Monday, July 27, 2015

Impressionism via the Masters Workshop

Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 W. Alabama, Houston, TX
Friday and Saturday Nov 6 & 7, 9:30-3:30; $100

Looking for a more gestural, less photo-realistic style?  John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Frank Benson and John Twachtman are a few of the wonderful American impressionist artists whose paintings and methods we’ll explore as we aim toward more loosely rendered paintings.  All levels.
Register on WAS-H website

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mayville NY Summer Classes 2015!

2 Watercolor Painting Opportunities

Mayville, NY Summer 2015

VFW Veterans Classes

Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 to 3:30 pm for Veterans and their Family Members
Registration: $5 for Veterans, $15 for family of Veterans

Studio Artists

Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 pm for Studio Classes
$30 per session, 4 for $100
Bring a new student and get 1 class free!
Register:  Click Here

Please pass this info to someone you know!
Questions?  Email Susan at This Email Address

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Trees and Botanical Techniques Workshop

Workshop artist:  Susan Giannantonio
Monday & Tuesday,  July 20 & 21, 9:30-3:30, $100.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX  77006
713 942-9966 

Looking for new, fresh ways to depict the beauty of landscapes and gardens?  Try these fun, fresh and loosely rendered techniques that almost paint themselves!  This is such fun and last time this workshop had a long waiting list so subscribe now!

A rather unusual supply list is below, or email Susan:

Supply List:
  • Leaves:  Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within 24 hours and flattened in a book. You may want to weigh down the book overnight. For best results, keep the plants flat in the book until we use them in class.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work beautifully.  Also, interesting leaf shapes are lovely even without veining.
  • Masking or painter's tape
  • Watercolor pencils (otional)
  • Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants.  May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
  • A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
  • Watercolors
  • A pad of watercolor paper.  We will do multiple paintings.
  • Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
  • Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo
  • White gouache (optional)
  • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
  • Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring 2015 Studio Classes

Monday afternoons hold secrets of watercolor magic in Susan's Katy, TX home studio.
Each Monday is a unique lesson.  We meet from 1 to 4 p.m. 
Don't miss out--
Pick your preferred weeks and treat yourself to the joy of watercolor.

Click HERE to sign up for a very limited space.
Susan's recent paintings, below, might offer a few hints of things to come.

Sign up on Susan's website to see new paintings and find out about upcoming classes:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sargent's Watercolor Techniques

Back by popular demand:

John Singer Sargent's Watercolor Methods

Studio Classes offered Monday afternoons
8 weeks, beginning January 12, 2015
1 to 4 p.m.   Class space is extremely limited.

John Singer Sargent was the most famous, well-paid portrait artist of his time.  When he had time off, he put aside the oil paints and the society portraits and headed to his favorite locations to paint some of the most beautiful watercolors ever painted.  His spirits soared when he painted with watercolors.  The watercolor techniques Sargent developed were revolutionary and they're a great deal of fun to explore.   Join us!

Don't wait--these classes fill quickly.
Questions?  Click here to email Susan.
To register, click HERE

Learn to Paint Water in the Style of the Impressionists

Watercolor Impressionism--Monet and Contemporaries

Watercolor Art Society-Houson
January 15,22, 29 and February 5 (4 weeks only)
Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m., $150.  Link to registration form is below.

Offered in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's special exhibition "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River," this 4 week class will offer an opportunity to investigate how Monet and his contemporaries so beautifully depicted the shimmering light, atmosphere and colors of water.  This class will explore tools and methods to achieve some of these special effects with watercolors!

Sign up early for this 4 week class so you won't miss the class trip to the Museum to view this inspiring exhibition.  Class #1 trip to the exhibition is an important part of our itinerary.  (MFA,H visit cost will be free for museum members or $18-23 if not a museum member.)

For more information about this class, call WAS-H at 713 942-9966 or email Susan: Susan's email.

To register for this class, follow this link: WAS-H registration form

For information about additional upcoming watercolor classes at WAS-H (winter brochure), click here

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Botanical Watercolor Classes

Monday afternoons throughout November, 2014
Starting November 3
1 to 4 p.m.
Susan's Katy, TX studio
$30 per class.  
Attend any or all 4
Space is extremely limited so book early.  (Click here to register)
(above) Mayville Autumn, 2014.  Merchandise award, 2014 Membership Show, Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Botanical Watercolor Classes feature an experimental and exciting approach developed over two summers of playing with various plant materials and watercolor.  The sense of discovery in this process never grows old.  If you love nature and are curious to see ways to put exciting texture into your artwork with minimal use of your paintbrush, this may well be the most fun you've had in a long time!

Examples of Susan's Botanical Paintings:

Mayville Fall 2014 Botanical 2: