Creating Fearlessly in Watermedia #1
Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

This fun and fearless watercolor class is for intermediate level artists who want to branch beyond realism into more abstract expression, or who are bored, struggling or frustrated and want to do something about it.

Diane begins by building self-awareness around connections between your personality and your art, the root fears that keep you stuck in old patterns and how to overcome them. She will demonstrate experimental water media techniques and allow students to play with design, texture and abstract expression to stimulate their creativity. Each day will include individual instruction as well group discussion time for critiquing your own work. You will learn how to recognize what your art needs and leave with new tools to take things to the next level.

Part self-discovery; part self-expression, our goal is to bring joy and fearlessness back into your art, so you may grow and develop in your own unique style.

5 weeks – Monday, 9:30 AM – Noon
January 8 – February 5, 2018
February 12 – March 19, 2018
March 26 – April 23, 2018
Fee: $88 VAC Members / $110 Nonmembers

4 weeks – Monday, 9:30 am – Noon
April 30 – May 21, 2018
Fee: $70 VAC Members / $88 Nonmembers

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Creating Fearlessly in Watermedia #2
Venice Art Center, Venice FL

For students who have already participated in Creating Fearlessly in Watermedia and want to continue to develop and grow as abstract artists. More individual instruction along with daily critiques. Ideal for self-starters who want to learn how to better analyze their work, resolve issues and improve their paintings.

5 weeks – Thursday, 9:30 am – Noon
January 25 – March 8, 2018 (no class 2/15 and 3/1)
March 15 – April 12, 2018
April 19 – May 17, 2018
Fee: $88 VAC Members / $110 Nonmembers

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Design Principles For Better Paintings
Venice Art Center, Venice FL

Many artists begin their creative journey by learning painting techniques without deviling and understanding of good design. This class focuses on design, flow and focal points using color, value, intensity and shape. Students will leave with a better understanding of how to develop paintings like a professional.

3 weeks – Monday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
January 8 – 22, 2018
February 26 – March 12, 2018
April 9 – 23, 2018
Fee: $53 VAC Members / $66 Nonmembers

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Here’s what others have to say about Diane’s classes and workshops:

“Thanks, Diane, for creating an environment where we could set our fears aside and experiment with bold color, wet-into-wet, adventurous textures, and negative painting techniques. I saw your passion for the organic shapes, colors, and textures in nature in your demos as well as in the work you shared. This experience gives me confidence to take more risks in my own work.”   Kim F.

“I loved Diane’s Creating Fearlessly workshop!  It stretched me and has given me a lot of food for thought and growth in my artwork.  Diane is a patient, creative and entertaining instructor.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a class with her!”  Susan K

“Awesome workshop! I appreciated your willingness to guide us without dictatorship! We were free to experiment using your techniques… Thank you so much!”   Denise M.