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How to Paint Undersea Scenes

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Whether it’s a complete underwater seascape or merely a convincing portrait of your favorite fish, octopus, or coral, painting the aqueous world is a tricky but rewarding challenge. Come learn the basics of how to paint undersea scenes under the guidance of the lead teacher of the WMAS. All supplies provided.

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$50

Picture Writing, Heiroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word Art

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Invigorate your skill in drawing and composing works using color. Explore pictures, word signs and letter forms from ancient civilizations of Middle Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint words using pictures that actually spell words—the oldest syllabaries and alphabet signs in the world.  No prior experience necessary. All supplies...

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$60

Introduction to Oil Painting

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn the basics of oil painting materials and techniques. Explore the fundamentals of light, shade, and color composition. Paint a study from your own favorite reference photos or drawings. Experience the many possibilities of this exciting medium. It may be the beginning of a lifelong passion. All supplies provided.

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$55

Creative Light Effects in Your Painting

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

In this workshop, you will create your own painting that incorporates a distinct light source. The instructor will guide you through the process of conveying a spectacular light source from either the back of the painting, the side, or both! The painting subject is your choice, but for instructional purposes, a landscape usually works best. All supplies...

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$55

Seasonal Card Making

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Let’s make beautiful block-printed cards for any occasion. Nothing says love like unique handmade cards. Learn how to choose and create a design that sends your personal message. Alex will teach simple carving techniques to create your block as well as the different block materials available to you. Then it’s time to cover the different mediums...

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$55

Color vs. Value with Gouache: Which Comes First

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Ever wonder why your perfectly planned artwork can have all the right colors, but no real spark? Then it’s time to truly think about the role of value in your art. In this workshop, we will learn about value and how it translates to color by completing a series of exercises that will open your eyes to the importance of value. All supplies provi...

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$55

Sumi-e Poinsettia and Snow

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Celebrate the holiday season with red poinsettias in sumi-e art, where every stroke becomes a petal. We will learn how to use white gouache to create a snowy background! All supplies provided.

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$55

Making it All Fit - Comprehensive Framing Techniques

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Let’s learn how to take our newly acquired knowledge of matting and mounting and learn how to actually create a finished framed piece. Alex will show you how Master Framers put it all together so you can create professional-looking framed art at home. We will cover everything from simple fits into ready-made frames as well as fitting canvases and...

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$55

Mixing Vibrant Darks in Watercolor

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn to create clean, vibrant, dark colors to give your watercolors an extra glow and how proper mixing helps add dynamism to your work. Taught by the lead teacher of the Washington Metropolitan Artist Society. All supplies provided.

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$55

Advanced Mat Cutting Techniques

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn how to cut double mats, multiple window mats and specialty mats like V-grooves and Raised Top mats for shadow boxing. We will explore best practices on how to choose the best colors of mat and alternate mounting as part of the design. We will also go further into the multitudes of different mounting techniques including best conservation practices....

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$55

Sumi-e Rabbits and Carrots

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Explore the fun of painting cute rabbits and bunnies. Learn to create furry rabbits in simplistic brushwork. Add carrots and other vegetables for the bunnies to enjoy. All supplies provided.

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$55

Intuitive Silhouettes in Watercolor

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

The fluid nature of watercolor invites us to paint in a free and suggestive manner rather than be overwhelmed by detail. In this workshop, learn how to paint a loose, full-body silhouette intuitively in watercolor. We will begin by looking at the art of several artists who explore and celebrate the human form in their work.  Techniques,...

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$55

Basic Mat Cutting Techniques

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn how to properly measure your art, determine your mat size and begin cutting mats. We will discuss when and why to mat, exploring the materials and equipment and an introduction to mounting your art. All supplies provided.

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$55

Watercolor Pencil Techniques

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Come learn how to use watercolor pencils! Whether you want to use them on their own or combine them with watercolor or in a mixed media collage, watercolor pencils have a lot to offer. They are convenient, portable, and flexible. We will explore many techniques for using them. We will also discuss papers and supports. All supplies provided.

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$55

Sumi-e Stargazer Lily

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Explore the beauty of sumi-e brush painting and learn to paint stargazer lilies with expressive strokes. You will learn how to load the brush with multiple colors and how to use a wet-on-wet technique to attain beautiful petal patterns. All supplies provided.

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$55
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