Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

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Don't be afraid of watercolor painting - it's easier than you think. Especially if you like breaking all the rules.

Watercolor paints are the quickest to dry, and they teach you some very important things, like patience, learning to live with your mistakes, and finding beauty between layers.

In this class we will explore a splish-splash, abstract type of positive painting style. The least of your concerns should be form and perfection. All you have to worry about is feeling comfortable getting the paint on the page. We will explore color mixing, layering, and how to bring out definition to your art in the post-production process using INK. I like to work a little backwards from other watercolor artists, and you can too!

You will walk away from this class with:

- Two 5x7" pieces of artwork on cold-pressed watercolor paper
- A greater appreciation and connection to your own creative ability
- A fun new trick you've learned that you can do while home, having a quiet night
- The chance to check out a unique gallery full of inspiration from several local artists, including SOHA's owner Julie Malone!
- As well as the opportunity to donate your work to an up-and-coming nonprofit organization called The Free Art Campaign Link here: The Free Art Campaign

Materials to bring

A can-do attitude!

What will be provided

Everything!

Location

Student Reviews

5 | 30 reviews
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    Kerri G.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I loved the class. At first I was nervous it was so freestyle, but I feel like I walked away with two pretty cool pictures and a better idea/more confidence in how to watercolor and create.

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    Molly M.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    This class was awesome!!!! The class was fun, great gallery space I had never seen before. Our teacher was funny and informative. I came away with two paintings (I've never painted) and inspiration for more and for our art community in STL. Thanks!

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    Lindsay B.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    This class was so awesommmmmme. The teacher was personable, encouraging, and gave excellent guidance. I've struggled trying to figure out watercolor in the past, and this made me enjoy it so much more. I've been painting like crazy since getting home!

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    Teri G.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I went in with no watercolor experience and tried to keep my expectations low because I tend to get anxious when doing anything artistic. I came out with two pretty cool pieces of art after a very relaxing couple of hours. Andrea is a great instructor, very welcoming and we all seemed to get as much individual attention as we needed. I think the techniques she used set us all up for success since every student was able to create something cool. I would definitely recommend this class and instructor.

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    Jamie M.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I took my daughter to this class for her ninth birthday, and even though she was the only kid there, she LOVED it! Andrea was fantastic with her and all of the others in attendance. I highly recommend this class and any others instructed by Andrea!

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    Sandy K.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    It was so much fun to let my perfectionism take a rest and play!!!

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    C R.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I would not consider myself "artistic" by any stretch of the imagination, and was attending this more to hang with friends than to unleash my inner Bob Ross. However this instructor was AMAZING and helped my find an artistic streak I didn't know was there, all while having a great time. She was engaging, fun, informative and helpful, and I would absolutely recommend taking any class she is leading. It was a wonderful experience, and we are talking about taking the intermediate class with her next.

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    Dixie F.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I am a person who has studiously avoided art classes since 5th grade due to a glaring lack of talent. However, I decided I would broaden my horizons and have always been intrigued by water color, so I signed up for this class. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Not only were we given the freedom to think outside the box as we created our projects, we were encouraged to "create our own universe". Andrea did a wonderful job of educating us on the medium, but not hitting us over the head with rules. I felt like I was one of the class, not the kid whose output always had to be "fixed" by the art teacher. I highly recommend this class!

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    Whitney K.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Very positive experience with Andrea and the class as a whole! Super welcoming environment that is constructed for you to explore and play with color. This no judgement zone class was a blast for all abilities. I'd never worked with water colors before (or really had any painting experience) but another woman in the same class had her BFA. The paintings you make are simple but vibrant - overall a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.

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    Courtney G.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    She did a great job! She let you draw whatever you wanted and helped you out when it came to technique.

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    Cathie L.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Great class!

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    David W.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Prior to this class, it had been about 35 years since I last attempted watercolor. This was a wonderful way to put the world on hold for a minute and rekindle the free-spirited joy of childhood. The instruction was fun and informative and the environment playful and supportive. Even if you don't consider yourself to be an "artist" or a "painter," you may be surprised by what you create in this class.

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    Lauren F.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Can not say enough good things about this class! Kismet was such a creative and inspiring space to learn and explore! I left feeling inspired and wanting to do more!

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    Barbara O.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Great way to spend 2 hours on a Sunday. Venue was extremely conducive to making art. Instructor engaging and helpful.

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    Lauren O.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Fun class! Loved learning a new style. Was able to create two awesome pieces to take home!

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    Kelly K.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I went in with absolutely no skill in art and made two beautiful pieces. The teacher was knowledgeable and helpful.

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    Avni S.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Was great fun, teacher was helpful and assisted when needed and this was very therapeutic and relaxing.

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    Dusty K. D.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Awesome class at a super cool venue. The teacher was fun, gave great instruction and we all made beautiful art.

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    Ellie H.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    This class was a perfect mixture of information and recreation. I learned some new, easy techniques and had fun creating beautiful art!
    The teacher spent time with each student and has a laid back, supportive disposition. Would recommend.

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    Angela T.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I enjoyed this class. I feel as though I could do watercolor on my own now. It was fun having this class outside at the festival.

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    Isaiah S.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Decided to take this class with my girlfriend as a present for her and was surprised (for a guy with limited art "skill") to actually learn a couple things and enjoyed myself a lot! Highly recommend!

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    Ashley S.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    I loved this class so much! It was a relaxing way to learn watercolor. I was surprised how much I liked the finish results as I'm usually my own worst critic! We were even lucky enough to have it hosted outdoors at The Strange Folk Festival!

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    Carolyn C.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Had a wonderful time with Andrea! My particular class was outside under a tent for the Strange Folk festival and she did a great job of walking around to demonstrate technique and give guidance. Really loved the art I took home :)

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    Jack C.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    What fun that was - Just let go and have fun - I have not talent whatsoever, but made 2 awesome pieces of work - -

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    Brenda M.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Just retired & want to "Reawaken" the Artist inside of me..this was a Good start!..instructor was comfortable..low key..

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    Stephanie W.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Wonderful class, and I loved the technique of adding ink after the watercolor dried.

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    Carol P.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Andrea is a god teacher with lots of ideas to make you understand and improve. The class was fun and informative. I look forward to taking another.

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    Joni W.
    Not Your Typical Watercolor Class

    Andrea helped us explore letting the watercolor work for itself and create images. I enjoyed working with watercolors in a tube and plan on purchasing some of my own soon!

    Andrea did a great job of motivating us to create our work by letting us know what she liked. She also gave us feedback as we were working, to improve what we were making.

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Andrea Standby is an artist who believes (with all her heart) that through imagination, inspiration, collaboration, and dedication, we can change ourselves. Through art, we can change our world.

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