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Watercolor painting of desert landscape and mountains Painting the Planet CEXTN11-202340 is a Course

Painting the Planet CEXTN11-202340

Apr 17, 2023 - May 15, 2023

$150 Enroll

Full course description

Mondays, 4/17-5/15/2023, 6:00-8:00pm


Instructor: Michelle Champlin

Come explore the vast landscapes of planet earth through painting and drawing. We will look at striking images of deserts, rainforests, sunsets, ocean scenes, and more in our process of creating unique works of art using basic watercolor painting and drawing techniques. On our journey we will explore some of the elements and principles of art, which are foundational pillars of a visual arts education. This class will be taught online through zoom.
Materials list:
basic sketch paper
basic set of colored pencils (including black)
number 2 pencil
pencil sharpener
basic watercolor paint set
watercolor paper, 
a few various sized paint brushes, and at least one flat paint brush
Instructor bio:
Michelle (Shelley) Champlin is a professional teaching artist, compassionate facilitator, and intuitive living in Oakland California. Her passion lies in bringing opportunities for education, creative growth, and self-expression to the community‚ as well as creating space for people to contemplate and honor their experience. She also loves facilitating art-making experiences that allow folks opportunities to connect with themselves and their intuition/what feels right to them. Her background includes working with a variety of populations including; professional adults, children, teens, retirees, LGBTQ youth, and adults and youth who experience developmental disabilities. Earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts with a visual arts emphasis at the California Institute of Integral Studies provided her time, space, and resources to delve deeply into her own truth, perspective, and process, both as an individual and as an artist‚ an experience that informs her work every day.

Image credit: Michelle Champlin