Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Studios of Cocoa Beach - Fall Watercolor Classes

Studios of Cocoa Beach  Fall Watercolor Classes
Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, the Studios of Cocoa Beach offers a watercolor class for you.  Offered by several of our outstanding artists, at different times, you are sure to find a class that will speed you on your way to becoming a better painter.Classes   will be held at The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa

The Studios is a non-profit gallery featuring 25 plus local artists who present painting, graphics, watercolor, photography, jewelry, pottery, fibers, basketry, sculpture and more.  It is the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques . The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30am-3:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. For more information on exhibits, artists, and the fullworkshop schedule, visit the website: or call 321-613-3480

·         Essentials of Watercolor, Beginning and Intermediate with Ed Carlson
Saturday September 16,  9 am to 1 pm at Studios of Cocoa Beach
Getting Started in Watercolors with Ed Carlson is four hour workshop offering the essential basics in watercolor painting. The objectives of the workshop are to acquaint the student with easy methods to paint bright and fresh watercolors with a limited palette, We will cover color theory, composition, and dimensional effects, andhow to make economical decisions when purchasing supplies. .  A sketch will be provided. Students are invited to bring their own supplies.  However, Ed will provide paint, paper, tissues, and watercups. By the end of the class, we will have completed the painting "In the Swamp".  Cost is $50 which includes basic supplies.  Call Ed to register at or call 321-777-3400

·         Open Studio in Watercolors with Bobbi Q. Brown
Every Monday from 1 to 4 pm, September 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2,9,16,23,30, Nov. 6
Come work with a group of artists for mutual support, sharing ideas and suggestions. Led by Bobbi Q. Brown, this open studio is an opportunity to work on your own projects in a creative setting with expert advice. Bring your artwork and supplies and be ready to grow by leaps and bounds.   Cost is $20 per session.  Register with Bobbi at or call/text 321-536-7773. Space is limited.

·         Wonders Of Watercolor with Bobbi Q. Brown at Studios of Cocoa Beach
Every Thursday 9:30 to 12:30 pm. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
Bobbi will inspire you to create looser, bolder paintings. You'll learn new techniques to add that "WOW" factor to your work. We'll also delve into realistic abstract and abstract painting. Some watercolor experience is necessary. There will be a break over the holidays and we will resume January 3, 2018. The cost is $25 per session.. Bring your own supplies, projects, ideas and willingness to learn something new and different. For details, supply list and to register contact Bobbi at or call / text 321-536-7773. 

·         Flowers: Finding the Light.  A Watercolor Class with Dorothy Koliba
Weekend Class, October 21 & 22 from 10 am to 2:30 pm
Dorothy will teach “How to find your light source even if there is none”, glazing techniques, values and color”. She will supply a copy of the floral she will teach for you to copy or you may bring your own photo and use her technique. The floral will be on a 1/4 sheet of 140# Arches Watercolor Paper and taped to backing. You will need all your own watercolor supplies and have some knowledge of watercolor painting. No absolute beginners.  Cost is $80 for this two day class. Supply list at sign up. Contact Dorothy for detail, the supply list and registration at or call/ 321-327-8490.  You can view Dorothy’s work at

Touch Painting with Deborah Mores: A calming Art Experience to Draw on Your Inner Artist
Saturday, October 7, 2017  11 am to 2 pm
This class explores what can came through us from our own heart.   Working with safe, water based paint we will roll several colors onto a flat surface, cover it with tissue paper, then using only our fingers and hands we will transfer feelings and movement from deep inside of ourselves. Successive pieces of tissue are laid down on the paint-covered board and your hands never touch the paint unless you want to.  We can even close our eyes and allow the process to flow.  After creating a number of pieces we will discuss what people are feeling. With the remaining the time I will demonstrate how the tissue art can be mounted and augmented with crayons, ink, colored pencils, glitter, etc.
This  process is for everyone with or without any experience and is very calming and meditative. Students bring  a small mix of your favorite colored pencils, crayons, markers and other art supplies and a piece of 16" x 22 " foamboard, mat board or some other firm support to mount your chosen tissue art. The instructor will also be bringing materials for use by all.  Cost $ 45. Contact Deborah for more info and to sign up  at  or call 908-507-7167
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