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:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Watercolor Classes for Veterans 2014, Mayville NY

Come out and paint!

Once again, Veterans and their family members are invited to
Watercolor Painting Class 
Mayville VFW Post 8647
10 Memorial Drive
Mayville, NY 14757
Tuesdays from 1 until 4 pm beginning May 20 throughout the summer!

Dates of classes:
May 20
May 27
June 10
June 17
June 24 and all Tuesdays July through October unless otherwise announced.
No charge for instruction.  Registration fee is $5 at the door for a veteran or $15 for a vet's family member.
Materials provided.
Questions?  Email instructor Susan Giannantonio  HERE
Subscribe on her homepage (left column) to receive email pics of Susan's paintings as they come off the easel:

Mayville, NY Summer Studio Classes!

Book a spot to study this summer in Susan's Mayville, NY Painting Studio
Great lessons are planned for summer 2014 inspired by the work of John Singer Sargent! Study watercolor and watermedia on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer.  Book early--space is limited! Attend whichever nights you are available.

1 session $30, 4 sessions $100

Bring 1 new student and your 4-session tuition will be $80 (only $20/week!) no matter how many sessions your guest attends.  Offer may be repeated throughout the summer.  Bring a new student, get a reduced tuition.

Your payment will secure your space in class.  Because of limited space all sessions must be paid in advance through Paypal or by check.  See below.

Step 1: Sign up for the sessions you prefer: 

Step 2: Pay in advance of class by check or Paypal (secure)  for the number of sessions you booked:

Checks: Susan Giannantonio
PO Box 23
Mayville, NY 14757

Choose number of sessions:

Choose number of sessions

Questions?  Email Susan Here

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Immerse Yourself in 4 Weeks of John Singer Sargent

Immerse yourself in 4 Weeks of John Singer Sargent

Post Impressionism Painting Class

Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2014

Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama
Houston, TX  77006
713 942-9966
Susan Giannantonio,
$150/ 4 week sesssion.  $140 if you register at least 2 weeks prior to classes!
Register here, top of page:

Special Feature!  Class #1 of 4 will be held at the Sargent Exhibition at the MFA,H!

March 18 class will meet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where, together as a class, we will enjoy the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors.   You will receive further info about this first class by email after you sign up.  Admission ticket to this incredible exhibition may be obtained at museum entrances or online.  Read all about the exhibition here:

Be inspired by the stunning work of Sargent as we meet for classes #2-4 at WAS-H and investigate his methods and look closely at his style.  We will try our hand at painting parts of his many subjects and eventually attempt to put some of his brilliant methods to work on our own favorite painting subjects.

Exhibition catalog is available at the MFA,H bookstore and is not required but strongly recommended as a textbook for this class.

Join us!