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Date:  Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 10 am - 3 pm 
Description: Winter is a great time to paint, and you can find inspiration all around you!  Learn how to make beautiful wet-in-wet washes that depict drifting snow.  Also, discover how to paint snow falling, and snowy trees.  You will learn several methods for saving and adding whites to a painting.  Along with this, you will sharpen your skills in planning a painting.  Peg will offer critiques, color worksheets, and one-on-one help.  Most students will leave with two small finished paintings.  A materials list can be found on the registration form (see below).   This class is open to beginners through advanced level painters.   Please bring photos of winter landscapes.  
Location:  Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 122 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980, or  Phone is (540) 949-7662
Cost: $80
Register:  Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and mail it to me, with a check for $80, by January 

Time: 10 to 3:00, with 45 minute lunch break
Level: Beginner to advanced
Cost: $80, due by September 11.  Make check payable to Peg Sheridan.  Mail check and form below to me at: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.  Contact me if you need to make other arrangements for payment. 

Materials List (call me if you have questions):

  • A medium to large sized palette (or a butcher tray or white plate, etc).

  • Paints: I suggest you bring the following: Ultramarine or cobalt blue; Prussian or Thalo or Antwerp blue, any green, any brown; alizarin crimson or any rose color; any yellow; and either Paynes Gray or Indigo.  If you have white gouache or acrylic, bring that also (or use mine).  Also bring any other colors you love. 

  • A large (quart or so) water container. A large yogurt or mayonnaise container works well. 

  • Brushes: a small and a large round brush, a 1"  flat brush, a rigger and a scrubber

  • A pencil, eraser, and something to take notes on (or a sketchbook)

  • A razor blade or Exacto knife

  • Paper towels

  • A small amount of table salt

  • Professional watercolor paper.  I recommend Arches 140 or 300 lb. cold press paper.  Do not bring Strathmore or Cotman paper.  Cut or tear several (about 8) pieces to about 8X10 or 9X11 size. 

  • A board to place your paper on.  It could be a piece of foam core, wood, etc. It should be slightly larger than your paper.  Also bring a small piece of wood or something to prop up the top of your board about an inch.  Or you could bring a table easel.

  • Reference materials to inspire you; photos or sketches of winter scenes 

Registration for "Capturing the Subtle Beauty of Winter in Watercolor", Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at SVAC
Please send this form and a check for $80 to me by January 9. (right click to highlight and copy, or email information to Peg).

Phone: _______________________________________________
Any concerns or special needs you have: _______________________________________________________

Please cut this portion and mail to: Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.  Thank you!

Monoprinting Class with Piper Groves


January 9 10am-1pm


January 12 10am-1pm

$55 per person, per session. If you take both sessions, the cost will be $100.

We will be using the Conrad Mixed Media Press at SVAC to create prints using the magic of monoprints. We will be using water based inks and acrylic plates to create prints from paintings. A variety of methods will be demonstrated and you may work at your own pace. Many materials will be provided including ink, plates, brayers, and collage materials. You are welcome to bring additional brushes, flat textural materials, and dried plant materials. Some paper will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring additional Bristol paper as well. Any size up to 16x12 will work.

We will also be working with geli plates to create prints with no press needed!

Contact Piper at to sign up!

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