"Open Paint" sessions are for groups of artists, working on individual, self-guided projects. These artists assist and critique each other and share ideas and tips. "Open Paint" sessions designated “All levels” means experienced artists in these sessions may be available to mentor beginners who would like some help.
INSTRUCTOR BIOS, WEBSITES, ART SAMPLES
“After a career as a Early Childhood Educator, I am now able to actively pursue my passion for watercolor. My art education has come primarily from devouring art books and taking advantage of a variety of classes and workshops in recent years. I am still learning every day and would love to share ideas with you. We will explore desin elements and watercolor techniques while having fun!
I am a Signature Member of the Nevada Watercolor Society as well as a member of the Sun City Summerlin Art Club and City Lights Art Co-op. My artwork has been exhibited in several states and is in private collections across the country.”
Linda Smith is a retired art teacher with over 30 years of painting, teaching, and exhibition experience, with a focus on watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting. She has earned awards for her paintings and has studied under several nationally recognized artists throughout the U.S. Linda loves to share her passion for art and travel. She seeks to continually bring fresh methods, techniques, and processes to her painting students.
“I began a serious study of art and painting better than ten years ago. Since then, I have engaged in a great deal of home study and have worked closely with three separate mentors, all of whom are remarkable artists and teachers. Over the years I have been awarded a number of accolades from juried competitions, including four blue ribbons for oil and acrylic painting. I enjoy teaching novice oil and acrylic artists, focusing on the tools and mediums available, basic painting techniques, basic composition, color blending and the importance of light and establishing values.”
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Jean Thorne has a very strong background in the fine arts with both a BFA in Painting and a teaching credential in art. In addition, she has also been certified to teach Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. and has used the techniques developed by Betty Edwards to teach both children and adults. Although most of her professional experience has been doing and teaching computer graphic design, Jean believes there is a huge crossover between both disciplines. She is now devoted to learning and doing as much as she can artistically and sharing her knowledge and skills to guide people into creating their own art and improving their skills.
Contemporary Art for Those with No Talent
"BS in Physical Therapy, Boston University. I am a self taught artist and started in 2000. All my paintings have human characteristics, except for "Joe's Shoe,as my Father was in the shoe business."