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Weekly, Monthly & "Flash" Classes

In weekly & monthly studio classes, learn to strengthen your paintings with composition, color and design. Receive individual critique to develop your own style. (Beginners welcome, I will have a project for you). Bring your materials or borrow mine.

A “flash class” is a class that pops up that was added and not originally scheduled. Because of the nature of this class, it will be first sign up and pay first served!  A spontaneous addition to your art experience.

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Workshops

 

The Classic Black & White/Red Rose Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn how to paint a classic rose in black & white or red.

You will learn the steps of painting finished rose.

Materials included.

 

Painting a Rose Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Watercolor florals are one of my favorite images. The curves and color blends keeping florals luminous can be a challenge.   Come join me in painting the techniques of rose petals.  You will have a lot of individual attention.

You will need ¼ sheet of arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper stretched.

References and art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Painting an Iris Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come join me in learning the techniques of painting gorgeous Iris petals.  Create color using a limited number of paints to make variation in your floral.  You will have a lot of individual attention.

You will need ¼ sheet of arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper stretched.

References and art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Rice Paper Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn how to paint using masa rice paper.

Masa gives wonderful crinkled texture to the image, making a unique look to
watercolor.

You will learn the steps of  painting and mounting your finished work.

Enjoy experimenting with a couple
of paintings.

Masa paper and reference
photos included.

Yupo Landscape Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn how to paint landscapes on Yupo paper using watercolor techniques of lifting, glazing and misting.

Linda will demonstrate with step-by-step instruction.

Yupo paper and images provided.

Yupo Floral Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn how to paint florals on Yupo paper using watercolor techniques of lifting, glazing and misting.

Linda will demonstrate with step-by-step instruction.

Yupo paper and images provided.

All levels welcome.

Color Study Triads I Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

In this workshop you will learn to watercolor using a limited pallet of three colors and mixing luminous, glowing color without creating mud. (I have choices of 8-10 different triads).

You will work with color theory using your three color combinations to experience the power of painting with a few colors. Using a couple of triads you will work on a project to give a deeper understanding of color along with some composition.

The painting project will be taught with step-by-step demonstrations giving personal attention to each artist.

References and art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

 All levels welcome.

Color Study Triads II

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

This workshop is an extension of Color Study Triads I.

In this workshop you will continue to work  with a limited pallet of three colors, mixing luminous, glowing color. (I have choices of 8-10 different triads) We will work on a painting from start to finishing touches together step-by step.

The project subject will vary from workshop to workshop.

Limited Palette Floral
Watercolor Workshop

Come join us for a watercolor workshop focused on color, color theory & color triads  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered
You can choose from multiple combinations of triads to create harmony for your painting with rich glowing colors.
Linda will demonstrate with step-by-step instruction & individualized attention how to take your painting to the next level. We will also have instruction on finishing techniques.
All levels welcome.

 

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Experiment with pen and ink learning new textures and techniques.

This is a great workshop to prepare for sketch and travel journaling. Learn to enhance your art with clean glazes of watercolor. Linda teaches in a comfortable step-by-step approach.

Photos, references and all art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Large Petal Floral Watercolor Workshop

 Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

In this workshop you will be painting a 1/2 sheet floral using large area methods of painting and glazing for smooth luminous petals.

Learn how to avoid mud. You will need a 1/2 sheet of watercolor paper prepared or call me for assistance. (I have some boards available if you need one).

Bring all your watercolor supplies (you may use mine too!).

Photos, references and all art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Can This Painting Be Saved??  Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

What if your painting could be saved?  A full day of working on abandoned paintings, ones you are not pleased with or don’t think have possibility.  Now you can have help with corrections and changes!  Learn and discover how to fix your painting, and watch others transform theirs as well.  Bring one or a few, or start something new.

Example seen here, “Reflections by the Spoonful”.

All art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Textures Techniques Tricks Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Do you wonder how artists do a particular technique? Come learn to use a variety of techniques and tricks using watercolor.

You will practice numerous methods of watercolor including layered masking, rocks, grasses, trees etc. (20 plus examples). The sampler you make will be very useful to remind you of the techniques you will often apply in your art.

This has been a very popular workshop to get you inspired for your next painting. All art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Color Systems I

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

A must for all levels of painters to learn how to make a color system that really works for understanding and using your colors.  Bring all your watercolor paints (you can use mine too!) and sheets of 140lb Arches watercolor paper.

When you finish your color system you will be amazed at what you have learned and can put into practice in your paintings.  For those of you that have come to this class you will continue with more color mixes etc.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Color Systems II

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

This workshop is part II of Color Systems I.  Continue learning to make a color system that really works for understanding and using your colors.  Bring all your watercolor paints (you can use mine too!) and sheets of 140lb Arches watercolor paper.

When you finish your color system you will be amazed at what you have learned and can put into practice in your paintings.  For those of you that have come to this class you will continue with more color mixes etc.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

*Color Systems I is a prerequisite to attend this workshop.

Exploring Color

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Exploring color is a new workshop I developed to help you in your study and discovery of color.

Choose a range of exciting colors and learn to replicate them with your watercolor paints.

You will leave class with more depth of understanding color and samples of your discovery. The color class you have been asking for…..

Bring your paints, one full sheet of arches 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper and photos or paintings you are working on.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

Rust & Corrosion

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Join me in creating the look of rust, corrosion & texture using watercolor.

This workshop will help you with color choices and creative techniques.

Materials included.

 

Tiny Abstracts

Mixed Media Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Experiment in the world of abstracts with a big learning experience on a small surface—6”x 6” to 8”x 8”.

Learn step-by-step ways to approach abstracted work.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

Experimental Experience on Canvas–Mixed Media Workshop

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Join us for a watercolor/acrylic mixed media workshop. We work with varied art materials (choice of watercolor, acrylic or both).

Create texture, line, color and excitement in your work.  This workshop will help you expand creativity, help you learn use of new materials & open new horizons.

Take home a painting & new information.

Some art materials provided.

All levels welcome.

Thinking on the Box–Mixed Media Workshop

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Learn to use your watercolor painting skills along with mixed media, collage, pen etc. creating textures for a unique, personal design.

The finished artwork will be on a cradled wooden box (box included).

This is a creative workshop that will give you new direction as well as understanding materials and finishing.

You can bring old paintings to re-purpose if you like; if not, no worries, we will create images to use.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Does the Brush Make a Difference?

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

How is it possible to have a whole day on brushes????

Come find out! This is the workshop you have been asking and waiting for.

Learn the properties and uses of watercolor brushes. Experience how and when to use a particular brush (such as Natural vs synthetic brushes, shapes and sizes, specialty brushes) as well as techniques.

You will make a booklet of your sample strokes using different methods and kinds of brushes. This class will help you save money on buying brushes that work for you in the way you paint.

Bring your brushes to class to learn more about what you currently use. Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

“Going Green”

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

 “Going Green” is a workshop inspired to develop your eye and skills for using a variety of greens in your art. Learn to mix and use a variety of greens.

We will use premixed greens as well as greens we create. Some mixes will add warmer or cooler colors to enhance your understanding of the variety you can use to bring harmony in your work.

The painting will concentrate on the use of luminous greens in the blades of grasses. Photo reference included or you may bring your own.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Absorbent Ground

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn to paint watercolor on a new surface. Supplies including absorbent ground, image and board provided.

The absorbent ground allows the surface to dry to a paper-like surface.

There are different products on the market, I will show how they vary. This surface will work similar to Aquabord, it’s easy to lift and adjust painting areas. Also if applied on a board or other surfaces, you may not need to frame your art.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Aquabord

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come learn why you want to paint on Aquabord as one of the surfaces for watercolor paintings. This surface allows for easy corrections and specials effects and no glass for framing needed.

Linda will share techniques, explain and demonstrate the adjustments and the differences from paper to this new surface.

Linda has won several awards for her paintings, many of which were done on the Aquabord surface. Her Aquabord paintings are in homes, galleries and businesses.

Fees includes either an 8×10 or 11×14 Aquabord and supplies available for use in class (photo image provided).

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Melons & Berries

Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come paint melons and berries.

Learn techniques for luminous highlights on fruit with a textured wall background.

Photo reference included. Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Water-soluble Pen with Watercolor Workshop

Water-soluble Pen with Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

We will paint with watercolor and a water-soluble pen to make a look that is unique and works well for journaling.

You will receive a photo to use and learn the painting and pen methods step-by-step. If you have taken the Pen with Watercolor Workshop before, this will be a new adventure.

Please bring a quarter sheet of
watercolor paper stretched to work on. If you need paper ready to work on please contact me.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Enamel Torch Fired Jewelry Workshop

Coming Soon…!

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Terrific Tulips Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come enjoy a day painting a tulip! 

This is generally an annual workshop.

Each year, just like the Fall Leaves Workshop, we change the focus, image and techniques to make a new project from the year before.  Some examples are mixed media, Aquabord, etc.

Photo reference included.   Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Watercolor Fall Leaves Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come enjoy a day painting fall leaves!

