Learn and explore watercolor painting in this Zoom class for Beginner and Intermediate level aspiring artists! Instructor Wanda will guide you through the process and teach you techniques for any kind of watercolor painting. We will provide kits with a palette, watercolor paint, 1 brush, paper, and the reference photo, and they will be available for pick-up March 18th-March 20th from 9a-4p. You will need to provide a pencil, eraser, container with water to rinse your brush, paper towels, painter’s tape, an old clean rag, and a backing board. On March 16th we will send the Zoom link and instructions on how and what to prepare before the class. If you wish to purchase additional brushes that may be helpful for detail work in the class the Instructor suggests: soft (watercolor) brushes for large washes such as a ’mop’ or a flat, 1/2” or larger, or a larger round. Any round brush smaller then #8 for any details.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased HERE
About the Instructor:
Wanda was born in the small northern Colorado town of Walden. As a child and young adult many of her summers where spent with her grandmother Turner at the family’s ranch, which was settled in the early 1920’s along the banks of the Little Grizzly in North Park, Colorado. Being a kid at the ranch is where she first experienced a deep love of nature and a powerful curiosity for all things related to turn-of-the-century Colorado ranching. (As a skier, she loves the fact that as teenagers her uncles put in ski runs, complete with a tow rope made from an old tractor motor, on ‘Grandma’s hill.’) She adored her Grandmother and loved that she gave her so much freedom to explore!
While in primary school, the family moved to remote central Wyoming. She and her siblings bused 34 miles every day to attend junior and senior highs in Medicine Bow…home of the famed classic western novel, The Virginian. Growing up in an outdoorsy family she learned important things like noticing major land forms, (To find your way back to where you started!) how to fly fish, hunt, skip rocks, cook on an open fire and how to pitch a tent so the morning sun warmed you up. The artist started college at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, received her undergraduate degree from Midland Lutheran College and a Master’s of Art Education at the University of Nebraska.
Wanda’s watercolors have been juried into numerous competitive shows. Some of the highlights of her work are; being invited to be one of six artists chosen for “Still Life X Six,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; receiving a Purchase Award at the prestigious Watercolor U.S.A. Exhibit” and, along with one other watercolorist, her work was chosen to be featured in “Fire and Ice-Expressions In Watercolor and Glass” exhibit at the Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA. She is a past president of the Wyoming Watercolor Society and in 2015 her antelope design was chosen by the State of Wyoming Judicial Branch for a limited edition coin in honor of the state’s 125th birthday. Wanda lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.