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Eight-Week Watercolor Workshop

Take your painting to a new level with this stellar workshop!

Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

After learning the basics of painting you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition. This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality. The classes will cover planning a painting, negative shapes, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.

Advancing in Watercolor
Ardella Swanberg
Mondays and Thursdays: 
Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, Oct. 8, 11


Fee: $180

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art
Lesson 3: Apply color theory
Lesson 4:  Lively whites in a still life
Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts
Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Lesson 7: Abstraction 
Lesson 8: Saving a painting

For more information and to register, contact Ardella at (805) 234-1754 or

Don’t miss this one!!!


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