Sunday, December 20, 2015

Enroll Now for Susan Giannantonio's 2016 Botanical Classes


Botanical Class

Coming Up:

Watercolor Art Society-Houston
Monday and Tuesday. April 11 & 12 
9:30-3:30, $100 for 2 day workshop
Register Here

If you haven't tried this type of painting, you are missing out on lots of fun.  It is more like play time.  Are you looking for new, fresh ways to depict the beauty of landscapes and gardens?  Try these fresh and loosely rendered techniques that almost paint themselves!  Subscribe now!

A rather unusual supply list is below, or email Susan: LuchoLiz@gmail.com.



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)


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Katy, TX 3 Week "Sketchbook Habit" Class through December 2015

Set a Sketchbook Habit!


Susan Giannantonio's Katy, TX Studio 
Space is limited!  Sign up here:
Monday afternoons, December 7, 14 and 28, 2015

Why explore sketchbook methods and materials?

If you want to be a committed artist, it is important to keep your hand busy in your craft!  "Time in the saddle" is the only sure-fire way to improve your skills.

Whether you are planning to take a trip,  a museum jaunt or a week-long vacation, a sketchbook is a way to make a special connection with your experiences.  Equally importantly, it becomes a treasured memory trove where your journeys' special moments are captured. 

Truth is, on your day-to-day jaunts or even around your home and garden, a sketchbook "habit" is a simple way to make significant improvements in your drawing and sketching skills, a place to record artistic goals, to make thumbnails and painting plans, write notes from art lectures and demos.  The list goes on! 

Join us Monday afternoons in December.  See and try examples of papers and mediums (pens, pencils, paints, etc.) that work best for sketching.  Look at some fascinating examples of how other artists have used sketchbooking to improve their artistic skills.  

Make new habits to create lasting memories. Bring your ideas to share! All levels.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sketchbook Travels One-Day Workshop


Susan Giannantonio, www.susangiannantonio.com 
Sunday January 17, 1:00-4:00 pm, $40
Watercolor Art Society-Houston
1601 West Alabama
713 942-9966
Registration will soon be available so check back here or go to www.watercolorhouston.org.

Why explore sketchbook methods and materials?

If you want to be a committed artist, it is important to keep your hand busy in your craft!  "Time in the saddle" is the only sure-fire way to improve your skills.

Whether you are planning to take a trip,  a museum jaunt or a week-long vacation, a sketchbook is a way to make a special connection with your experiences.  Equally importantly, it becomes a treasured memory trove where your journeys' special moments are captured. 

Truth is, on your day-to-day jaunts or even around your home and garden, a sketchbook "habit" is a simple way to make significant improvements in your drawing and sketching skills, a place to record artistic goals, to make thumbnails and painting plans, write notes from art lectures and demos.  The list goes on! 

Join us Sunday, January 17.  See and try examples of papers and mediums (pens, pencils, paints, etc.) that work best for sketching.  Look at some fascinating examples of how other artists have used sketchbooking to improve their artistic skills.  

Make new habits to create lasting memories. Bring your ideas to share! All levels.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Impressionism via the Masters Workshop

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 www.watercolorhouston.org.


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!
www.susangiannantonio.com
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: LuchoLiz@gmail.com.



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:   www.susangiannantonio.com