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TGIF Paint Nite with Jim Mahla

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Have a fun TGIF while painting with RiverArts Artist Jim Mahla. Learn how to paint in a fun-filled atmosphere using Jim’s east techniques.Students will be able to leave with a completed Poppy painting plus a new found love in acrylic painting.  Bring a group of friends or make new friends there! No experience necessary. Materials are included in the cost of the class.   Our friends at Chester River Wine & Cheese are happy to provide a 20% discount…

Intermediate Watercolors – Fall 2018

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this 4 weeks course designed for artists with some watercolor experience, Jim Mahla will show and demonstrate how to try some new techniques to sharpen their watercolor skills. Some of the subjects covered will be painting interesting sky's, rocks, stone walls etc. Also wet-in-wet techniques will be demonstrated so students will learn to paint vibrant florals and landscapes. Participants may work from photos/drawing provided by Jim or bring their own. This is a ‘no critique’ fun workshop.  

FALL INTO WATERCOLOR with Trees, Trees and More Trees

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s never been a better time to learn how or hone existing watercolor technique depicting trees and their fabulous fall foliage. Join award winning artist Steve Bleinberger in a personalized, instructive watercolor workshop loaded with demos. Beats raking leaves! All levels welcome. Bring your own gear. Steve will gladly share his ample supply of brushes and paints. Quality paper such as Arches or Fabriano preferred.  

Dog & Cat Portraits

November 14 - November 15

Whether you want to try your hand at portraiture or include these pets in the landscape or even still life, this class will add some skills to your toolbox.   Included will be: photographing the uncooperative animal selecting the right references basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing/painting expression and gestures fur patterns and color getting a likeness Demos will be in oil and sharpie. Well behaved dogs will be welcome to class and used as models.  

Explore Modern Watercolor Workshop

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Enjoy this two day workshop introduction to a variety of traditional and experimental watercolor techniques. The first day will be spent learning how to use watercolor paint in a traditional manner. My teaching practice uses several sets of fun exercises to get students managing the ratio of paint to water and then complete a small simple still life painting. The second day of the workshop will be spent learning about a variety of experimental methods you can use when using…

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