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Watercolor with The Masters with Sandra Cointreau


Instructor, Sandra Cointreau
Mondays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
1:30 pm - 4 pm

For each class, students will choose an example painting by a master watercolorist and learn how to recreate that painting. If desired, students can choose a painting done by the instructor to begin.

Students will learn about composition, value contrast, color mixing, color choices, the variety of brushes to use, painting techniques of layering and creating texture, and the importance of a focal point. By learning a wide range of styles and approaches that make watercolor dance its dance, each student sclass will find their own preferred style and approach to working with watercolor. The class emphasis will be on painting; no drawing skills are required.

The fee for the six-week course is $295 and class is limited to 10 students.

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Fine Art/Photography.

After years of work in oils, Sandra Cointreau embraced watercolor as her challenging dance partner in the 80s. She finds the interplay of the range of transparent, granulating. and crystal-based paints with the wide variety of available papers endlessly enjoyable. Sandra, a civil engineer, does engineering fieldwork globally for about a third of the year and travels with her watercolors. She likes to share what she has learned through her thousands of hours of study, and she enjoys teaching. Her work has been included in juried Watercolor Society shows, galleries throughout CT, and Riverwind Gallery in Beacon, NY. She has had solo shows in several CT restaurants.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes.Stu Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class or you may email a copy of your card prior to the class by sending it to: Masks are optional.

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