Wishing you a year of creativity in 2015!
My 2015 Schedule of Classes
Watercolor Workshop in Rocklin, CA
February 18 & 19 (Wednesday & Thursday)
10 am – 4 pm
Gallery iQ http://www.galleryiq.net/index.html
This class is fullIf you are interested in more classes through iQ please contact gallery owner, Gini Crepps and get on the waiting list for my next workshop.
Three Day Watercolor Workshop in Pinole, CA
Our subject will be a combo Portrait/Floral class, your choice. Use your own photo and draw or trace it onto your watercolor paper. Or, Jeannie will provide templates of her demo paintings if you would rather follow along.
When: February 25 – 27 (Wednesday – Friday)
Where: El Sobrante Methodist Church in the Auditorium, 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante, Ca
Class cost: Approximately $200, (depending on the number of students that enroll, the price may go down). A $100 deposit will be required when you enroll to hold your spot in class… balance due on the first day of class.
Interested students may contact Penny Bledsoe for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one of the few Bay Area workshops that I schedule during the year, so I hope those of you that live in that area will take advantage of this workshop! Space is limited so sign up early.
University Art Midtown Sacramento Classes
1)Watercolor Portraits in Transparent Layers – Three-Week Session at University Art
Bring a photo of a friend or family member, or use a magazine photo. With Jeannie’s guidance and instructive demonstrations you will create a watercolor portrait or have fun experimenting with several small portraits … your choice.
Classes include portrait demos each week, group conversations and individual attention. Beginning portrait artists are welcome but you do need some watercolor experience. If you are a beginning watercolorist, please take the class below: “Watercolor in Transparent Layers” first.
To sign up for class send a check for $90 to Jeannie Vodden, P. O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information contact Jeannie at: email@example.com
Class Title: Watercolor Portraits in Transparent Layers
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2)Watercolor in Transparent Layers – Three Week Session at University Art
This class is for beginning through advanced watercolorists based on the exploration and understanding of watercolor. In this class we’ll focus on the theme of “Spring”. Among possible subjects are Spring flowers, Spring landscapes and Spring birds, etc.
Although templates and photos will be provided for those interested, subject matter is ultimately student’s choice. Jeannie will work with each student at their skill level. In class you will be treated to: a demonstration, plenty of painting time, individual attention and gentle critiques.
Join us and sign up early. Classes fill up fast.When: Tuesdays, March 3 – 17, 2015 1:00pm – 3:30pm Cost: $90 Where: University Art Mid-Town, Sacramento, 2601 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, tel 916 443-5721
To sign up for class send a check for $90 to: Jeannie Vodden, PO Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information contact Jeannie @:firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Title: Watercolor in Transparent Layers
Home Phone _______________________________ Cell_______________________________
Rancho Calaveras: 1 Day Watercolor Workshop “Rose with Water Drops”
March 14 – More info soon…
Mendocino Workshop: “Watercolor Whimsy” – March 26 and 29
Register online at the Mendocino Art Center website: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Spring15/Vodden.html
Or call 707 937-5818, ext. 10
Toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10
Let’s have some fun! Create a whimsical watercolor painting. In this class, with Jeannie as your guide, you will have the opportunity to add to, and modify, the template provided in class and make it your own. Jeannie will provide ideas, drawings, photos and paintings for inspiration. The class will encourage you to practice your techniques and get your creative juices flowing!
Class will include demonstrations and instruction in: Transparent layered watercolor technique, wet into wet techniques, color mixing using a limited color palette, ideas on design and composition, and inspiration for creative backgrounds.
This class is designed for all levels of painters. Jeannie will provide a template and photo reference, or you may work with your own design.
Watercolor Portrait Workshop in Cottonwood, CA
After a great workshop in Cottonwood, Northern California, last year and meeting some great talented people, I’m returning. This is a great group! So much fun. Sign up if you are in the area.
When: April 10 – 13, Friday – Monday
Where: 19295 Luna Rosa, Cottonwood, CA
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (breaking for one hour. please bring a sack lunch)
Cost $340, Deposits can be made out to Sandi Palmer and sent to the address above. Checks are your good faith and will not be cashed till 1 wee before class. For more info email me or Sandi @ email@example.com
Watercolor Demonstration at Double Dip Gallery, Lodi, CA.When: April 25
Where: Double Dip Gallery, 222 W Pine St, Lodi, California (209) 365-3344
Watercolor workshop at Double Dip Gallery, Lodi, CA
Transparent Layers – Choose your own subject. We will work from photos, so get your camera out and start taking pictures of whatever you love… spring flowers, sunsets, people, animals or insects… whatever strikes your fancy. I’ll give you lots of help and instruction in my techniques. We’ll do some practice studies and I’ll give you plenty of individual instruction.May 5 – 7, Tuesday – Thursday
Time: 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $225 Where: Double Dip Gallery, 222 W Pine St, Lodi, California (209) 365-3344
It’s been awhile since I’ve taught in Lodi and this will be my first workshop at Double Dip.
What could be more fun and delicious! Painting and learning and then having an afternoon break with ice cream! Class size is limited, though, so please sign up early. Email me if you are interested or need more information.
Watercolor Workshop, Yuba City, CA
May 22 – 23
AWS Watercolor Workshop,
May 27 – 28
Watercolor Demonstration, Folsom, CA
If you’re interested in any of these events or classes, please contact me for more information and to sign up.
Materials List for Watercolor Classes and Workshops
Paper: Artist-grade cold-press paper, 140 lb. (Stretched preferred) or 300 lb. Clipped, stapled or taped on gatorboard or other hard surface.
- Use ¼ sheet, ½ sheet or full sheet, your choice
- (For those wanting to use my template, use ¼ sheet)
- Watercolor pads, 140 lb., 11 x 14 or larger, are okay
- I recommend Arches brand paper.
- Be prepared with extra paper for practice studies.
Palette: Large Professional palette with areas for mixing colors.
Winsor Yellow, or another transparent yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium okay)
Thalo Blue or Winsor Blue (green shade)
Optional:Thalo Yellow Green (Grumbacher), or Skip’s Green (Cheap Joe’s) Winsor Lemon or other transparent lemon yellow Winsor Orange Cobalt Blue French Ultramarine Blue Winsor Dioxazine Violet Alizarin Crimson Winsor Green (blue shade) Quinacridone Gold, Coral, Magenta
Water containers: Two – quart or larger plastic containers
Miscellaneous:2B pencil and sharpener or automatic pencil Graphite transfer paper (no wax) Kneaded eraser Household sponge Ruler Paper towels and/or Kleenex Masking Tape or blue tape Spray Bottle Notebook Sketchbook *I work on a slanted surface, so bring something sturdy to prop up your work ie: pencil box, 2×4 or 4×4 piece of wood Jeannie Vodden 1/13