Five new class sessions begin in a few weeks: Watercolor Lettering, Drawing Dogs and Cats, Birds in Watercolor, Fairies II and a first-time-ever mini course. Scroll down for complete info…

 

NEW MINI COURSE! STARTS JANUARY 5:

Barred OwlDraw Owls: Designed for Darkness
Starting January 5, 2016 – work at your own pace
4 Lessons for Beginner and Intermediate Artists
Videos + 16 illustrated printables $42

Develop fundamental drawing skills in pencil and charcoal as you sketch some of nature’s most efficient (and beautiful) predators. Each week will feature a new technique and a new species of owl. No experience necessary — this class is specially designed for beginning and intermediate artists.

Lessons will be information-rich, each consisting of multiple videos and illustrated printable pages., and will be posted on a password-protected web page. A new lesson will post every two weeks. Instructor guidance and feedback is available as often as you like, through email.

Supplies for this course:

  • 4B drawing pencil, any brand
  • Soft kneaded eraser
  • Supply of inexpensive sketch paper for practice
  • Black charcoal pencil
  • White charcoal pencil
  • 2 sheets of toned charcoal paper (gray or buff)

To register, email studio@valwebb.com

 

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ALSO STARTING JANUARY 5:

Winter Session poster - CopyA

Drawn & Decorated Watercolor Lettering
Starting January 5, 2016
10 Lessons – work at your own pace
$65

CLICK TO PRINT SUPPLY LIST PART 1

CLICK TO PRINT SUPPLY LIST PART 2

No previous experience necessary! Learn to create decorated letters using watercolor, Pigma Micron pens, pencils and a brush. Participants will have four months to complete ten projects. Class projects include:

  • Three easy methods for making decorative and illuminated initials.
  • Surprisingly simple techniques for Celtic knotwork.
  • Using “quickhand” techniques to make art journals or notebooks more beautiful.
  • Colorful, whimsical letters based on medieval alphabets (how to draw them, how to use them).
  • Creative page design that combines lettering and other images.
  • Vines and flourishes – watercolor letters inspired by Art Nouveau.
  • Guidelines for designing your own unique personal alphabet.
  • Combining color, form and attitude to make your letters sing.

To sign up, email studio@valwebb.com.

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WC Bird

Birds in Watercolor and Beyond
Starting January 5, 2016
10 Lessons – work at your own pace
$65

CLICK TO PRINT THE LESSON SEQUENCE

CLICK TO PRINT INFO ON HOW THE CLASSES WORK

CLICK TO PRINT SUPPLY LIST – PAGE 1

CLICK TO PRINT SUPPLY LIST – PAGE 2

CLICK TO PRINT SUPPLY LIST – PAGE 3

Learn a new technique each week, ranging from splashy impressionistic bluebirds in flight to softly shaded cranes on toned paper — no experience necessary for this avian art adventure. Work at your own pace, with five months to complete the material and as much instructor guidance and feedback as you wish. Includes a project using Val’s dramatic gouache resist. A fun and informal way to build your skills and enjoy the beauty of birds. To register, email studio@valwebb.com.

 

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dryad and oak2Fairies II: Draw and Paint the Enchanted World
Starting January 5, 2016
10 Lessons – work at your own pace
$65

CLICK TO PRINT THE SUPPLY LIST

This magical course continues where my Fairies I course left off: We will draw and paint enchanted landscapes, interiors, moonlight, candlelight — and the neighboring inhabitants of the fairy realm, including goblins and trolls, dragons and unicorns, tree spirits, the Woodwife and more. To register, email studio@valwebb.com.

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO FOLLOW THE FAIRIES I COURSE, AND CONTAINS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATERIAL. BEGINNERS SHOULD TAKE THE COURSES IN ORDER, BUT IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT IN YOUR DRAWING SKILLS AT AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL YOU MAY TAKE THIS COURSE FIRST.

 

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Blog page dogDrawing Dogs & Cats
Starting January 5, 2016
8 Lessons – work at your own pace
$60

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SUPPLY LIST

No experience necessary — the only prerequisite for this course is a love of our four-legged family members. Working in pencil for some projects, black-and-white charcoal pencil for others, develop your drawing skills by learning to create glossy fur, expressive eyes, animals in action and at rest. Topics include drawing puppies and kittens at different stages of growth, four techniques for drawing white fur, drawing realistic dog noses, drawing dog and cat caricatures and more. Very minimal supply list. Pre-registration is required, and is payable by check or PayPal. To sign up, email me directly at studio@valwebb.com.