Watercolor 101

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This workshop is for those of any experience level who want to try using watercolors to create one or several paintings to gift or keep. Internationally-exhibited artist Kelley Schei focuses on teaching some basic skills while letting you find your own creative style in a fun, supportive atmosphere. In this workshop you will learn to:


 



  • use a variety of watercolor materials 

  • use basic painting techniques 

  • mix colors using color theory

  • make a dynamic composition


 



With a little technique (and a little wine) you'll be able to paint one or a series of watercolor paintings. Painting materials and instruction provide, BYOB!


*Please note that there is construction in the neighborbood, but there is a free parking lot to the south of our building. We also have a free lot to the east of the new build (behind AND Collaborative and Maraki Moon.)


*Also, arrive a little early for your class and receive 20% off of one item at the River North Workshop! 

 

What's Provided

watercolor paper, paints, and brushes.

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Kelley Schei

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Kelley Schei is a Denver-based, internationally-exhibited artist who recently completed artist residencies in central Italy, Iceland, and Sicily. She creates semi-abstract landscape paintings, traveling the world to find inspiration in the colors and forms of extreme natural landscapes, often hiking and photographing her surroundings before heading to the studio to paint. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught painting and art history at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and at Craftsman & Apprentice in Denver. As a teacher she believes that a little skill and technique can set personal creativity free.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Leigh P.
    Reviewed on 06/06/16

    This class was a lot of fun! Kelley was engaging and encouraging especially for those of us that are a little hopeless with paining! I would certainly do this class again and recommend to friends!

    This class was a lot of fun! Kelley was engaging and encouraging especially for those of us that are a little hopeless with paining! I would certainly do this class again and recommend to friends!

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    Rachel S.
    Reviewed on 11/14/16

    Kelley was very knowledgeable and encouraged lots of creative exploration!

    Kelley was very knowledgeable and encouraged lots of creative exploration!

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    Katie K.
    Reviewed on 01/26/17

    A very open forum to learn at any level. Basic overview of materials, types of watercolor and techniques!

    A very open forum to learn at any level. Basic overview of materials, types of watercolor and techniques!

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    Jasmine G.
    Reviewed on 03/02/17

    I really enjoyed this class! I've never painted before, and I feel like I learned enough in this class that I can practice painting with watercolors on my own. I also got to create some things during the class that I'll enjoy having in my home.

    I really enjoyed this class! I've never painted before, and I feel like I learned enough in this class that I can practice painting with watercolors on my own. I also got to create some things during the class that I'll enjoy having in my home.

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    Laura F.
    Reviewed on 04/27/17

    This class was so informative and fun! I'd take it again in a second!

    This class was so informative and fun! I'd take it again in a second!

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    Valerie M.
    Reviewed on 05/30/17

    My friend was in from out of town and we decided to Dabble together. A watercolor class gave us an introduction to a new art and a great girls night out! Kelly is a lovely artist, informative and encouraging.

    My friend was in from out of town and we decided to Dabble together. A watercolor class gave us an introduction to a new art and a great girls night out! Kelly is a lovely artist, informative and encouraging.

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    Danielle F.
    Reviewed on 06/25/17

    It was a lot of fun to paint!

    It was a lot of fun to paint!

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    Mackenzie S.
    Reviewed on 11/11/17

    Kelly provided so much knowledge in such a short period of time. I've been painting for several years, and left with new skills in color mixing and blending. The class was fun, interactive and relaxing all at the same time. Highly recommended!

    Kelly provided so much knowledge in such a short period of time. I've been painting for several years, and left with new skills in color mixing and blending. The class was fun, interactive and relaxing all at the same time. Highly recommended!

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    Nicole K.
    Reviewed on 11/11/17

    The class was great! I wen't to art school for college and hadn't done watercolor in years so this class was a wonderful refresher course. Definitely geared a little more towards the basic beginner but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The class was great! I wen't to art school for college and hadn't done watercolor in years so this class was a wonderful refresher course. Definitely geared a little more towards the basic beginner but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Caroline L.
    Reviewed on 11/13/17

    Such a great class for beginners! We learned technique and color theory, which was a wonderful review. This isn't a cocktails and painting class, so come with your own ideas if you want a solid finished product.

