KAA Online Classes

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Class List

Introduction to Watercolor, Instructor Stacie Clark

March 13 | March 20 | March 27 | April 3

A series of beginning skill building classes ideal for the beginning student or a returning student needing a refresh. Each will be broken down step by step and built upon the next class. Supply lists and handouts will be sent through email. If you already have materials bring those to each class. Material/Supply List


Class 1: Watercolor Materials

In this class we will cover the variety of materials available including different papers, paints, brushes, palette and paper stretching options. If we have time, we will start discussing basic brushwork and color theory.

Day: March 13, 2021 / Time: 10 am – 12 pm / Cost: $20

Register and pay for Class 1 using any major credit card or PayPal.

Class 2: Watercolor Techniques

We will cover basic color theory, building your watercolor paint, brushwork, textures and techniques including wet into wet, drybrush, creating effects, and additives.
Day: March 20, 2021 / Time: 10 am – 12 pm / Cost: $20

Register and pay for Class 2 using any major credit card or PayPal.

Class 3: Watercolor Practice

Taking what we covered in class two we will apply our paint mixing and techniques skills into practical creation of landscapes including skies, trees and land.
Day: March 27, 2021 / Time: 10 am – 12 pm / Cost: $20

Register and pay for Class 3 using any major credit card or PayPal.

Class 4: Starting a Watercolor

A practical breakdown of how to start a project using an image source (supplied by teacher or one of your own), carbon paper or pencil transfer. Then a step-by-step breakdown, thinking about colors, mixing paint and applying layers. Great for students who feel like they don’t have great drawing skills.
Day: April 3, 2021 / Time: 10 am – 1 pm / Cost: $20

Register and pay for Class 4 using any major credit card or PayPal.

Great Teaching Opportunities

KAA has created an instructional environment that will meet all your online teaching needs.

  • Classroom Environment
  • Fast Internet
  • Temporary Limited In-person Attendance (4 students). In-class attendance will open up after COVID restrictions are removed.
  • Unlimited Number of Remote Students
  • Multiple Wired/Wireless Microphones
  • Multiple Camera Angles
  • In-class Live Technical Support
  • For each 2-3 hour class you teach KAA will pay you: $200 with a minimum of 5-10 students; $300 for 11-20 students; $400 for 21+ students
  • Contact KAA (keizerartassociation@gmail.com) for more info and class scheduling

KAA is prepared for and we look forward to hosting your online class.

Mixed-media Expressive Portraits with Angela Wrahtz

DATES & PROJECTS:

  • March 11 “Female / Front View” (Part 1)
  • March 25 “Female / Front View” (Part 2)
  • April 15 “Male / Profile” (Part 1)
  • April 29 “Male / Profile” (Part 2)
  • May 13 “TBA” (Part 1)
  • May 27 “TBA” (Part 2)
  • June 10 “TBA” (Part 1)
  • June 24 “TBA” (Part 2)

LEVEL--All levels beginning to advanced

CLASS DESCRIPTION --If you have an art background, this is an opportunity to experiment and play and take it to the next level. If you have no background, that’s okay, because everyone will be guided step-by-step through a project that will give you the opportunity to mix and mash it up. We will take inspiration from famous artists and then draw on top of watercolor. We will paint on top of sketches. We’ll use colored pencils and crayons and charcoal and oil pastel and whatever we feel like (or happen to have in our art box) to create modern and dynamic portraits. We are not going for “likeness” so much as expression although portrait fundamental will be brought into the equation. No need to have drawing skills. You will learn how to capture images with fidelity as well as understand proportions of the face. This class will be an ongoing journey on the subject of interesting faces. Eventually we will add collage to sketches and paintings. We will experiment and play. Again, no previous experience required, but if you have a bunch of art supplies at home and are looking for a new way to use them, this class is for you. You may bring your own photographs to work with. Minimum 5 students needed for class to go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the mornings on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 10am to Noon. It is planned to continue on monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or online preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional interaction and connection with other artists happens outside of class. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Mixed media art boards are good and thick and hold up to layers of creativity. Watercolor paper that is 140lb is best if you plan to use watercolors or other paint. Some cheaper paper for warm-ups and exercises and then move to the better paper. A set of drawing pencils with some hard and soft options is nice. #2 pencil is perfect for construction lines because those get erased. Bring whatever you have. A sheet of carbon transfer paper and ball point pen. Kneaded eraser. A small set of watercolors (can be inexpensive) or acrylic paints if that feels more comfortable, a small water bucket, paper towel and old rag and small round brush with a point (round #8 or #10) Sharpies or other permanent markers. You don’t need all of this stuff. Start with what you have. If you have nothing, bring 2-3 surfaces to work on and a rigid board to tape your work to with painter’s tape. Pencils, inexpensive watercolors or cheap acrylic paints, crayons, markers, small jar of modge podge or matt medium and an old brush to apply it with. Apron to keep your clothes clean. Old newspapers and a couple old colorful magazines. Colored tissue paper and decorative wrapping papers. Optional: Stencils and stampers.

