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Spring Adult Classes


Exploring Watercolorwith Robin Poteet
7 classes: Wednesday Mornings • March 11–April 29 (no class April 1st) • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Also offered Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. same dates. • $200
Robin’s Wednesday sessions are fun and informative, and are filled with ways to improve your technical skills and your creative thinking. Bring the subjects you’d like to paint and Robin will help guide you through the painting process. Learn how to create interesting backgrounds, be daring with color, turn any subject into a great painting, improve your brushwork, create whites without using white paint… and on and on! Demos, discussions, critiques and plenty of painting time with individual attention. Use form at left to contact Robin with questions. register_button

Summer Adult Classes


Watercolor–Surf and Turfwith Robin Poteet
2 classes: Friday & Saturday, June 26 and 27 • 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. • $90
Get ready for 2-days of BIG, BOLD, DRAMATIC painting! Working full-sheet (22×30”) or close to, we’ll capture the power of waves, surf, rocks and cliffs in watercolor. Learn how to mix believable ocean blues, preserve whites, paint a spray of surf against rocks and and how to capture atmosphere and movement. Robin will email reference photos to work from, or you may bring your own. Come ready to have fun and be wild—the ocean is calling! Short lunch break both days.Use form at left to contact Robin upon registration for a supply list and to purchase w/c paper if desired.register_button


Watercolor–Bootcamp for Beginners!with Robin Poteet
4 classes: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 8–11 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $140
If you are curious about learning to paint and don’t know where to start—start HERE! Watercolor is simple, portable and fun and is a great introduction to painting in general. This introductory class will touch on all of the basics, from materials to color mixing, to water/paint ratio and timing. Robin will demo and lecture, followed by group exercises and plenty of painting time with one-on-one guidance in an atmosphere thats relaxed and fun. Use form at left to contact Robin for a supply list or to purchase a complete kit customized for this class.register_button

The Roanoke City Market–Sketching and Painting Studieswith Robin Poteet
2 classes: Friday, July 17 • 9 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (meet downtown, in front of Center in the Square) • Saturday, July 18 • 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (meet at the Studio School) • $55
The people, buildings, shapes, aromas and colors in Downtown Roanoke can be a treasure trove of inspiration. Using simple sketchbooks and pencils, we’ll meet at 9:00am, Friday, July 17 on the city market to practice drawing quick value studies along with photographing things of interest. The following day, Saturday, we’ll meet at The Studio School. Robin will talk about subject, contrast, editing and combining shapes and rendering people. Then students will have ample painting time to turn their sketches and photos into a series of small paintings using their choice of media. Use form at left to contact Robin with questions.


Watercolor–Demystifying Backgroundswith Robin Poteet
Saturday, August 15 • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. • $40
We’ve all done it—painted that beautiful flower or animal and then thought: now, what do I do with the background? Don’t let fear or indecision ruin a perfectly good painting! This one-day workshop will give you ways to approach your backgrounds creatively and with confidence. We’ll delve into color choices, value, timing, how to connect background and subject, creating texture, managing detail and more. You’ll use those skills to create several small paintings in class. Bring your usual watercolor paints, brushes and paper. Robin will email photo references, or you are welcome to bring your own. (This class is suitable for all levels of watercolor painters!). Use form at left to contact Robin with questions. register_button