The 2015 Gage Summer Catalog, featuring cover art by visiting instructor Costa Vavagiakis (Click to view)

Classes and workshops for adults are designed to inspire artists of all abilities to reach new heights of creative and artistic excellence.

Under the mentorship of professional artists, students develop new skills, explore time-honored techniques, and learn to express their artistic vision with confidence and skill.

The 2015 Summer Catalog HERE

Daytime, evening and weekend classes and workshops present foundational studies in drawing, painting and sculpting, and feature professional studios and equipment, hands-on learning and a safe and supportive environment.

For information about registration deposits and fees, transfers and credits and class or workshop cancellation policies, please visit our Financial Terms page.

To register by mail, download the Summer 2015 Registration Form and return it to the Gage offices at 1501 10th Ave E, Ste. 101, Seattle, WA 98102.

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Abstract Drawing (B) – Ottersen

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Abstract Painting (A) – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic paint.
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Abstract Painting (B) – Ottersen

Explore the infinite possibilities of abstract painting in oil and/or acrylic paint.
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Acrylic Painting w/a Fauvist Palette (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Discover a new world of color inspired by the bold and expressive work of Fauvist Masters.
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Advanced Figure Painting in Oil – Assael

Learn ways to hold and interpret what you see with a selective eye.
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Alla Prima Portrait Paint – Frantzen

Explore alla prima portrait painting in oil.
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Alternative Media Figure Drawing (Weeklong Workshop) – Flack

Explore new and obscure drawing materials and methods to create unique illusions of the figure.
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Artists in the Urban Landscape (Weekend Workshop) – Danielson/McGuigan

Explore and draw along the shores of the river with two artists of the Duwamish Residency.
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Autobiographical Comics (A) – Reddy

Create one or two-page diary pages based on anecdotes from your life.
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Basics of Oil Painting (A) – Zavareei

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Basics of Oil Painting (B) – Zavareei

Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting materials and techniques.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Explore the spontaneous and quick drying medium of acrylic paint.
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Beginning Watercolor (A) – Woodfin

Brush techniques and paint applications for beginning watercolor painters.
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Beginning Watercolor (B) – Woodfin

Brush techniques and paint applications for beginning watercolor painters.
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Best of Gage VIP Preview – FOUR TICKETS

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Best of Gage VIP Preview – ONE TICKET

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Best of Gage VIP Preview – TWO TICKETS

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Botanicals in Ink & Mixed Media (B) – Ricketts

Explore the wonderful world of sumi ink and methods for creating lively botanical paintings.
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Cast Painting – Chung

Learn to see and paint relationships while addressing the challenges of paint handling.
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Classical Cast Drawing (B) – Chung

Hone your expressive skills through the art and practice of cast drawing.
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Classical Still-Life – Gray

Learn still-life in the classical tradition!
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Color Portrait Drawing – Bixler

An accessible and portable way to start having fun with drawing!
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Comic Book Intensive – Lasky

Learn the tips and tricks involved in writing and drawing comic books.
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Concept Art, World Design & Digital Painting (Full Program) – Waters

Discover the world of digital and concept art!
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Concept Art, World Design & Digital Painting (Session A) – Waters

Discover the world of digital and concept art!
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Concept Art, World Design & Digital Painting (Session B) – Waters

Discover the world of digital and concept art!
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Crash Course Composition (Weekend Workshop) – Lewis

Exercise and build compositional skills through collage.
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Designing w/Color & Light!*

Explore the use of color and light to create compelling concept art and environment design.
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Drawing & Painting Architecture in the Landscape – Raynolds

Explore drawing and painting at the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds.
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Drawing for Absolute Beginners (A) – Brooker

Explore all the steps and techniques used to draw simple and then more complex forms.
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Drawing for Beginners (A) – Elliott

Explore the key concepts and artistic principles of drawing.
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Drawing for Beginners (B) – Bixler

Explore key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and more.
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Drawing for Beginners (B) – Weatherly

Explore the key concepts and artistic principles behind creating compelling drawings.
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Drawing for Fun! (A) – Moore

A no-stress environment for you to relax and enjoy drawing.
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Drawing for Painters (A) – DiPietro

Learn to utilize your drawings in preparation for painting!
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Drawing for Portrait Painting (B) – White-Gehrt

Focus on one aspect of life drawing at a time as you learn to create powerful drawings.
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Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life (Weekend Workshop) – Reddy

Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life
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Drawing the Illustrative Still-Life – Reddy

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements in pencil, pen and watercolor.
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Egg Tempera & The Early Renaissance Method of Developing Flesh Tones – Wessel

Explore 14th/15th century Italian techniques for painting flesh tones in egg tempera.
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Encaustic Painting (B) – Zavareei

Explore the basics of the ancient, luminescent medium of encaustic.
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Encaustic Painting – Zavareei

Explore the basics of this ancient, luminescent medium.
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Exploring Personal Imagery (B) – Ricketts

Discover techniques for incoporating personal content into your work.
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Exploring the Language of Line – Lewis

Enhance your individual expression while exploring line for line's sake.
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Expressive Figure Drawing (B) – Fugate

Create dynamic and expressive drawings from the figure.
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Expressive Portrait Painting (A) – Hill

Learn to use your observational skills to make expressive marks that capture your unique style.
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Figure Collage: Saturation (Weeklong Workshop) – Trowbridge

Create collage works directly from the figure model, developing a dynamic, colorful composition.
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Figure Collage: Value & Temperature (Weekend Workshop) – Trowbridge

Collage directly from the figure model with an elegant palette of prepared papers.
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Figure Drawing – Grimaldi

Discover approaches and strategies for developing a figurative drawing.
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Figure Drawing: The Multi-Lens Approach (B) – White-Gehrt

Focus on one aspect of life drawing at a time as you learn to create powerful drawings.
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Figure Painting in Oil (Weeklong Workshop) – Frank

Develop your understanding of the figure through painting, lectures, demonstrations and more.
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Figure Sculpting (May-June) – Evenson

Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion and more in three dimensions.
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Figure Sculpting Studio (A) – Magrath

Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling.
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Figure Structure Drawing – Flack

Explore the human figure’s complex construction, and learn to draw a figure from observation.
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Gestural Sculpting (B) – Rees

Quickly learn to capture a variety of gestures of the human figure at a small scale from life.
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Hike & Draw (Aug. 12) – Bixler

Practice sketching and observing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
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Hike & Draw (Aug. 5) – Bixler

Practice sketching and observing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful hiking trails.
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Icon Painting in Egg Tempera – Pérez

Learn how to create a traditional Russian-Byzantine icon in egg tempera.
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Intro to Abstract Drawing (A) – Ottersen

Explore the many possibilities open to an artist in the creation of works on paper.
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Intro to Figure Drawing (A) – Chuzi

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Intro to Figure Drawing (A) – Elliott

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of depicting the human form.
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Intro to Figure Drawing (B) – Weatherly

Gain technical mastery and intuitive understanding of the human form.
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Intro to Figure Painting (A) – Elliott

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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Intro to Figure Painting (B) – Petty

Learn to create accurate, dynamic figure paintings in oil.
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Intro to Figure Sculpture (A) – Chuzi

Improve your dimensional depiction of the human form in space.
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Intro to Figure Sculpture (A) – Evenson

Learn to accurately represent the figure in three dimensions.
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Intro to Illustrative Drawing (B) – Reddy

Practice reducing a scene to its key elements.
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Intro to Plein Air Painting (A) – Phalen

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer!
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Intro to Plein Air Painting (B) – Phalen

Get the most from painting outdoors this summer!
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Intro to Portrait Drawing (A) – Zadrozny

Explore the essential techniques and concepts of portrait drawing.
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Intro to Portrait Drawing (B) – Hart

Learn to draw the portrait with accuracy.
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Intro to Portrait Painting (A) – Phalen

Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil.
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Intro to Portrait Painting (A) – Weatherly

Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil.
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Intro to Portrait Painting (B) – Phalen

Learn to create an accurate, dynamic portrait in oil.
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Intro to Renaissance Egg Tempera (Weekend Workshop) – Zavareei

Intro to Renaissance Egg Tempera
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Intro to Still-Life Painting – Chung

Learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.
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Introduction to Linocut (Weekend Workshop) – Hamrick

Explore the techniques used to create stunning linocut works.
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Landscape Drawing (A) – DiPietro

Learn to create dynamic and compelling environments in your work.
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Landscape Drawing (B) – DiPietro

Learn to create dynamic and compelling environments in your work.
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Landscape Drawing w/Colored Pencil (A) – Brooker

Using colored pencils, explore concepts for rendering elements of the landscape.
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Landscape Painting in Oil – Faigin

