Ocean Themed Watercolor Series

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OCEAN-THEMED WATERCOLOR SERIES Painting Our Beautiful Coastline

In this new 6 class series we’ll use a wide range of watercolor techniques to create various elements of the coast and the mighty blue Pacific in all of its glory, depth & beauty. We will paint deep reflective waters, translucent waves, realistic rocks, crashing surf & the sandy shore & we will add elements of sailboats, seashells and shore birds.

Sign up for all 6 classes for only $240, with all needed supplies $330
Individual classes $49 each, $64 with supplies

Week 1 Tuesday June 20th 5:30-8:30PM
Paint Translucent Waves in Watercolor
You’ll learn how to capture the light shining through a translucent wave, creating an almost stained glass effect. We’ll also paint the surrounding ocean.  The colors in this painting are vivid and breathtaking.



Week 2 Tuesday June 27th 5:30-8:30PM
Tropical Escape
Escape into a tropical world as you paint a distant sky, rolling surf & a sandy shore with tropical palm trees.  This class is a fun way to take a tropical escape without leaving home. 



Week 3 Tuesday July 11th 5:30-8:30PM
Ventura’s Shorebirds at Sunset
Capture the serenity of the sea with seagulls or sandpipers & a peaceful and colorful sunset at low tide.  We’ll add the foam of the rolling waves and use wet-in-wet & dry brush to create the special effects of this gorgeous setting.



Week 4 Tuesday July 18th 5:30-8:30PM
Crashing Waves and Rocks
Create a layered landscape with a soft sky, moving water and crashing waves along a rocky shore.  In this class you will learn a variety of techniques to make a dynamic ocean scene full of movement and depth.


Week 5 Tuesday July 25th 5:30-8:30PM
Summer Seashells & Sea Glass on the Shore
Texturing, under-painting and highlighting will be the focus as we explore the novelty uses of various supplies to create wonderful realism in this Seashell Still Life. You will learn to create shape and texture of the beautiful shells and sea glass with the use of glazing, shadows & spattering & a variety of other techniques.


Week 6 Tuesday August 1st 5:30-8:30PM
Paint a sailboat on a rolling ocean
Learn how to paint water and wind in order to create the special effects in this sailboat painting. We will use most of the special effects techniques you’ve learned to create this beautiful coastal scene.