| I see the studio mannequin is busy taking selfies for his Zoom profile.|
Get ready, get set,.....Paint!
In just 8 days our brand new live online watercolor classes begin! The studio is all set up. I dove into the deep end of my crash course on teaching watercolor remotely. I’ve been practicing on Zoom with my students from previous classes. I’m sure there will be some adjustments to be made during the process of using an online format but we’re doing it!
It’s so wonderful seeing those smiling faces and hearing the voices we’ve been missing. Nothing can replace the experience of being there for an actual in person watercolor class as we have been accustomed to in the past. However, there is a certain personal perspective and relaxed comaraderie one can enjoy while learning in the shoeless classroom. We can safely be up close without a mask while looking over the details in a painting.
All the features of our usual watercolor class will be there: slide references, videos, Q&A, assignments to work on in class, time to work on your own and live demonstrations to watch. There will be group and private critiques. Some days we may even venture outdoors to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. When the day’s class is over, you don’t have to pack up and get in your car because you’re already home! If you miss a session you may access a recording, or just go back to review something you want to understand better. The familiar class email with homework assignments will be sent after class as usual.
One day we will return to the Skylight Room and sit together side by side as we explore new ways to experience the world of watercolor. Meanwhile, come to class live online and indulge your creativity with a wonderful family of watercolor painting friends at Kirkland Arts Center.
Update: May 1, 2020
Online watercolor classes have been scheduled at Skagit Valley College
For more details and How to register for SVC Wednesdays please follow this link.
Mount Vernon Campus
Register by phone 360.416.7638
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
|My extremely modest ‘rows’ of tulips|
Today we are under “shelter at home” self isolation because of the Covid-19 pandemic. California has not been under this quarantine as long as we have. I have been self in self isolation since March 28! If that is what it takes to protect ourselves and others from infection, then that is what we’ll do!
Looking back at another spring season full of tulips and time spent on the deck with watercolors.
|Painting watercolor tulips in the sunshine out on the deck.|
|I divided up my Arches 140 lb. CP paper with painters’ tape and drew with a Micron waterproof pen.|
|I love the way natural light infuses the shadows with color!|
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
|I see the studio mannequin is busy taking selfies for his zoom profile.|
My interactive online watercolor classes are about to launch! We will be starting in May.
If you’re interested DM me on Instagram @ michelecooperart or leave a comment here on my blog.
Even though we are apart, we can still paint together.
See my free watercolor demonstrations on my YouTube Channel here.