ONLINE CLASSES: Agricultural Landscapes

Date(s) - Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am


The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is offering new series of online watercolor classes called Watercolor IV – Masters. 

Agricultural Landscapes will be held from 9- 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 26 and September 2, 9.

Landscapes or seascapes created in watercolor from your own photos that inspire you or one the instructor supplies. They will be utilizing advanced techniques to create textures and depth within a refined composition. This class is suitable for anyone 16 and older with a working knowledge of color theory and design elements as well as intermediate to advanced watercolor painting experience. Two-hour classes taught by Deanna Weinholtz. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, classes will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform.

Landscapes created from farmlands vary widely from one state to another and one country to another. Flat farmland, to rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy this Masters class will explore how to capture the beauty before us utilizing advanced techniques to create depth and texture within your watercolor painting. Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

411 – August 19 – Basic Color Theory is reviewed and explained during a short introduction to the class. Explanation of why it is so important to achieve a successful painting by creating harmony as well as maintaining luminescent colors. Wet in wet techniques are demonstrated to create the sky and underpainting for the land. Students will begin their paintings using these techniques.
412 – August 26 – Glazing and several different textural techniques are demonstrated and students will begin adding these to strengthen their paintings.
413 – September 2 – Palette knife is demonstrated and how it is useful in many aspects of creating a watercolor painting. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is demonstrated and how it can create dramatic effects. Students will begin to apply these techniques to their paintings.
414 – September 9 – Glazing and all the techniques that were learned will continue to strengthen paintings. Any remaining questions about individual paintings will be addressed.