COST: $30 per part, two parts per class

Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

Class Date/Name

Beginning Still Life Drawing with Angela Wrahtz

DATES:

  • March 9 (Part 1)
  • March 23 (Part 2)
  • April 13 (Part 1)
  • April 27 (Part 2)
  • May 11 (Part 1)
  • May 25 Part 2)
  • June 8 (Part 1)
  • June 22 (Part 2)


LEVEL--Beginning

CLASS DESCRIPTION --You do not need to be born with a special gift to draw well. It is a learned skills and you can do it. You will be amazed at how you can draw complex subjects with your own hands. I help to train you to observe and translate what you see with techniques discovered by Renaissance masters. Simple geometric shapes are the starting point of any good drawing. In this class you, I will show you step-by-step how to interpret what you see in front of you in the form of a small object that is our still life. You will gain a vocabulary and skill set that will translate into more success in any other artistic area you pursue. There’s time for questions, sharing your work, helpful feedback. At end of class we will translate the basic drawing into a quick sketch done with watercolors. Minimum 5 students need to register for class to be a go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the afternoon on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 1pm to 3pm. It is planned to continue monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or Zoom preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional interaction and connection with other artists happens outside of class. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Some sketch paper and some smooth drawing paper. Mixed media art boards are good also. We will use the cheaper paper for warm-ups and exercises and then move to the better paper. A set of drawing pencils with some hard and soft options is nice. A set of “graphite aquarelle” pencils is wonderful to have. A #2 pencil is perfect for construction lines because those get erased. Bring whatever you have. You’ll want various erasers including a kneaded eraser. You’ll want a good sharpener and/or utility knife and sanding block (or old nail files). Optional: A small set of watercolors (can be inexpensive), colored pencils, a small water bucket, paper towel and old rag and small round brush with a point (round #8 or #10) for the painting part at the end if you want to go there!

COST: $30 per part, two parts per class

Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

Class Date

Beginning Watercolor Painting—"Botanical” with Angela Wrahtz

DATES & PROJECTS:

  • March 9 “Succulent” (Part 1)
  • March 23 “Succulent” (Part 2)
  • April 13 “Tulips” (Part 1)
  • April 27 “Tulips” (Part 2)
  • May 11 “Lake in the Pines” (Part 1)
  • May 25 “Lake in the Pines” (Part 2)
  • June 8 “Mt. Hood” (Part 1)
  • June 22 “Mt. Hood” (Part 2)

LEVEL--Beginning. No experience necessary.

CLASS DESCRIPTION --Immerse yourself in the gorgeous medium of watercolors and become obsessed with the flow and the glow of these paints which seem to have a life of their own. You will gain control over this most versatile and fun medium. You will learn and practice foundational skills through a beautiful project which is provided by instructor All levels welcome, no experience necessary. By the end of the class (two sessions in the month) you will most likely have a completed painting suitable for framing. You also will have a foundation to build upon if you wish to continue with more classes. Angie gives helpful demonstrations and explains step-by-step so you know what to do. Specifically, you will learn why WC does what it does and how to control it and techniques known as “WET into WET” and “WET into DRY.” We will cover washes, glazing, and color-mixing and experiment with varying combinations of water and paint. Additionally, you will get your own artistic choices, time to ask questions and get individual help, and a chance to share your work and get feedback. Minimum 5 students needed for the class to be a go.

MEETING TIME--This class meets in the mornings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10am to Noon. It is planned to continue monthly in the same time slot.

CLASS FORMAT —Register for a 2-session class series, starting new each month with a new project. Limited number of spaces available in the KAA classroom (social distancing and masks until state guidelines are lifted) and simultaneous live broadcast via Google meets for distance learners. Register early indicating in-class or Zoom preference. First come for in-class learning.

BONUS--Class members are invited to join a private Facebook group where additional sharing happens outside of class for extra encouragement and connection with fellow artists. Angie is an award-winning artist and popular instructor who will help unlock the artist within you. Visit Angie’s website at www.angelasarthouse.com for more information about the artist and her art as well as other classes taught by her at her home studio and via Zoom.

SUPPLIES LIST: Good watercolor paper such as Arches 140lb pad (15 sheets) 9 x12 inches (or similar.) Good paper is the most important material. Loose WC paper is also just fine. Some flimsy paper for color swatching okay. Palette with a lid with a variety of colors. Bring what you can afford that fits your budget. Angie has art kits for sale with professional paints in them which are modestly priced if you want a more exciting experience and have a few extra dollars to invest. Info on this at her website or call/text her at 503-705-9193. You’ll want a couple of yellow, and reds, and blues, a green and a dark gray. Some colors that are part of Angie’s basic palette includes these from M. Graham: Azo Yellow, Nickel Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Quin Rose, Maroon Perylene, Dioxizine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Paynes Gray. Bring whatever you have. White gouache for cleanup/correction, water bucket, old wash cloth, paper towel, two round brushes (#4 and #10) with good points on them which are synthetic or a blend of synthetic and natural hairs so they have spring and are not floppy. Pencil, kneaded eraser. Tracing paper for at home. (At KAA, we use a light table.) Blue painter’s or Frog tape and a board to tape your artwork to. Angie brings boards to class to share.

