(LIVE ONLINE) Watercolor Landscapes

Levels: All Levels

Offered: 6 Tuesday mornings beginning August 4, 10-12pm

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

This skill builder course is open to painters of all experience levels looking to better familiarize or advance their application of landscape views with watercolors. Participants will have the opportunity to build on their drawing skills, develop composition planning, and learn principles for simplifying and editing the landscape. Working with fluid color and expressive brushstrokes students will create landscape paintings full of life and energy.

Covered in the course:

  • Working with reference photos to compose a landscape painting
  • Editing using values as your guide
  • Color theory for vibrant colors
  • Using a variety of painting techniques to build a painting
  • Painting expressive skies
  • Painting demonstrations showing how Cynthia paints skies, trees, water

1. Each enrolled student will receive a Zoom invitation and password the day before each class session.
2. Students will be able to ask questions in real-time during the lecture and demo.
3. A video recording of the class session will be posted to Dropbox with a link sent to each student to view at any time afterward in order to do the assignments.

4. A separate Zoom meeting will be scheduled for Sundays for students to present work for live critique and feedback.