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Watercolor Painting: Layers, Edges, and Effects (ONLINE)

In this online class, students will be introduced to watercolor techniques and practice controlling this notoriously unpredictable medium. We will learn about color mixing, layering and blending as well as hard and soft edges and different strokes and effects to create beautiful illustrations. Along with learning the fundamentals of watercolor painting, students will be introduced to various artists working with this medium including Shin Yin Khor, Gabriel Liston, and Stephanie Law. Students will use reference images and items of choice from their homes environment. Themes to explore will center around personal journaling and memories and can include landscapes, plant/animal life, people and objects.

*If we meet in person, we will practice painting ‘plein air’ outside from observation.  This option is dependent upon the COVID-19 situation in April and participant interest. May incur additional fee.

Class materials are included with tuition. 
Curbside Pickup & Shipping Information

Schedule: Saturdays, 1-3 pm (2 hrs)
Session Dates: April 17, 24, May 1

Tuition $150 

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Grades 6-12

  • Tuition: $150
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Yael Levy
  • 3 Classes
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 — May 1, 2021
  • 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM PST
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Yael Levy is a visual artist storyteller and teacher based in Berkeley, CA. Born and raised in Israel, she first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, and later completed a BFA of Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design (2011). She moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts (2017). She is a Teaching Artist in Kala’s Artists in Schools program and was an Artist In Residence at Kala. She also teaches Mural Painting for the Richmond Art Center and various art classes for the JCC of the East Bay. https://www.leahyaellevy.com/