The fall leaves workshop is an annual workshop that changes every year.

We have artists who have taken it most every year. Some years we paint on traditional Arches 140 cold pressed paper, Yupo or Aquabord. We may use gold leaf or nature stamping, paint it & mounting it on a wooden box and/or adding mixed media.

Watch for the next years variation! This workshop is a must for the beginning artist & an inspiration for the more seasoned painter…lots of fun.

Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

Watercolor Fall Leaves Workshop
Watercolor Fall Leaves Workshop

Painting a Christmas Poinsettia Watercolor Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Learn how to make the poinsettia glow with glazes of color without making mud. Linda will demonstrate with step-by-step instruction and guide with individualized attention.

Watercolor materials are available for use in class and you may bring your own as well.

All levels welcome

Watercolor Christmas Gifts Workshop

Generally a Friday or Saturday 9am-4pm  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come enjoy a day painting fall leaves!  The fall leaves workshop is an annual workshop that changes every year.

We have artists who have taken it most every year. Some years we paint on traditional Arches 140 cold pressed paper, Yupo or Aquabord. We may use gold leaf or nature stamping, paint it & mounting it on a wooden box and/or adding mixed media. Watch for the next years variation! This workshop is a must for the beginning artist & an inspiration for the more seasoned painter…lots of fun. Art materials will be available for use in class. You may bring your own art materials as well.

All levels welcome.

 

Retreats

3 Day Art Retreats

Retreats vary  ::  Click Here for Current Classes Offered

Come join us for a watercolor art retreat.

We will be painting and creating art from morning until evening. Special projects focus on compositions, color, color theory, color triads and finishing techniques as well as time to work on your current paintings.

Linda will demonstrate with step-by-step instruction and individualized attention how to take your painting to the next level.

Photo references will be provided or you may bring your own.

Gift Certificates

I have Gift Certificates available!

They are the Perfect gift for friends, family or even yourself.

To purchase a Gift Certificate you may send a check or call Linda with your Credit Card.

Contact Linda Here and use a Certificate to bring out the Artist Inside!

 

Private Art Lessons

 

Private Art Lessons

Private Art Lessons with Linda AmanTake advantage of one-on-one time with Linda to customize your work at your pace.  Choose what you would like to cover.

Suggestions for private art lessons & painting sessions:

  • Help with painting techniques, composition, color choices, etc.
  • Practice on specialized techniques
  • Fixing or repurposing paintings
  • Suggestions on how to set up a home studio on a budget
  • Use of supplies
  • Composition using photos
  • Creating a series
  • Finishing your work

To arrange a private session, email Linda for available dates and times.   Sessions are a minimum of 2 hours for $95.00.  3 hour sessions available at $142.00.

***Please note, private lessons fill up quickly***

Online Consulting

 

Online Consulting

Have trouble finding a good critique on your work with suggestions on how to improve your art?  We’ve got you covered.  Email Linda for more details.

Steps for consult:

  1. Email image reference
  2. Email photo of art
  3. Send phone number, as Linda calls for most consults
  4. Pay with Visa

$60.00 for two online consults with Linda

Current students receive 50% discount.

Why I Teach

Over the years as a professional artist and instructor I have developed workshops and classes to fit the requests and needs of artists.

In my continuing quest for excellence in my work and yours I offer new classes, workshops and venues.

My job is to accelerate your education. I teach at a number of venues in Idaho and Oregon and often other states when an organization contracts a workshop for their artists.

If you don’t see a class or workshop I teach in your area, you may be able to schedule one by contacting me here. I also have an online critique available for a personalized class.

I look forward to working with you to take you to the next level in your art.

Student quotes

“Great hands-on, simple term instruction & demonstration”

“I love the way Linda makes everyone feel like an artist”

“She asks if she can make a suggestion which helps me feel open to her ideas. I haven’t seen that teaching technique & I admire it”

“Linda makes me more confident in being able to draw/paint without just copying”

“It is obvious that Linda loves to paint and to teach. Lucky for us! She is great at both. Amazing energy level.”

“Beautiful color layering techniques with different brushes.”

“I appreciate everything Linda taught and especially the care in preparing materials for us and presenting very useful skills.”

“Your evaluations were glowing…as well they should have been. Thank you for a marvelous workshop!”  Lauren and Scott–WSO Menucha 3 day workshop

“The learning has really stayed with me. What a wonderful class!”

“I always enjoy your well-thought out classes”

“Informative and fun”

“I found the one-on-one time very helpful with Linda”

“She has a wealth of knowledge”

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