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Summer Adult Classes
Taught by Robin Poteet

Adults: Summer Paint Nights!

Join us for an evening of creativity. Each month, one of our instructors hosts a Paint Night so that you can get acquainted with the Studio School and create your own work of art. We include the class supplies and a glass of wine. The atmosphere is casual, fun and informative. Afterwards, Towers has some great restaurant choices, so you can make it a night out! Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required.

AUGUST Notecards in Pen & Ink and Watercolor Paint Night!with Robin Poteet
Saturday, August 15 • 5:00 p.m–6:30 p.m. • $45
Create a set of 4 custom notecards with envelopes. We’ll start with loose, simple pen & ink drawings and top them off with a splash of watercolor. The results will be one-of-a-kind notecards that you can send on special occasions (they’re also suitable for framing)! Robin will supply all of the materials and lots of ideas as she guides you through the process — you’ll learn about pen & ink and watercolor painting in the process. A glass of wine is included. All levels are welcome, so sign up your friends and make it a fun night out. Bring a snack if you’d like. Use form at left to contact Robin with questions.register_button

Adults, July

Watercolor Figure and Portrait, Inspired by Mary Whytewith Robin Poteet THIS CLASS IS FULL
4 day workshop: Tuesday–Friday, July 9–12 • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. • $175
By the time our summer schedule is printed, Robin will have returned from an intensive workshop with renowned watercolor artist, Mary Whyte. Using her inspiration as our springboard, this 4-day workshop will explore all aspects of figure & portrait painting—from backgrounds, skin tones,story-telling and brushwork, to technical expertise. We’ll work hard and “put miles on our brushes”, but Robin is confident that you’ll come out of this with a greater understanding of watercolor—not just for portraits, but for ALL of your painting subjects. Being able to focus on painting for 4 days in a row is a wonderful way to take your work to the next level! Some photo reference materials will be available, students may also work from their own. Use form at left to contact Robin for a supply list.

Adults, August

Wacky Animal Kingdom–the most fun you’ll have all summer!with Robin Poteet
For all levels of painters • 2 days: Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9 • 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • $90 • includes most supplies

Robin’s batik watercolor & wax workshop is perennial favorite! We’ll spend two hands-on days using ink, rice paper, paint, wax, an iron (and a few other tricks) to create wonderfully imaginative animal paintings You’ll wind up with 3 or 4 more pieces mounted on gallery wrap canvas. Our theme is animals, and Robin will have a few ideas you may copy however YOU are encouraged to bring animal related images and she’ll help you find ways to give them extra character. Watercolor or acrylic paints. Use form at left to contact Robin for a minimal supply list.register_button

Fall Adult Classes

Watercolor

Watercolor for Beginners (or nearly so)with Robin Poteet
5 classes: Saturday Mornings • September 21–October 19 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $150
Painting can be explored and enjoyed at any age, so why not see if this sparks a new hobby or passion?! Watercolor
is portable, fast and expressive, and is a perfect media for travel journals or “kitchen table sized” work spaces. Our 5 weeks will be filled with demos, discussions and hand-on exercises in a fun and relaxed environment with everyone working at their own pace. Robin is a seasoned instructor and will give you an excellent foundation for your creative journey! Use form at left to contact Robin for suggested materials or to purchase a beginners kit.register_button

Continuing Watercolorwith Robin Poteet
8 classes: Wednesday Mornings • September 11–October 30 • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $230 • Also offered Wednesday Afternoons same dates • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $230
This class is designed for those with general watercolor experience and beyond and is filled with “how to’s” that will help you take your paintings to the next level. Through group exercises and demos, you’ll learn practical tips and techniques on color mixing, brushwork and ways to master the nuances of this wonderful media. We combine that with lively discussions on everything from composition to deciding when a painting is truly finished. For these 8 weeks, drawing and shape-finding will also be part of our focus. Robin’s classes are relaxed and informal but the results are impressive. Use form at left to contact Robin with questions.register_button