Discover the joys and expressiveness of watercolor! Treat yourself to this one day workshop and learn the basic skills of painting with watercolor. In addition to technique demonstrations, Donna will lead simple exercises and provide one-on-one instruction throughout the day. You will gain an understanding of how watercolor paints respond and you will even leave with a completed painting. We will paint indoors and possibly spend some time painting outside in the native plant garden (weather permitting). This class is designed for beginners but even if you have some experience you will learn tools and techniques that will give you more confidence to continue painting on your own. This will be a fun and informative workshop for students age 13 to adult.
Donna DeLaBriandais is a third generation native of Sonoma County, California. She studied painting at the Academy of Art University and graduated from the University of San Francisco. She later spent a summer at La Romita in Italy painting “en Plein air.” Donna is an Impressionist painter in oils and watercolor. She earned Signature Membership in the American Impressionist Society in 2007 and is an Associate Member in the California Art Club. Donna teaches art classes through the Santa Rosa Junior College, National parks and various Bay Area art centers. “My favorite subjects are landscapes painted in the late afternoon when the sunlight is warm and the shadows are long.” www.donnasfineart.com