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Mindy Newman's Art Classes 2018
Franklin Park Conservatory, 2006
  16" x 20"      Watercolor - Mindy Newman
UPPER ARLINGTON SENIOR RECREATION CENTER 

1945 Ridgeview (Off Tremont)
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43227
 
BEGINNERS WELCOME!
 
614-583-5320- Information
 
Classes are only $10 per class
 
 
Classes are every Tuesday 1-3 PM Walk Ins Welcome!
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Pears - 2009 A quick exercise used in Mindy's class sometimes
7" x 12" Watercolor - Mindy Newman
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March 10, 2018,  10 am – 3 pm One Day Drawing Intensive   
Beginners will start with some basic drawing to enhance the following painting series. Techniques, such as contour line, thumb nail sketching, keeping a journal and more, will be explored. Bring the eight-basic colored pencil set, mat knife, pink pearl eraser, 2B pencil and sketch book. 
All skill levels are welcome to any of the classes offered here. 
Advanced are welcome to bring in their drawing supplies of choice and use this as studio time for their projects.  
March. 17, 24, Apr. 7, 1 pm – 3 pm 3-week Watercolor Series
Violets Aren’t Always Blue 3/17
Beginners class to learn about supplies and useful techniques, such as wet in wet, dry brush and laying the wash. Violets will be the first in a series of spring flowers. Watercolor art supplies are listed at www.MindyNewman.org, under art supplies, but this week beginners will have them provided
Daffodils 3/24
The flower for both Easter and Passover, with its five-pointed Star of David. This lovely first of spring flower, in its sweet buttery shades of yellow, will be a great learning tool for color theory. You may want to bring in your own photographs! No Class Easter Weekend 3/3; Series continues the following week
Daisy, Daisy 4/7
More interesting ways to create in watercolor using the white of the paper rather than the white paint. The daisies are a fresh and simple way to express spring. You will be asked to bring your own supplies this week. 
April 14, 10 am – 3 pm One Day Drawing Intensive  
Beginners will start with some basic drawing to enhance the following painting series. Techniques, such as contour line, thumb nail sketching, keeping a journal and more, will be explored. Bring the eight-basic colored pencil set, mat knife, pink pearl eraser, 2B pencil and sketch book. 
All skill levels are welcome to any of the classes offered here. 
Advanced are welcome to bring in their drawing supplies of choice and use this as studio time for their projects.  

Apr. 21, 28, May 5, 1 pm – 3 pm 3-week Watercolor Series
The Softness of Tulips in Watercolor 4/ 21
Beginners class to learn about supplies and useful techniques, such as wet in wet, creating volume with soft edges, and. Tulips will start the series with its’ soft and tender petals. Watercolor art supplies are listed at www.MindyNewman.org, under art supplies, but this week beginners will have them provided

Iris 4/28
The flower for those who love the color purple, although the color selection is vast. We will be studying vertical holds and the use of line. We will develop paintings as if they were drawings with irises. You’ll love the twists and turns of parallel lines. Prints provided and your own photography is encouraged. 
Rhododendrons 5/5
These lovely floribundas plants with their transparent blossoms make wonderfully watercolors with the light and shadow play. Pinks and purples, whites and multi patterned petals spread across the thick papers 



Here is an example of a lesson 


Playing with Wet into Wet
Mindy Newman © 2017

Using a pencil on grid to your watercolor paper, begin to draw the same shape over and over. If you wish to may a project of it, use themes, such as orchids, tropical leaves, you can later. But just for now, keep it an exercise and use a circle, square or triangle. 
Use as many squares in your grid as you like, starting from 6, 8, 10, etc. 

This is to allow you time to explore the beauty of 
Wet in Wet techniques. 

Here are some Tips on this Process
1.Make a thick and thin wash. Drop thick into thin and vices a versa. 
2.Make a large amount of three basic colors
3.Change your brush to clear water reverse flows 
4.Avoid brush strokes by touching with the tip of the brush onto the wet paper. 
5.Leave some paper whites
6.Don’t over work the paper in one area. Let it dry. 
7.Move around the paper to allow drying to occur. 
8.Try mixing on the paper in opposite colors, analogous color, and finally tertiary colors. 
9.Create some neutrals on the palette by mixing opposite colors. 
10.Try dry brushing under and over the wet into wets. 


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