ONLINE CLASES: Sunset Inspired Cloud Formations

Date(s) - Wednesday, Jul 22, 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. 

Sunset Inspired Cloud Formations will be held from 9- 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 29 and August 5, 12.

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.

The stunning array of colors created within a sunset influence the colors within cloud formations as well as the reflections of those colors in water below. This Masters level class takes your skies and their reflections to a more complex level of watercolor painting that will even include adding in a plume of smoke from a wildfire at sunset. Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

401 – July 22 – 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 cloud formations while adding glazes of the reflected light from the setting sun. Students will begin creating their own cloud formations.
402 – July 29 – Glazing to strengthen cloud dimension as well as intensifying the sunset will continue. A second type of cloud formation will be introduced and demonstrated. Students will begin to paint the second type of clouds.
403 – August 5 – Demo of adding a plume of smoke from a wildfire at the horizon line during a sunset. Students will begin their own painting using this technique.
404 – August 12 – Glazing continued with plume of smoke and setting sun. Wet in dry techniques added for more details. Any remaining questions about individual paintings addressed.


Register here.