in a tree.  Then using a unifying wash to give the painting depth. The secret of color harmony and simplifying the density of up close foliage mixed with bright, glowing fruit.

    Oct 31   Shiny objects: The challenge is to create realistic looking pieces with sparkling effects. Cellophane wrapped candy will be our firs model.

    Every wonder how to create sparkle with watercolor? Learn how to give a glow to simple objects.  Discover the secret of mixing a dark in watercolor. Create lushes blacks to give a shine to silv

    Nov 14 Into Abstraction with a plan…. The artists will be given insight into creating an abstract painting. By using a variety of specific techniques the mystery of making an abstract painting will be unlocked. Have you ever said “I don’t do abstract”?  Did you realize every painting you do has in some way been abstracted. It can create a feeling that you can't see or touch. It may be an intangible concept or a mood created from the representation of concrete objects.

    The student will be given insight into using color to convey mood. The importance of understanding composition will be emphasized. Learn the difference between non-objective abstraction and representational abstraction.

    Create a piece that will engage and mystify the viewer while bringing pleasure and satisfaction to the artist.


    Please note: Register for Either entire series or session 1 through this link; Register for Sessions 2-4 as individual events if taking separately. See Events calendar.





    Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).

    She retired from teaching mathematics and computer science to focus on learning more about her passion: watercolor.  Her studies began with Eldon Farries and Shirey Sterling.  In addition, she has taken many advanced workshops held at WAS-H lead by  both local and nationally acclaimed artists such as Arne Western, Steven Quiller, Don Getz, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Lauren McCracken and numerous others. She has offered watercolor classes, workshops, and private lessons in the Houston and South County area for years and shows her award winning work work in many venues. Locally, she is a core member of DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.

    Artists statement: “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design.  With practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor  art."



    • Wed, October 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 26002 Budde Rd, The woodlands,TX 77380
    • 8
    Registration is closed


    Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series with Reva Power

    Session 2

     Oct 17 Using transparent paint, glazing and under painting:  the challenge will be glazing to give color variety and excitement.  By using layers of transparent paint the artist will create a cluster of fruit and leaves in a tree.  Then using a unifying wash to give the painting depth. The secret of color harmony and simplifying the density of up close foliage mixed with bright, glowing fruit.

    In each of these workshops award-winning Reva Power will focus on one aspect of watercolor technique and application. The limited size of these workshops will ensure participants will get individual attention. Each workshop is self-contained; take one or take the entire series to get a discount. Registration online; must register by July 28th for discount Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. Reva's email : tobyreva@comcast.net

    $75 per 4 hour workshop with break for lunch; 9 AM to 1:30 PM 

    Class held at Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, 77380


    Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).

    She retired from teaching mathematics and computer science to focus on learning more about her passion: watercolor.  Her studies began with Eldon Farries and Shirey Sterling.  In addition, she has taken many advanced workshops held at WAS-H lead by  both local and nationally acclaimed artists such as Arne Western, Steven Quiller, Don Getz, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Lauren McCracken and numerous others. She has offered watercolor classes, workshops, and private lessons in the Houston and South County area for years and shows her award winning work work in many venues. Locally, she is a core member of DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.

    Artists statement: “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design.  With practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor  art."



    • Fri, October 19, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd 77380
    Registration is closed



    Let’s Move On – Critiques: Recover and Revitalize Your Art

    If you  have paintings  in your studio that are languishing a slow death because you lost interest in them, suffered a creative block, or couldn’t find a way to bring your vision to your canvas, then spending time and learning how to reconcile your old “stopping” place with a brilliant new direction, this workshop with Vickie McMillan is for you. Pack up and bring those unfinished pieces to this workshop! Or just start a new painting incorporating new texture ideas and techniques. Critiques by this master artist are given with encouragement, kindness, and specific direction. “Just as actors need directors and writers need editors, we as artists need that second or third ‘set of eyes’. Critiques help us understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists….Matt Fussell in “The Importance of Critique in Art”.

    (This workshop price includes the evening seminar on professional development!)


    Please bring your painting supplies for this unusual "hands on" critique!


     

       

    • Fri, October 19, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd 77380
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    How to Take Your Art to the Next Level; Marketing Your Work

    A Studio talk with Vickie McMillan

       Vickie McMillan, a native Texan and former resident of The Woodlands offers her unique insights and how-to's to "get your work out there"!

    Approaching galleries and sales venues, use of publicity materials, connecting to the art "elite" where bread and butter sales can be made, and, as important, where NOT to waste your time are topics that will be discussed. Bring a notebook! 

    After the one hour talk, there will be time for questions and discussion!






      






    • Sat, October 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands 77380
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    Altered Books Workshop with Terri Sanders

    Saturday, October 27th, 1-4 PM

    $50, most supplies provided


    * We will explore how to alter a discarded library book (provided). Participants will use a variety of materials and techniques from which to draw from and are encouraged to use as many as they would like. How much could be done to and in a book to alter it? -Tearing, folding, attaching, layering, painting, pasting, cutting, embellishing, are just a few ways.

    * Altered books are an amazing opportunity to draw, visualize, write, or fill countless hours doodling. Experienced artists will find this a refreshing way to re-engage their art practice and those with less experience can jump right in.

    Materials:

    * Most materials including a book that you may keep to develop into an altered book will be available to share at the workshop.

