Watercolor Basics at Volumes Bookcafe

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors but are overwhelmed with where to start? No art skills? No worries! This class is perfect for the complete beginner; an introductory class with all quality materials included! At a comfortable pace, you will be introduced to different watercolor painting materials, understand what watercolors are made of, learn how to mix colors, practice a few painting techniques, and create one simple painting! By pursuing watercolor painting, you will learn how pleasurable and relaxing this medium is and you will develop a way to exercise creativity.


Come along with us and discover the joy of watercolor painting!

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All materials are provided

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Boris Ostrerov

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Boris Ostrerov earned an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. While in school, he learned to paint and draw both representationally and abstractly with various mediums. In the last three years he has 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 art is a rewarding hobby and that everyone has the potential to improve their artistic skills and exercise their creativity through visual art.

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

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Debbie G.
    Reviewed on 02/24/18

    If you are thinking about signing up - do it! The class is fun and informative. Boris is a great instructor who walks you through the process in an easy beginner friendly manner. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in attending.

    If you are thinking about signing up - do it! The class is fun and informative. Boris is a great instructor who walks you through the process in an easy beginner friendly manner. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in attending.

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    Casey D.
    Reviewed on 02/24/18

    This is a great class and Boris is a detailed and patient instructor. The materials provided were high quality and the instruction around watercolor basics were through and well explained. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking to learn more about how to work with watercolors.

    This is a great class and Boris is a detailed and patient instructor. The materials provided were high quality and the instruction around watercolor basics were through and well explained. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking to learn more about how to work with watercolors.

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    Dawn M.
    Reviewed on 02/08/18

    I highly recommend this class for the watercolor neophyte. The class is well-structured and builds skills from an introduction of materials and tools to beginner painting technique--which when combined will result in a pretty seashore painting. Plenty of license is given for artistic expression, and the pace is generous but not sluggish. This is an excellent class for a small group of friends, but is also approachable for individuals like myself that attend solo. Well worth your money.

    I highly recommend this class for the watercolor neophyte. The class is well-structured and builds skills from an introduction of materials and tools to beginner painting technique--which when combined will result in a pretty seashore painting. Plenty of license is given for artistic expression, and the pace is generous but not sluggish. This is an excellent class for a small group of friends, but is also approachable for individuals like myself that attend solo. Well worth your money.

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    Sue W.
    Reviewed on 01/16/18

    This was a wonderful introduction to watercolor painting. Boris was great and his instructions were easy to follow.
    I really enjoyed this class and will take more.

    This was a wonderful introduction to watercolor painting. Boris was great and his instructions were easy to follow.
    I really enjoyed this class and will take more.

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    Micheli J.
    Reviewed on 11/27/17

    Boris is a very patient and excellent teacher. He is very detailed in his instructions and goes out of his way to answer any questions you may have.

    Boris is a very patient and excellent teacher. He is very detailed in his instructions and goes out of his way to answer any questions you may have.

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    Neda T.
    Reviewed on 11/14/17

    This class is perfect if you've always wanted to try out watercolor painting with quality materials and a knowledgeable teacher. Definitely worth every penny and a lot of fun too!

    This class is perfect if you've always wanted to try out watercolor painting with quality materials and a knowledgeable teacher. Definitely worth every penny and a lot of fun too!

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    Brittany M.
    Reviewed on 09/17/17

    Class was fun and we learned some very useful watercolor techniques to continue our practice. Great for beginners

    Class was fun and we learned some very useful watercolor techniques to continue our practice. Great for beginners

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    Alex M.
    Reviewed on 07/20/17

    Boris is very knowledgeable with water coloring. He held a comfortable, relaxed class and packed a lot of information into 3 hours. I walked away from the class feeling grateful for the various techniques I'd been shown.

    Boris is very knowledgeable with water coloring. He held a comfortable, relaxed class and packed a lot of information into 3 hours. I walked away from the class feeling grateful for the various techniques I'd been shown.

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    Claire H.
    Reviewed on 07/17/17

    I loved Watercolor Basics! Boris had a great structure to the class and introduced us to a variety of beginner styles. Overall, the class was really fun, informative, and inspiring!

    I loved Watercolor Basics! Boris had a great structure to the class and introduced us to a variety of beginner styles. Overall, the class was really fun, informative, and inspiring!

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    Sônia R.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    This class was awesome. Lot of fun! The teacher is very patient and let us very free to create. Would love to make other classes, unfortunately I don't live here and I am going back home. :(

    This class was awesome. Lot of fun! The teacher is very patient and let us very free to create. Would love to make other classes, unfortunately I don't live here and I am going back home. :(

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    Tamasin F.
    Reviewed on 05/02/17

    Fun, laid-back way to try out a new hobby! Boris was super organized and took us very carefully from beginners to first painting. He patiently answered all our questions and I never felt lost. I also loved his music selections!

    Fun, laid-back way to try out a new hobby! Boris was super organized and took us very carefully from beginners to first painting. He patiently answered all our questions and I never felt lost. I also loved his music selections!

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    Marlie P.
    Reviewed on 04/23/17

    Boris is very knowledgeable about watercolor! My friend and I had a fun time at his class. There was only one other person registered so we had a small small group.

    Boris is very knowledgeable about watercolor! My friend and I had a fun time at his class. There was only one other person registered so we had a small small group.

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    Kim T.
    Reviewed on 03/21/17

    I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was knowledgeable and professional and created a nice environment.

    I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was knowledgeable and professional and created a nice environment.

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    Sezen M.
    Reviewed on 02/15/17

    It was very fun to learn different techniques of water color painting only in three hours and to be able to paint something at the end of the class! Boris is a very good instructor, you don't need to have an art background to attend this class.

    It was very fun to learn different techniques of water color painting only in three hours and to be able to paint something at the end of the class! Boris is a very good instructor, you don't need to have an art background to attend this class.

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    Michelle D.
    Reviewed on 02/12/17

    Great class! Boris was an excellent teacher. There was a lot to learn in 2 1/2 hours, and the class gave a good foundation for different techniques.

    Great class! Boris was an excellent teacher. There was a lot to learn in 2 1/2 hours, and the class gave a good foundation for different techniques.

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    Jen C.
    Reviewed on 02/12/17

    Great class! Boris is definitely a subject matter expert on watercolors and really takes the time to explain details on the various techniques. The tempo was just perfect. I really enjoyed myself.

    Great class! Boris is definitely a subject matter expert on watercolors and really takes the time to explain details on the various techniques. The tempo was just perfect. I really enjoyed myself.

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