Date: Wednesdays, January 13-February 3, 2021 + critique sessions TBA
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM PST
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.
To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
This four-week online series class will focus on watercolor techniques for creating vibrant seascapes and related topics. The course will offer students the opportunity to explore a watercolor palette and technique repertoire that focuses on the order of operations for planning and completing a successful painting. From assessing values to negative painting of “white spaces”, such features as crashing ocean waves, sea bluffs, rocky coastlines, serene beach scenes, boats and floats and more will be explored. Designed for advanced beginner/ intermediate students. Prior understanding of color theory a plus.
Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate certificate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She has been a freelance illustrator and artist for over 25 years, and a teacher for the past 20 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. Her client list includes the New York Botanical Gardens, U.S. National Park Service, the Maine State Museum, U.S. Forest Service, and the California Native Plant Society.