Allure of Watercolor Painting

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Breathe...  With relaxing music in the background, connect with your creative side!  Paralleling the idea of meditation, this class focuses on the process over the destination and on “letting go” to permit watercolors to guide you, rather than you controlling them.  The result is a pleasurable, relaxing, and even therapeutic experience that allows you, the artist, to watch the mysterious, seductive essence of watercolors unfold as you engage with the fluid paint, brush bristles, paper surface and different additives.  This four-part series will help you open up not only to the possibilities of watercolors, but get you in the right mindset for experimentation and learning any style of art in the future.  


As a follow-up to my Watercolor Basics class, in this series you will learn more ways to manipulate watercolor, through tools, mediums, substrates, as well as how to stretch paper.  This is a class for beginner and intermediate levels and those interested in discovering or exercising their imagination and creative side.  


$20 MATERIALS FEE DUE ON THE FIRST CLASS.  For use of quality materials for all sessions!


Class #1 - July 19  7-9:30pm 
Class #2 - July 26  7-9:30pm 
Class #3 - August 2  7-9:30pm


Class #4 -  August 9  7-9:30pm


If you cannot make one of the classes, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

What to Bring

A portfolio to take paintings home and apron if you are wearing clean clothes.

Prerequisites

Please take my "Watercolor Basics" class first, or be familiar with basic watercolor techniques and materials.

What's Provided

$15 materials fee includes all materials for all sessions: quality paints, paper, brushes, mediums, palettes, additives, cups, boards and paper towels. All you gotta do is show up!

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Learn different watercolor techniques and applications
  • Practice letting go
  • Exercise your imagination and creativity
  • Become open to experimentation
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Boris Ostrerov

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Boris Ostrerov earned a BFA in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. While studying, he learned to paint and draw both representationally and abstractly with various mediums. He worked as a teacher assistant for multiple teachers and classes at MIAD and SAIC. In the last three years he has worked for wine and paint companies and taught art classes to beginners. He creates a comfortable environment and uses his ability to clearly and enthusiastically articulate and demonstrate approaches and techniques to painting and drawing. He believes everyone has the potential to improve their artistic skills and exercise their creativity through visual art.

Ostrerov has exhibited his work widely and earned several opportunities including showing at Paris London Hong Kong (PLHK), Tory Folliard, and the Portrait Society in Milwaukee. He has been featured in several publications including New American Paintings #119.

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