    Such a great class for beginners! We learned technique and color theory, which was a wonderful review. This isn't a cocktails and painting class, so come with your own ideas if you want a solid finished product.

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    Jasa R.
    Reviewed on 01/15/18

    The space is really cool and
    I loved shaking up my routine to try something new.

    The space is really cool and
    I loved shaking up my routine to try something new.

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    Kristen W.
    Reviewed on 04/23/18

    I loved this class! From the moment we got started and began discussing paper, I was already geeking out. She made me geek out about paper(!). The setup of the class was really helpful, we painted a bit and then discussed color theory, then painted some more while she offered guidance, suggestions etc. It was a great environment for anyone who needs a lot of step-by-step instruction or someone who would rather just wing it and get feedback along the way. 100% would recommend.

    I loved this class! From the moment we got started and began discussing paper, I was already geeking out. She made me geek out about paper(!). The setup of the class was really helpful, we painted a bit and then discussed color theory, then painted some more while she offered guidance, suggestions etc. It was a great environment for anyone who needs a lot of step-by-step instruction or someone who would rather just wing it and get feedback along the way. 100% would recommend.

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    Phyllis S.
    Reviewed on 04/29/18

    Fun class with plenty of time to explore what we learned. Easy techniques I look forward to continuing with.

    Fun class with plenty of time to explore what we learned. Easy techniques I look forward to continuing with.

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    Ana C.
    Reviewed on 05/16/18

    The location is great! The class was fun. Kelley was very nice and very informative. She had tons of pallets for us to use and paper. She went over brushes and different types of strokes. I am thinking of taking watercolor up as a hobby now! Thank you!!!

    The location is great! The class was fun. Kelley was very nice and very informative. She had tons of pallets for us to use and paper. She went over brushes and different types of strokes. I am thinking of taking watercolor up as a hobby now! Thank you!!!

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    Andrea T.
    Reviewed on 07/10/18

    Great event! Fun and casual. Will definitely dabble more.

    Great event! Fun and casual. Will definitely dabble more.

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    Lily B.
    Reviewed on 08/08/18

    Kelley was a great teacher for the evening! She explained the basics of watercolor techniques and the necessary materials clearly. She allowed plenty of personal work time to play around. I brought my family with me and it was enjoyable!

    Kelley was a great teacher for the evening! She explained the basics of watercolor techniques and the necessary materials clearly. She allowed plenty of personal work time to play around. I brought my family with me and it was enjoyable!

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    Tricia E.
    Reviewed on 08/20/18

    Good instructor, very free form class without intense guidelines on what to paint. She gives loose structure to learn how to watercolor better than you previously knew how to do!

    Good instructor, very free form class without intense guidelines on what to paint. She gives loose structure to learn how to watercolor better than you previously knew how to do!

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    Maura K.
    Reviewed on 09/06/18

    I wanted to take this class to make watercolors a little less scary - and mission accomplished! Kelley did a fantastic job focusing on color and composition, but in a way that inspired you to experiment with the things that interested you and ask questions as needed. I would most definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in watercolor - regardless of level! Was definitely a class that encouraged creativity :)

    I wanted to take this class to make watercolors a little less scary - and mission accomplished! Kelley did a fantastic job focusing on color and composition, but in a way that inspired you to experiment with the things that interested you and ask questions as needed. I would most definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in watercolor - regardless of level! Was definitely a class that encouraged creativity :)

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    Stacey L.
    Reviewed on 10/24/18

    Kelley's watercolor workshop was great! She gave us just the right amount of information to help us learn beginning techniques and ample time to play. I really enjoyed it as a way to learn a new skill before jumping all in.

    Kelley's watercolor workshop was great! She gave us just the right amount of information to help us learn beginning techniques and ample time to play. I really enjoyed it as a way to learn a new skill before jumping all in.

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