Linda Wilmes Watercolor Classes

2010 Art Classes
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor – www.lindawilmesart.com

Classes will be offered in 6 week sessions, beginning Feb. 1 – March 8th, and March 22 – April 26th , Mondays, cost $120.00 per session, payable upon registration.  Registration deadline one week prior to first class.  A supply list will be sent to you at that time.  Class Size is limited, please call early at 636 639 0020 or email worldwings26@aol.com.  Minimum of 5 students for a class to proceed.  Class will be held at Wilmes Fine Art Studio, 1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, Mo 63385.

Feb. 1st – March 8th.
Mondays 9 – 12 a.m., Beginning to intermediate watercolor.  The handling of watercolor along with specific techniques of application will be emphasized.  Each class will contain information regarding good design elements, value studies, and color theory.
Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m.  Acrylic painting.  Learn the versatility of this wonderful water based medium.  This class will include canvas painting as well as applications to watercolor paper.  Also included will be emphasis on originality and choosing a good composition, as well as discussions of value and color.
Mondays 6 – 9 p.m.  Beginning to intermediate watercolor.  The handling of watercolor along with specific techniques of application will be emphasized.  Each class will contain information regarding good design elements, value studies and color theory.

March 22nd- April 26th.

Mondays, 9 – 12 p.m.  Intermediate Watercolor.  This class will include demonstrations by the instructor to show the techniques of application to obtain maximum results.   Students will be encouraged to take watercolor and their imagination to the limit.  This will be a fun and valuable class, which will greatly improve your watercolors.
Mondays, 1 – 4 p.mDrawing Basics.  Learn to accurately draw any subject using the sighting method.  Students will use pencil, charcoal, marker, and conte crayon.  Topics included will be in depth value, composition, design and how to obtain professional results with all of the tools, as well as how to protect and care for the finished work.
Monday, 6 – 9 p.m.   Intermediate Watercolor.  This class will include demonstrations by the instructor to show the techniques of application to obtain maximum results.   Students will be encouraged to take watercolor and their imagination to the limit.  This will be a fun and valuable class, which will greatly improve your watercolors

The Business of Art Workshop – GSLAA

Happy New Year to all!

Several of our members are also members of Greater St. Louis Art Association and recommend this workshop for your consideration.

 A One-Day Workshop Devoted to The Business of Art

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to show your work in galleries? Have you felt frustrated because you are unsure how to approach galleries for representation? Do you know what you need to do to prepare your portfolio, and yourself to make an effective approach?

“Starving to Successful Workshop” will answer these questions and many more as you prepare to increase your presence in the art market. The workshop will be presented by J. Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and author of the book “Starving to Successful.” Jason will give you pragmatic advice and concrete, actionable steps you can begin implementing immediately to become more successful in selling your art and marketing your work to galleries.

As a gallery owner Jason Horejs will help you gain insight into what a gallery owner is thinking as he or she reviews your portfolio. You will learn why the most common approaches artists make to galleries are largely ineffective. Learn what most artists fail to do in preparing their work for sale.

The Greater St. Louis Art Association, in conjunction with Paint St. Louis, will be hosting this all day workshop.

When: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with breaks for snacks and lunch.

Where: Drury Inn & Suites Near Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Avenue (Hampton & I-44)
ST. Louis, Missouri 63139
314 646-0770  (1-800-325-0720)

Space is Limited.  Register Now! 

For complete information click here.

Maggie McCarthy Classes and Workshop

Maggie McCarthy offers just a few watercolor classes a year. Her winter session will be Wednesdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10, 9:30 -12, in her home studio in St. Charles (about 3 minutes from the 5th St. Exit in St. Charles, off Highway 70. The fee is $110, $15 holds your spot with the balance due the first day of class. Small classes and individual attention are major goals of Maggie’s classes.

Maggie is also offering a 3 day Watercolor Workshop, “Composition to Color,” Feb. 23, 24, and 25, $210, 9:00 to 3:30 with a lunch break, also in the St. Charles area. $15 holds your spot. This will be her St. Louis workshop for the year. A July workshop is scheduled for Kansas City. After a successful workshop last year, Images Gallery in Kansas City has invited Maggie back again.

For more information or to sign up, contact Maggie 636-724-5968 or mccarthyart@att.net. See Maggie’s work at www.maggiemccarthy.com

Christmas Party at CJ Muggs

A big thank you to Nancy Muschany for these great pics of our Christmas Party at CJ Muggs.  It was a wonderful evening full of fun and tasty food.  54 people were able to attend since the weather cooperated!  The ATC’s, art trading cards, were a big hit.  We plan to continue the activity at our membership meetings, so work on some 2.5″ x 3.5″ works of art to trade with your fellow artists. 

Shirley Nachtrieb Spring Class Schedule

2010 Workshops with Shirley Nachtrieb
St. Peters Community and Arts Center
1035 St. Peters Howell Road
St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-397-6903


January 18 & 19, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm $110.  

A Collage Workshop using a variety of painted and found papers, colored tissue, and rice papers, etc.  This is the Motherboard of design possibilities.  “Things that fly” will be the theme. Design and composition will be covered. Magic windows will help you find the perfect composition to enlarge smaller pieces into bigger paintings.

February 16 & 17, (Tuesday & Wednesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110. 
Pastel Still Life Workshop with Pottery. Students will work from a still life of pottery as well as a photo creating a painting in pastels. A variety of pastel sticks and pencils may be used on neutral Canson paper.  Design and composition will be covered in this first time lesson and a good one if you have always wanted to try out that box of pastels!

March 15 & 16, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.

Collage Workshop, Embedded Objects, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso and metallic paint. We will complete a painting in two days.  You may work on canvas or watercolor paper.  Students will approach using their own choice of unique collage materials like doilies, skeletal leaves, buttons, etc.

April 19 & 20, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Watercolor Workshop, painting spring!  A limited palette of seven colors will be used to create a springtime theme. Subject matter will to be determined.  You may work from photo references or from the prepared lesson.

May 17 & 18, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Collage and Design Workshop, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso. We will complete a collage in two days.  You may work from your own study or inspiration references or from the prepared lesson.

For more information: Call or email Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936, snachtrieb@charter.net

For a list of supplies, please send S.A.S.E. or email. Thank you.

****A check is required for your registration in the workshop.

**Private lessons may be booked in my home. You may call 636-947-1936 for an appointment.