2020 class schedule
If you love watercolor art, you can begin creating it! Learn in a fun and relaxed environment. Caryn's weekly classes are now offered in 2-hour blocks on Wednesdays. Unlike previous years, the classes are now focussed around subject themes in convenient 8-week sessions. Students can choose between daytime or evening classes.
My goal is to train, refresh and inspire my students to flourish in their own creative pursuits. No matter what skill level you come with, your proficiency and confidence will grow as we learn together.
Daytime class: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00pm
Evening class: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30pm
A mixture of in-class activity and instruction. Students will learn foundational art theory as well as further explore how to compose their paintings, best use watercolors and make decisions about the placement of objects.
Each week, there will have a small amount of homework. It will generally be to complete the assignments that we started in class. Students will bring their completed pieces back to share and discuss the following week.
Having a regular class to attend keeps artists learning, gaining skills, and provides a creative community. Watercolors are a wonderful and extremely rewarding hobby. Hope you decide to explore the joy of art together with us!
All skill levels welcome - both the daytime and evening class times will cover the same content.
Classes are held at the home of Caryn Dahm in Oviedo
$200 per 8-week session
Quarter 1: Color theory
August 26th through October 14th
Learn all about the power of color and how to best utilize it in your paintings.
Topics include: Creating textures, color charts, washes of color, glazing, color wheel theory, mood and emotions of color, creating focal points, painting cool temperatures, painting warm temperatures, and expressing moods with color.
Quarter 2: Light, Shade and Shadow
October 21st through Dec. 9th (Break during Thanksgiving week)
Gain understanding into lighting, shadows and shading to make your scenes look realistic.
Topics include: Underpaintings, drybrush technique, highlights, lifting, masking , layering (overpainting), hard and soft edges, Surface shapes, painting things at different times of day, cast shadows versus shading, and values.
Quarter 3: Landscapes
January 13th through March 3rd 2020
Begin painting the scenes around you from your favorite travel spots to right outside your front door.
Topics include: Skys (stormy and sunny), trees and foliage, light, water, rocky scene, urban landscape, atmospheric perspective, adding figures to your landscape, placing things in perspective, plein-air, creating focal point, using a view finder, painting the same scene in different lighting (morning, mid-day and early evening)
Quarter 4: Still Life
March 24th through May 12th 2020
Turn everyday objects into art!
Topics include: Drawing edges, surface shapes, Composition of objects, setting up a still life (what to consider) balancing related colors, adding textures, florals, lighting and painting backgrounds,
Payment for the 8-week quarter is due at the first day of class.
* You are welcome to bring refreshments, drinks or lunch to nibble on in class if you choose. Hot coffee, cold water and a selection of hot teas will be provided.
Register for the classes here
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I teach by introducing a lesson or topic, giving examples and then working on a piece together. It is a collaborative and fun time of learning.
Each week, we will have a small amount of homework completing the assignments begun in class. Students will then bring their pieces back to share and discuss at the next class.
Whatever Your Dream
We will explore foundational art theory that can be applied to careers in any visual art field or just for enrichment and fun!