November is upon us, and I've started to collect ideas for a whole new set of zoom classes around holiday, end year and greeting cards production. I will be teaching 5 paid classes and one free class which is the last one in December before Christmas.
The classes are all sketch-a-long to a production of fun holiday watercolour paintings, themed around winter, Christmas, season greetings and all that kind of stuff. Thematically, I will be suggesting ways to be efficient, how to produce more than one home-made cards that by the end of the first class they could already start mailing out those cards internationally, and they will hopefully arrive around Christmas and New Years.
As usual, if you've a regular or have been in my classes before, in my classes there is a lot of freedom to how you'll make your cards, and what the cards looks is totally up to you.
The techniques will be a combination of basic watercolour techniques of wash and sketch, and a new one with resist wax/oil pastel which will be really fun to do, and with metallic paints on black paper.
Here's the plan
- 13 Nov: Wet on wet winter landscape layering
- 20 Nov: Wax resist Christmas ornaments
- 27 Nov: Negative painting Snow people’s
- 4 Dec : Galaxy painting cold nightscapes
- 11 Dec: Metallic Wreath on black paper (design applicable to normal watercolour and paper)
- 18 Dec: Student Suggestions of topic ( Decided to be funny Gnomes) + a holiday party
The result afterwards are a series of really fun drawings, in some quantity, because the way I work means there's no wasted time waiting for the watercolour to dry, so each sessions I will be doing a demonstration of more than one drawings, and I go rotate working on them as if they're in an rotating assembly line.
In one session, students can be producing one to five different artworks that they can finish at their own time.
The final class where we decided to do funny gnomes, I invited friends to join the online session and it was a really special time. There was about 15 -18 people, there was quiet times as well as really useful conversations and it all seem to flow so naturally. I really enjoyed myself and really grateful that I have this community, especially in a pandemic times like this.