Watercolor 101 | Galaxies

with CRAFT

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flow Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity for the hour." William Blake

You can create magical galaxies from simple watercolor paints. Elena will demonstrate a variety of techniques to depict galaxies and night skies, including incorporating alcohol, ink, and salt. Practice step-by-step along with Elena to experiment with all the options, and then put them all together to create your own unique art. These pieces are great for framing.

In this class, you will:

- work with pan and tube watercolors
- experiment with alcohol, inks, and salt
- learn the wet on wet watercolor technique
- play with texture in your paintings
- receive instruction in an intimate class and one-on-one support from Elena as needed
- learn about light sources and adding shadows and highlights correctly
- play with your mistakes to incorporate them or fix them
- take home your practice papers and your final piece
- bonus: use gel pens!

Also taught by Elena: Watercolor 101: Florals and Painting Cacti with Watercolor 3 Different Ways

In Watercolor: Galaxies, you'll learn different techniques than in Watercolor: Florals. Take them both or either on its own.

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Minimum age

All ages welcome


Reservations required. No kids.

Custom Cancellation Policy

Workshops are refundable up to 48 hours in advance.


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