During your vacation to Asheville, take a fun art class to create a wonderful souvenir – and return home with some new skills. The River’s Edge Painting Studio in the River Arts District has a big variety of art workshops and lessons. Located near downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estate, they love to introduce beginners to many techniques. Here are just a couple of upcoming classes:
April 7, 2016: Golden Effects with Watercolor and Beer, Wine and More – A unique Approach!
Celebrate National Beer Day with this fun 3-hour class that begins at 12:30 PM. Create luminous effects in skies, water and golden glows in your landscapes using dark beer and watercolor as your painting medium. Dark beers produced in the Asheville area will be used for warm tones in small paintings. Create 2 to 4 paintings, depending on your choices of subject and how quickly you work. Reference materials, beer for painting and a few select tube watercolors will be supplied. Some pieces will be pre-sketched to take the worry of drawing away, and allow you to paint more! No experience necessary. $90 Tuition.
April 9, 2016: Experimental Watercolor
Delve deep into new ways to work with watercolor in this full day hands on class, 10 AM-4 PM. This workshop is for artists with no or a lot of experience, but want to explore new and free techniques with watercolor. Experiment with scrubbing, dripping, splashing and glazing and more in an unexpected way. Learn about different papers, non-traditional tools, brushes and painting on an easel. Start new work, bring your own work to salvage or enhance, bring your own reference or use what is provided. Experiment with light and dark before color and creating a strong mood before subject. Nadine is an award winning former New York artist now residing in Asheville, with a studio at 310 ART. $125/person.