Sunday, December 25, 2022

Winter 2023 Watercolor Mini Series Live and Interactive on Zoom

 A. Michele’s NW Studio Mini Series Live and Interactive on Zoom Starts Feb 1, 2023



2023 Winter Watercolor Mini Series - 4 watercolor classes live and interactive  online - Replays Available 


Wednesdays 6-9pm PST

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22-2023

Tuition: $160 for 4 classes on Zoom

Payable by Venmo, PayPal, check **


Format and details:

  • This is a live online group watercolor class.
  • All levels are welcome.
  • Live lessons will be recorded and available for replay.
  • Among other skills we will be focusing on brushwork, shadows and reflections 
  • Each lesson will be approximately 3 hours including a 1 hour offline assignment.
  • You will be able to see a close view of the instructor's workspace.
  • You will be able to share your work in a private online notice board with other students.
  • You will receive a supplemental email each week with a homework assignment.
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.

**Enroll now:

Please send $160 for Feb 2023 watercolor mini series (4 weekly classes)

  1. Venmo (@Michele-Cooper-49)
  2. Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/michelec12)
  3. Check to Michele Cooper


Please email me for further assistance michelec12@gmail.com





B. Intermediate Watercolor-In person 

A19.23.WI


Michele Cooper


Fridays, January 27 - March 17, 2023 (8 sessions)


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Kirkland Arts Center, Skylight Studio

https://www.kirklandartscenter.org


Intermediate, Ages 14 through adult

$375.00 $337.50(members)

This class is full.

Join the waitlist 



 

Free Zoom—Sketch and Paint Watercolors — December 28

 

Join us Dec. 28, 2022 at 6:30pm PST


Ready to have a fun hour with other creatives painting watercolor? We had a great time last month so let’s do it again! Live online and interactive. Free.


Join me as the days get a little bit longer this Wednesday, Dec 28 at 6:30pm PST

Paint along, ask questions about watercolor materials, methods, etc. Get some unique tips and hacks from experienced artists.


Message me on my Instagram/Facebook or email me (michelec12@gmail.com) with YOUR NAME AND EMAIL to get free access to our live interactive watercolor tutorial on Zoom.

You may leave the comment, “Sketch and paint, yes!” if I already have your email address and I will send you the details and links.


What’s your favorite water soluble pen/ink?


What’s next?

After I get your name and email address, I will send you the Zoom link for Wednesday, 6:30pm PST


You will need:

A stable Wi-Fi connection 

A laptop with webcam, tablet or smart phone

Optional: AirPods, headset


About 5 minutes early on Wednesday, you may join the free Zoom meeting. I will let you in from the waiting room. Make sure your video is on and your audio is off until you want to speak. Smile and wave to greet your art friends. Text where you’re from in the Chat.

For approximately the next hour:

  1. Enjoy the demonstration by Michele
  2. Paint along (have paper, paint, brushes and water ready)
  3. Ask questions about watercolor
  4. Try using a water brush. Pentel Japan Aquash Water-Brush set of 3 types   https://a.co/d/5NhBF0d
If you want to paint along you will need:
Two pieces of paper, one mixed media and one 140# CP watercolor 
Water soluble  Ink—either a fountain pen, dip pen, or office type pen
Watercolor paints and brushes (see #4 above)

Just use what you already have. Here are some options. 

My Instagram 

My Facebook page 

Can’t wait to see you Wednesday!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Snow Day Watercolor - November 30

 


Join us Nov. 30, 2022 at 6:30pm PT

Ready to have a fun hour with other creatives painting watercolor? Live online and interactive. Free.

Join me on what is predicted to be a rare PNW snow day this Wednesday, Nov 30 at 6:30pm PT

Paint along, ask questions about watercolor materials, methods, etc. Get some unique tips and hacks from experienced artists.


Comment or email me (michelec12@gmail.com) with YOUR NAME AND EMAIL to get free access to our live interactive watercolor tutorial on Zoom.

You may leave the comment, “Snow day, yes!” if I already have your email address and I will send you the details and links.


What’s next?

