Sarah Hansen - Watercolor Landscapes Deconstructed (Online); Tuesdays, April 6-May 4, 2021

Date: Tuesdays, April 6-May 4, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30AM Pacific Time / 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor

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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 on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.

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.

You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

This four-week online course will focus on watercolor techniques for painting an expressively loose landscape. Concentrating on learning to paint individual landscape features, this class will also provide instruction on manipulating color, value and edges into pleasing shapes. During the first three weeks, we will explore different landscape segments. Each class will include a lecture, demonstration, and weekly assignment. Week four will be composition study and pulling the elements together to create an expressive composition. Week five will be discussion and critique. Some prior experience with watercolor and color theory recommended.

  • Week 1: Sky and mountains
  • Week 2: Mid and foreground
  • Week 3: Foreground
  • Week 4: Planning the composition and pulling the elements together into one painting
  • Week 5: Followup Critique Session


Award-winning Northwest Watercolor Society Signature member, artist, and instructor, Sarah B. Hansen has been painting for over 30 years. A self-taught painter, Sarahbegan by painting traditional transparent watercolor on paper, primarily portraits. By recently converting into a landscape artist, Sarahhas found in the combination of her love of nature and gestural paint application, an open door into limitless possibilities of expression. Born and raised in Southwestern Colorado, Sarah moved to Oregon in 1987, working as a commercial and residential designer in Portland. Now, Sarah can be found creating acrylic and watercolor landscapes from her studio in Bend, Oregon. Her collectors range regionally and worldwide, both in residential homes and hospitality facilities, such as Kaiser Permanente, Sunriver Resort, and Cascade Medical Imaging. She teaches workshops both regionally and abroad. Member American Women Artists, NWWS, Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists.

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