COST: $30 per part, two parts per class

Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

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Casein Painting with Nancy Ericksen-Ward

DATE: April 10

LEVEL--For watercolor and/or acrylic painters....

CLASS DESCRIPTION -- Instructor Nancy Ericksen-Ward is offering affordable online classes (and a few in-person seats in the classroom) in an exciting medium never offered before at KAA....Casein! Casein is a remarkable water soluble paint that has some of the benefits of watercolor (rewetable, scrubbable) plus some of the benefits of acrylic (opaque so that you can paint lights over darks and ability to get that paint-strokes-visible painterly look) but is more affordable than either. Casein combines with transparent paints in beautiful ways so you can still use your watercolor tubes. Casein is a favorite of internationally known artist, Stephen Quiller who sent this lovely casein painting he recently finished.

MEETING TIME--Class is offered Saturday, April 10, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

SUPPLY LIST:

Five tubes of Casein paint Shiva brand, can be found on Stephen Quiller website (www.quillergallery.com)

  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Permasol blue
  • Rose red
  • Titanium white
  • Payne’s grey

Watercolor or acrylic brushes -synthetic or natural bristle

  • One small flat - 1/2 “, ¾ “ or 1“
  • One or two rounds, numbers 8, 10 or 12
  • Detail brush
  • One “scrubber”, a stiff bristle brush to scrub paint surface to lighten or remove

Two or three small ( 8”x10” up to 11”x14”) surfaces to paint on, Painting surface (must be stiff, not 140 lb or less paper)

  • 300 lb watercolor paper, any surface (hot press, cold press or rough) Least expensive
  • Jack Richeson linen art panel
  • Ampersand Auquabord
  • Any wood, plastic, or stiff flat surface

Usual Painting tools

  • Water container – large, a quart size or bigger
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Pencils, white erasers, sharpeners, rulers
  • Also bring your watercolor palette or tubes of watercolor paint
  • An empty palette or wrap freezer paper around a flat piece of cardboard. Freezer paper may be found at Safeway where the wax paper is located. This makes a disposable palette.

CLASS COST: $20. Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

Painting With Acrylics, Instructor: Patricia Young

DATE: March 15 | March 22 | March 29

LEVEL--All levels....

CLASS DESCRIPTION -- This 3 part class will focus on landscape painting working from your photo and/or sketch to create a unique and compelling painting that will be a spring board for your future acrylic paintings. We will start with the basic preparation of the canvas, learn to break down the image into its dark and light values and compose the painting from start to finish. This class will be given in three parts, 2 hours each: 1. Preparing to Paint with Acrylics on Canvas, 2. Painting from Background to Foreground, 3. Group sharing and Q&A

Part 1, Preparing to Paint with Acrylics on Canvas: -- In this session we will prepare our canvas with a ground color, learn about acrylic paint colors, mixing colors on the palette, design and composition working from your photo or sketch and Notan drawings or value study, which will be explained. Students will be able to work along with the demo and finish their preparations to be ready for the next session.

Part 2, Painting from Background to Foreground: -- During this session we will begin a painting using the canvas prepared during the past week, and our Notan drawings applied with paint onto the canvas. Using the compositional elements discussed in the first session, I will demonstrate the process of applying colors in layers beginning with the background, mid-ground, and foreground, and finish our work by refining the light and shadows. The assignment will be to complete your painting over the following week. You will have the ability to contact me via email if you have questions or comments.

Part 3, Group Sharing and Q & A -- This session we will wrap up the class with students being able to share their completed work, unless you choose not to, and discuss the subject, composition, colors etc. sharing what you have learned in the process. There will be time to ask questions that you may have and to share your ideas and thoughts with the class. By opening up to a constructive critique of your painting experience, we all learn from each other and benefit from the experience, in friendly and fun atmosphere.

MEETING TIME--Class is offered Monday, March 15, March 22, March 29 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Pre-streched Canvas (8 x 12 or up to 16 x 20, depending on your choice)
  • Easel or surface on which to paint
  • Acrylic paints ~ (suggested colors - White, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow, Red, Violet and Yellow Ochre) We will discuss this more during the first session. It’s best to have a warm and cool range of each color.
  • Brushes ~ a variety of wider (3/4” - 1” + ) and narrower brushes in both rounds and flats. You can paint with whatever you like to use, but I suggest having a variety for different uses.
  • Palette knives are also recommended, but optional.
  • Palette ~ for mixing color ~ which can be of your choice (plastic, glass, wood, or disposable sheets). We will talk about palettes during the first session. I like using a palette container to keep acrylics from drying out over night.
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels (or cloth rags, but it’s good to keep paper towels handy as well)
  • Sketch book or blank drawing paper
  • Black Marker and/or Pencils
  • Also available to use with acrylics are various thinners and extenders. These may be useful for different effects you may want to explore, but not necessary for this class.

CLASS COST: This is a 3 session/part class and the fee is $20 per session/part. Pay with any major credit/debit card or with PayPal.

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