After I get your name and email address, I will send you the Zoom link for Wednesday, 6:30pm PT


You will need:

A stable Wi-Fi connection 

A laptop with webcam, tablet or smart phone

Optional: AirPods, headset


About 5 minutes early on Wednesday, you may join the free Zoom meeting. I will let you in from the waiting room. Make sure your video is on and your audio is off until you want to speak. Smile and wave to greet your art friends. Text where you’re from in the Chat.

For approximately the next hour:

  1. Enjoy the demonstration by Michele
  2. Paint along (have paper, paint, brushes and water ready)
  3. Ask questions about watercolor
  4. Give us your live snow report

Can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!

Monday, September 5, 2022

New Fall Watercolor Classes, 2022

How has your summer painting experience been this year? Are you ready to take your watercolor skills to the next level? Get your creative energy going with an appointment to paint with Michele Cooper at Kirkland Arts Center.

The Skylight Room promises to resound with welcoming expressions and extra creative energy on Friday mornings this Fall. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, with *health protocols in place, we will meet in person for 8 weeks of stimulating watercolor classes. We can’t wait to see you!


“Connection” - Original watercolor by Michele Cooper

Currently on display at Kirkland Arts Center
Exhibition:”Figure of Speech”


Intermediate Watercolor

A19.22.FA

Michele Cooper

Fridays, September 23 - November 11, 2022 (8 sessions)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Skylight Studio

Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 14+

*COVID Protocols: Masks are currently required in the Peter Kirk Building for all individuals over age 5. Please only enter the building while healthy; click here for a detailed health screening. In compliance with King County guidance, Kirkland Arts Center currently requires proof of vaccination for onsite teaching artists, staff, and students over age 12. In lieu of proof of vaccination, individuals over age 12 may provide a negative test administered by a provider within 72 hours of each class date. Please email health@kirklandartscenter.org with any questions, concerns, or disability accommodations. KAC is committed to equitable and inclusive policies.

Please find me on YouTube and my other social media https://www.linktr.ee/michelecooperart 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

30 Paintings in 30 Days-Done!

 I did it! With the support of #30x30Direct Watercolor I was able to accomplish my goal of painting daily for the month of June this year. Here are the results:







Tuesday, May 31, 2022

June, 2022, My Direct Watercolor Project, Day Zero

👋😎 Hello!

So school’s out and summer vacation has begun! This is true especially for me. For the past few years I have been teaching watercolor continuously through fall, winter and spring quarters with a few workshops sprinkled in during the summer. I have even held 8 week classes on Zoom for both summers during the Pandemic so far. 

Day Zero

It’s time I took a break. I need to recharge my creative energy and work on some paintings that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

What better way to jump start my journey than the annual 30x30 Direct Watercolor Challenge hosted by Uma Kelkar and Marc Taro Holmes. We’re starting on June 1, 2022, with the intention to paint a watercolor a day without any preliminary pencil drawing and post on the 30x30DirectWatercolor Facebook group. Here’s more information about this free challenge open to anyone. https://www.umakelkar.com/2022/04/30x30directwatercolor-2022/


Looks like we’re going to have a bumper crop of roses on the studio wall this year.

My goal is to show up and paint. It will be just me in my studio creating what I personally feel like doing. One of my goals is to work on balancing my compositions with more dark values. We’ll see what other skills I can develop to the next level as well.

I’ll be posting each day in June on my Instagram and Facebook page as well as the official Direct Watercolor Facebook group.

My Facebook Art Page
My Instagram Feed

https://www.instagram.com/michelecooperart/







Friday, February 18, 2022

Springing back into the classroom for April watercolor!

We’re Back!

The Skylight Room promises to resound with welcoming expressions and extra creative energy on Friday mornings this Spring. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, with *health protocols in place, we will finally meet in person for 8 weeks of stimulating watercolor classes. We can’t wait to see you!


