WATERCOLORS – When Less Is Plenty_ Anna George _ Friday _  1 –  4pm _ May 17 – July 5 _  Studio 2

WATERCOLORS – When Less Is Plenty

Friday afternoons   1 –  4pm

May 17 – July 5

8 weeks

Studio 2


Max spaces 16


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If you’ve ever thought to try watercolors or pick up where you left off, and wish for personal attention as you paint, this class for you. At the outset we will pursue an understanding of materials and tools in order to develop strokes and washes. Using simple shapes and techniques to learn how the brush loads and carries water and pigments, we’ll be feeling the difference of “less is more” and “less is enough”. Students will be able to complete a number of studies and paintings in this eight-week series.


Years ago I did a thesis on watercolor. I then I traveled for a year outside the US. The images I brought home were watercolor only, no camera at all. This was my medium for decades. Recently my watercolor work has been on silk as well as cold-pressed Arches paper. I may include a silk demo to introduce the silk superflow if students have an interest.


Yes, watercolor painting can be simple, fun, and elegant. If you are a resident of Rossmoor  join the RAA for $10, then register for the class. Non-residents register as Guests, please call me for extra details (925) 783 9000. Quality ingredients make all the difference. Please opt for Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton Pro, Schminke, M Graham. One can start with a handful of select pigments and brushes, plus Arches cold-pressed papers. Welcome aboard–see you as the warm days and bright skies help us kick it up a notch. !

Anna George, Instructor

Anna studied fine art in two east coast colleges and universities and has exhibited since. After founding a gallery in San Francisco, and garnering awards, she opened a big, bright studio on the Berkeley, Oakland border which housed a showroom of her multi-styled work. A decade later she moved a bit east where she has offered classes year-round for over eleven years at two venues. "I love witnessing our kinship as well as the growth and diversity of work emerging in the class," she says. "Each student moves in the direction they choose." In 2013 Anna launched and began hosting the RAA evening Soirées des Artistes which honors one artist in the community each event. Her current work involves oils and acrylics, canvas, linen, silk and mixed media. Call George at 925 783 9000. See annageorgeartist.com; for unrepeatable painted silkwear, annageorgeonline.com. In Anna's words, "In art there is heart."