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Better Watercolor Paintings with a Limited Palette

With Peg Sheridan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017: 10am-3pm @ SVAC

 Register: Mail registration form and $80 by August 17 to:  Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401

Want to improve your watercolor paintings? This class will put you on the fast track to better paintings.  Painting with a limited palette will make your paintings more unified, improve your ability to mix any color you desire, and simplify your methods. 

We will start with the basics of color terms, theory, and mixing techniques.  We will then learn how to choose colors that work for our individual paintings, making sure they mix well and yield a wide range of mixed colors.  Peg will demonstrate how to start a painting with a limited palette, and then carry it through to a cohesive end.  You will be amazed when you see how beautiful a painting can be when it is painted with two, three, or five colors!  Most students will leave the workshop with at least one completed painting!  This class includes a colored worksheet to take home, demonstrations, and individual help.  A materials list will be available.  Please bring references, such as photos, a sketchbook, drawings, thumbnails, etc.  Subject matter is your choice. 

Peg Sheridan is known for her encouraging, “no fears” method of teaching watercolor painting.  She has been teaching for 18 years, and painting for 38 years.  She is a faculty member at Beverley Street Studio Schools, and also teaches at Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg.  She spends many of her weekends teaching workshops throughout Virginia or painting en plein air.  She has won several awards for her paintings, and is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society.  See her work at


Right click on the form below, print it and mail it to Peg to sign up! 

Karen Rosasco's Critique Sessions! 

Taking the summer off, will resume sessions in September:

September 14, October 12 and November 9th. Sessions begin at 1pm in SVAC Gallery

CCV Critique ( Composition, Color and Value)

Ever wonder what your art needs to be finished, be successful, to win awards or appeal to buyers? Join the Shenandoah Valley Art Center's new monthly critique class led by nationally recognized instructor Karen Rosasco. Starting January 12th from 1-3 PM or longer if needed, the critique will broaden your horizons, fine tune your design skills and help you to create a masterpiece every time. Bring one or two finished pieces or works in progress along with a sketchbook ( approximately 9 x 12 inches) pencil, eraser, and Sharpie pen. Cost $20 per session payable when you attend. Call SVAC to register or just show up at the art center in Waynesboro at the designated time.

After critiquing all the participant's work, Karen will lead a short design exercise which will strengthen your knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design with a focus on composition, color choices and value patterns. Karen has taught art to children and adults for over 50 years including 31 years in public schools including preparing high school art students portfolios for college acceptance, leading art trips and workshops on 6 continents plus teaching week long mixed-media and design workshops across the US and Canada. In 2007 Karen's entry in the American Watercolor Society's annual international show received the second place silver medal award. Her work is in many corporate collections including General Electric.

Tai Chi in the Art Gallery! 

Every Tuesday morning from 9am-10am in our Invitational Gallery, come discover the graceful art that is tai chi.  Gentle movements from time long ago, combined with breath, help to open the energy passages throughout the body, leading to overall improvement in body, mind, and spirit.  Each week we will add on to what we've learned in previous classes, and practice until participants are confident in their practice.

No special clothes needed. Comfortable clothing and athletic/flat shoes suggested.  

Instructor: Linda Revis, $10 per class, cash or check only.  All are welcome! 

Everything Linda teaches can be adapted for persons in a wheelchair or sitting in a folding chair.

Clay Classes at Make Waynesboro! 

Jake Johnson and his wife Katie have recently opened Make Waynesboro- a fully equipped clay studio right in Waynesboro. They are offering wheel and hand-building classes as well as open studio space for experienced clay artists. 

Next session of classes beginning in June!! 

Check them out here.