Watercolor Wonders! Classes for Tweens & Teens on Watercolor Techniques and Painting

Wednesday, April 36:30—8:00 PMChildren's Program Room 1st FloorLeominster Public Library30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Tweens and Teens ages 10-13 are invited to join us for Watercolor Wonders! Watercolor Techniques and Painting. This is a six-week series taught by Art Instructor Suzanne Hauerstein. These classes will be hands-on, with one-on-one and group instruction for 12 participants. Each week students will build on the skills and techniques they have learned from the previous week(s) to become more and more proficient in their skill set. Participants do not have to have any previous experience working with watercolors, painting or art in order to have success in these classes. All supplies will be provided for participants. Below is the class schedule and class topics.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 1: Landscape Painting from Photographs

Students will learn about persepective, the rule of thirds, and paint colorful landscape paintings using photographs for inspiration. Watercolor techniques include wet on wet and using salt for texture.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 2: Painting Mushrooms from Life

Students will learn drawing techniques and be shown how to mix different paint tones and shades to create 3-dimensional mushroom paintings. Still lives of actual mushrooms (from the supermarket) will be brought into the classroom and used for reference. Watercolor techniques will include wax resist using oil pastels.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 3: Botanical Floral Watercolors

Inspired by live flower bouquets, students will paint bright, colorful botanical paintings. They will learn about color theory and pattern making and will use color pencils to enhance their paintings once they are dry.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 4: Watercolor Insect Monoprints

Using a drawing the students create as a guide, they will use watercolors to paint an image of an insect on a piece of plexiglass. Once the image is dry, they will print the image on a piece of damp paper. Monoprint means a single print.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 5: Urban Sketching

We're taking it outside to the front of the library to do some outdoor sketching of buildings, trees, and maybe even a person or two. We'll bring our drawings back inside the classroom and paint our outdoor scenes and learn how to accent the paintings using fine liner ink pens.

NO CLASS the Week of April 17th (School Vacation Week)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:30pm-8pm Week 6: Stars and Planets

Inspired by photos of the night sky, students will create a circular shaped painting of the night sky filled with stars. They will use salt and rubbing alcohol techniques to create the night sky.

Registration is required and begins March 6.

Please call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to register.

This program is sponsored by The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts' Community Enrichment Grant Program.