Michele Cooper
Friday | $335
4/8/22 – 5/27/22
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Skylight Studio

Register Here>

*COVID Protocols: Masks are currently required in the Peter Kirk Building for all individuals over age 5. Please only enter the building while healthy; click here for a detailed health screening. In compliance with King County guidance, Kirkland Arts Center currently requires proof of vaccination for onsite teaching artists, staff, and students over age 12. In lieu of proof of vaccination, individuals over age 12 may provide a negative test administered by a provider within 72 hours of each class date. Please email health@kirklandartscenter.org with any questions, concerns, or disability accommodations. KAC is committed to equitable and inclusive policies.

Follow me on my other social media links.   https://linktr.ee/michelecooperart 




Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fall/Winter Watercolor Mini Series 2021/22

 Fall/Winter Watercolor Classes 2021/22


January, 2022

Michele Cooper
Friday | $335
1/28/22 – 3/18/22
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Register Here >



Let’s get together for some watercolor fun!
Update: This series has finished. 


Quick 5 minute demo of November landscape and sky with no preliminary drawing.

Want to learn how to paint skies in watercolor? Sunsets, puffy white cumulus, streaky grey skies-That’s the focus of our first class in a series of four coming up this Wednesday November 17 on Zoom. Live interactive watercolor fun no matter where you are!

All levels of experience welcome. Join us! See A. Below to register.
Wednesday November 17 on Zoom
Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hosted a free live online informal meeting with a brief watercolor demonstration on 
Wednesday, November 3 at 6 pm PDT.  Wherever you are, join me for this Q&A session about the upcoming winter mini series of workshops. Paint along or just watch a free live demo of watercolor line and wash pumpkins. To join please email me and I will send you the link for November 3.       Email: michelec12@gmail.com




A. Michele’s NW Studio Mini Series Live and Interactive on Zoom

Fall/Winter Mini Series - 4 watercolor classes live and interactive  online - Replays Available

Wednesdays 6-9pm PDT
11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 2021
1/5, 2022

Dates are approximately two weeks apart and planned in between the seasonal holidays. 

Tuition: $160 for 4 classes on Zoom
Payable by Venmo, PayPal, check
Scan to register for the Winter Mini Series
Starts Wednesday November 17, 2021





Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fall Watercolor Classes start Sept. 24, 2021

 

Classes are all held live via Zoom.

Zoom is an easy videoconferencing program we’ve chosen in order to create the feeling of being with your instructor and classmates while you’re safe and healthy at home. 

What kind of technology do I need? I’m a little nervous!

You can use Zoom with a phone, tablet, or computer with a webcam! We promise, it’s easier than it sounds and we’re here to help.

Kirkland Arts Center


Michele Cooper
Friday | $335
9/24/21-11/12/21
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Online Live via Zoom

Register Online Here >

Contact the KAC Education Office for more information or to register  Call (425) 822-7161

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lavender Farm Workshop-Wednesday July 28

 At last!

This will be my first live and in person watercolor workshop since everything closed down because of the pandemic. I found us a perfect location for watercolor plein air while the summer weather seems consistent. There are super clean facilities, outdoor tables and chairs with lots of room to spread out and spectacular views of the lavender fields and surrounding forests, valleys and mountains. And there is a coffee stand on the premises that has lavender lemonade and ice cream!

10am-1pm - Wednesday July 28, 2021
Weather forecast looks fantastic!

Level
Workshops are designed for all levels of participants from beginners to advanced watercolor painters. Instructor will provide guidance and tips necessary to get started for beginner painters while more seasoned artists will be challenged to further their skills with a fun array of fast-paced subjects and themes. Some previous experience will be helpful but not required.

Registration 
This may be our only outdoor in person workshop for the summer. I’ve learned to be flexible as new information comes to light. We'll see. You can register for individual workshops as they are posted. 

One workshop at a time $55 

Register by emailing michelec12@gmail.com 
You can send your payment by:
  1. Venmo (@Michele-Cooper-49)
  2. Paypal (https://www.paypal.me/michelec12
  3. Check to Michele Cooper 
I know this is short notice but please join us in person if at all possible. It’s a rare opportunity. 
My fall classes at KAC are online with Zoom. No class at SVC until winter.

Cancelations
Because of the uncertainty of this time you can cancel any workshop or package at any point for a full refund. Transaction fees will be charged if applicable.