390 El Camino Real, Suire U

Belmont, CA 94002

Tel: 650-453-3120

TAX ID: 46-3598606


AM Camps with Shirley Lim

Let's have some fun painting with watercolor. Children will use traditional watercolor techniques that professional watercolor artists use. 

Watercolor techniques include methods of layering transparent washes on paper and building color gradation. Students also will learn to understand contrast, tones and values. Depending on the nature of each project, students may get to create visual textures by masking, sponging, splattering, and much more. Our watercolor classes are not only about learning techniques; they are also about seeing and thinking. Students will learn how to think creatively and see that what is ordinary can become extraordinary in a painting. 

At the beginning of each project, students will receive direction on how to work on their pencil outline. Instructors will work with each student on his/her layout and composition. The instructors will also give step-by-step painting demonstrations as a group and review painting techniques with each individual student. As all students learn and progress at their own pace, it is important that each watercolor class shall review techniques that the students have or have not learned. If students cannot complete their projects in one morning lesson, they may continue the same projects in their next lesson. Students will create their artworks by observing and studying reference materials such as still-life displays, paintings, book illustrations and/or photographs. Last but not least, students must also learn how to take care of the art materials. 

Please check out the following chart for themes and subjects. There may be a variety of subjects under one theme. However, painting subjects will be chosen based on students’ interests, ages and skill levels. In that case, listed “subjects” may not be covered entirely. Our watercolor camp does not repeat the same projects for returned students.

Go with the Flow: Intuitive and Abstract Watercolors with Julie Novakofski

Utilizing a unique and contemporary approach to watercolor, students will be encouraged to give shape to their dreams, emotions, and ideas while creating one of a kind paintings on paper. Students will learn the basics of Abstraction as well as different techniques to create visual interest in their pieces such as use of composition, color, line, pattern, texture, and more. This is an excellent course for both students who love to experiment with their art as well as those who may need some guidance to discover what type of imagery they truly enjoy creating.