Paint the stunning natural landscape of beautiful Whidbey Island!
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Landscape Painting In Oils: Bloedel Reserve – Trowbridge

Create multiple landscape studies onsite, responding to the light and poetry of natural forms.
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Landscapes in Pastel (B) – Moore

Landscapes in Pastel (B)
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Mixed-Media Image Layering (Weekend Workshop) – LoCicero

Through the process of mixed-media, found object and collage, explore various layering techniques.
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Mixed-Media Painting (A) – Zavareei

Discover and incorporate non-traditional painting media and techniques.
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Oil Painting in Grisaille – Hallenius

Transition from drawing into painting with the insightful exercise of painting in black and white!
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Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)

Open Studio Five Session Pass (B)
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Painting the Flower in Oil (B) – Chung

Learn how to paint beautiful flowers in oil.
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Painting the Flower in Oil (Weekend Workshop) – Chung

Painting the Flower in Oil
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Pastel Basics for Beginners (Weekend Workshop) – Furchgott

Learn all the basic skills for effectively working with the richly colored medium of pastel.
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Portrait Drawing – Vavagiakis

Focus on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling.
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Portrait Drawing in Pencil: Block in Boot Camp (Weeklong Workshop) – Ryder

explore how to use line, shape and tone in a more appropriate, delicate fashion.
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Portrait Drawing w/Colored Pencil (B) – Bixler

Learn how to mix and observe color relationships in the live model.
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Portrait Painting – Vavagiakis

Take your portrait painting to the next level!
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Portrait Sculpture (B) – Rees

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay.
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Portraits in Watercolor (A) – Zavareei

Explore the portrait through traditional watercolor techniques.
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Portraits in Watercolor (B) – Zavareei

Explore the portrait through traditional watercolor techniques.
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Realistic Flesh Tones in Oil (Weekend Workshop) – Zadrozny

Learn to create lively and realistic flesh tones in oil.
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Reverse Oil Painting on Glass (Afternoon Session) – Dodge

Reverse Oil Painting on Glass Afternoon Session
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Reverse Oil Painting on Glass (Evening Session) – Dodge

Reverse Oil Painting on Glass Evening Session
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Sculpting Animals (A) – Evans

Learn the techniques behind creating expressive animal sculpture.
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Sensational Summer Watercolor (Weekend Workshop) – McKeehen

Learn to portray botanical subjects realistically using dry-brush watercolor methods.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing (A) – Zadrozny

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short-pose.
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Short-Pose Figure Drawing – Zadrozny (5/19-6/16)

Learn the foundation of classical figure drawing through the practice of the short-pose.
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Short-Pose Figure Painting – Van Dyck

Learn to simplify complex observed scenarios and create paintings that work as a cohesive whole.
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Sketchbook in the City (B) – Fugate

Bring your studio outside into Seattle city parks!
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Spring Has Sprung: a Workshop at Bloedel – McKeehen

Learn botanical watercolors against the stunning backdrop of Bainbridge Island’s Bloedel Reserve!
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Still-Life Drawing for Educators – Hallenius

Learn new methods for teaching still-life drawing to K-12 students!
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Still-Life Drawing w/Charcoal (Weeklong Workshop) – Woods

Engage in the process of drawing using the technique of subtractive drawing.
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Still-Life Painting (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Explore the systematic application of complex color strategies in your own still life painting.
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Still-Life Painting Basics (A) – Chung

Learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre.
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The Architecture of Collage (Weekend Workshop) – Lewis

Experiment with collage materials and enjoy the playfulness and pleasure of this liberating medium.
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The Classical Self-Portrait (Weekend Workshop) – White-Gehrt

Explore classical methods for drawing the self-portrait.
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The Essence of Animals – Evans

Create sculpture that expresses the personality of animals.
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The Figure in Gesture (A) – Magrath

Explore the expressive possibilities of clay, wire and other media in sculpting the figure.
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The Munsell Color System (Weeklong Workshop) – Madrid

Learn to create a full color wheel, including laying out a full chromatic flesh-tones palette.
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The Quick Sketch (Weekend Workshop) – Evans

Learn to quickly and accurately express what you see.
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The Quick Sketch – Evans

Learn to interpret what you see into what you are drawing.
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The Watercolor Sketch (A) – Evans

Explore various methods of putting together a quick watercolor painting.
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Watercolor Vignettes – Heath

Paint small watercolor vignettes from life, photos and personal memorabilia.
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