| 07 March, 2014 12:49
I have been teaching on-line classes for about a year and half at Artist's Network University. My first class is entitled 'Painting Bright and Clean Watercolors' where we explore color palettes, reasoning for choosing a personal palette of colors, the characteristics of pigments and why you should be familiar with the color wheel. We then look at composing and editing photo resources and how to use your images as a departure point for your own creativity. We discuss design elements, analyzing the scene, goals and work-out sheets. The course includes: 'Painting Vibrant Watercolors' by Soon Warren, Joyce Faulknor and Guy Magallanes video, 'Color for Vibrant Watercolor',; 'Pure Glazing' video by Arleta Pech and Soon Warren's 'Top Vibrant Watercolor Techniques'
I find it totally fulfilling to get a group of student's together and share work, ideas, comments on the Message Boards on Blackboard - the platform that ANU uses for our classes.
I have another course entitled 'Demystifying Color and Composition. This 4 weeks course concentrates on Principles and Elements of Design, including Color. For uniformity of focus we use a simple fruit still life and discuss tips on photography. The course includes Sue Archer's video 'Commanding Color'.
Periodically we also offer a 'Watercolor Art Seminar'. Another 4 weeks class that is more for independent study or for critique of completed paintings. This is popular for students from my other classes to continue their study.
These and other classes can be found at http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/
Hope to 'see' you there.