    * A complete list of materials & examples

    * You may want to bring with you any personal collage materials you would like to include in your book, such as: photos, movie/concert tickets,


    About Altered Books:

    An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form by altering its appearance and/or meaning. The artist will use visual solutions to create original artwork by problem solving through direct observation, original resources, experiences, narrations, and imagination. As an early form of recycling in the late nineteenth century, people created scrapbooks by pasting on its pages ephemera from their society including magazine images, personal recipes, and family pictures. Contemporary artists explore both the form and content of books. Books give the artist pages that are filled with type or images to be used as a surface for their own art.

    About the Artist:

    “I carry a sketchbook everywhere I go entering ideas to recreate with different mediums and processes. The subject matter changes between my daily life and my travels. I am constantly drawing, writing, and gathering ephermera that often develops into in-depth and detailed images in my sketchbook or altered books. I long for road trips that always go off the beaten path"                                                                                                  Terri Sanders


    * B.F.A. in Advertising & Graphic Design with a minor in English in 2004

    * Texas Teaching Certificate PreK-12 Art in 2005, and a M.ED in Curriculum & Instruction with a minor in Administration in 2009 from Sam Houston State University.

    * Terri is presently teaching at Hauke High School in Conroe ISD. She teaches Art I, Adv. drawing, Adv. painting, and creates cross-curriculum with academic and art classes. Community outreach is a part of her teaching, as well as in her personal life.

    * Terri was selected as a Master Artist with The Woodlands WaterWay Art Council. She is an active member of the Conroe Art League, the Lone Star Art Guild, and Houston Center for Photography.

    * In 2009, Terri traveled to Mali, West Africa and worked with woodcarvers, silversmiths, and the students at the Institute National Des Arts in Bamako. Her research, Journals, and 150 photographs were selected by the Agricultural Department in Washington DC.

    * Currently, Terri’s studio work is in photography, photopainting, gouache and watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, and altered books. Throughout her career as an artist, she has exhibited her artwork in numerous solo and group exhibitions – competitive and invitational. * For a complete bio, cv and gallery, please see website: terrisanders.artspan.com




    • Wed, October 31, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 26002 Budde Rd, The woodlands,TX 77380
    • 8
    Registration is closed


    Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power

    Session 3: 

     

    Oct 31   Shiny objects

    The challenge is to create realistic looking pieces with sparkling effects. Cellophane wrapped candy will be our firs model.

    Every wonder how to create sparkle with watercolor? Learn how to give a glow to simple objects.  Discover the secret of mixing a dark in watercolor. Create lushes blacks to give a shine to silver.

     


    In each of these workshops award-winning Reva Power will focus on one aspect of watercolor technique and application. The limited size of these workshops will ensure participants will get individual attention. Each workshop is self-contained; take one or take the entire series to get a discount. Registration online; must register by July 28th for discount Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. Reva's email : tobyreva@comcast.net

    $75 per workshop ; 9 AM to 1:30 PM with half hour break for lunch

    Class held at Studio in the Woods , 26002 Budde Rd, 77380


    Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).

    She retired from teaching mathematics and computer science to focus on learning more about her passion: watercolor.  Her studies began with Eldon Farries and Shirey Sterling.  In addition, she has taken many advanced workshops held at WAS-H lead by  both local and nationally acclaimed artists such as Arne Western, Steven Quiller, Don Getz, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Lauren McCracken and numerous others. She has offered watercolor classes, workshops, and private lessons in the Houston and South County area for years and shows her award winning work work in many venues. Locally, she is a core member of DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.

    Artists statement: “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design.  With practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor  art."



    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 26002 Budde Rd, The woodlands,TX 77380
    • 8
    Registration is closed


    Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series with Reva Power

    Session 4: Colorful underpaintings

      

    Nov 14 Into Abstraction with a plan…. The artists will be given insight into creating an abstract painting. By using a variety of specific techniques the mystery of making an abstract painting will be unlocked. Have you ever said “I don’t do abstract”?  Did you realize every painting you do has in some way been abstracted. It can create a feeling that you can't see or touch. It may be an intangible concept or a mood created from the representation of concrete objects.

    The student will be given insight into using color to convey mood. The importance of understanding composition will be emphasized. Learn the difference between non-objective abstraction and representational abstraction.

    Create a piece that will engage and mystify the viewer while bringing pleasure and satisfaction to the artist.

     In each of these workshops award-winning Reva Power will focus on one aspect of watercolor technique and application. The limited size of these workshops will ensure participants will get individual attention. Each workshop is self-contained; take one or take the entire series to get a discount. Registration online; must register by July 28th for discount Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. Reva's email : tobyreva@comcast.net

    $75 per workshop ; 9 AM to 1:30 PM with half hour break for lunch

    Class held at Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, 77380

    Limited to 8 participants.


    Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).

    She retired from teaching mathematics and computer science to focus on learning more about her passion: watercolor.  Her studies began with Eldon Farries and Shirey Sterling.  In addition, she has taken many advanced workshops held at WAS-H lead by  both local and nationally acclaimed artists such as Arne Western, Steven Quiller, Don Getz, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Lauren McCracken and numerous others. She has offered watercolor classes, workshops, and private lessons in the Houston and South County area for years and shows her award winning work work in many venues. Locally, she is a core member of DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.

    Artists statement: “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design.  With practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor  art."



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