Painting Watercolor Landscapes: Classes Starting March 1

Dale Farland

Watercolor painting is an art medium many SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) residents want to explore. Diane Vulcan, SBR resident and artist, is offering a series of four afternoon classes starting Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. in the Art Room. Whether you are new to watercolor or are not a stranger to its magic, you will learn how to paint successful watercolor landscapes in this class. This class will focus on beginner and intermediate techniques for painting successful landscapes. Students will use the techniques taught in class to paint rocks, trees, skies, mountains, and buildings. Students will finish the class with a completed watercolor landscape.

Diane has her Bachelor o Fine Arts in Fine Art/Art History and Advertising Design. She is a former graphic designer/illustrator/photographer. She continues to freelance in graphic design. She is a signature member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and former member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, the San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Wyoming Watercolor Society.

Diane paints in both watercolor and oil. She enjoys painting landscapes, nature, animals, and people. Her focus and delight is in capturing the light of landscapes and the personalities of the people and animals she paints.

You may view Diane’s work at Diane will also be teaching a four-session Oil Painting Class starting on Monday, March 6 at 9 a.m.

Class description: You will learn the various techniques of watercolor painting: how to approach painting various landscape elements such as trees, clouds, and rocks, learn perspective and how to capture mood and atmosphere in your painting.

This class is open to beginner and intermediate painters. If you are new to watercolor painting, Diane encourages you to come to the first session a ½ hour early (12:30 p.m.) for a brief orientation session. She will go over with you watercolor setup, watercolor supplies, paper, brushes, and organizing your palette.

If you have questions, please email Diane Vulcan at [email protected].

Dates for the four classes: Wednesday, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Class fee: $75. Make your check to SBR Art Club and deposit in the black lockbox outside of the Art Room door. Please note on the check: Watercolor Class.

Class size: Minimum: 5, Maximum: 8

Materials participants need to bring: A detailed supply list will be provided upon registration and payment for the class.

Registration: Go to GroupWorks. Click on “Events.” Click on “I’m Going.” Confirmation is depositing your check in the lockbox outside the Art Room door. Please do not click “I’m Going” unless you intend to take the class.

Reminder: Starting in 2023, participants in all art classes must be members of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected] for membership forms. SBR Art Club membership is only $25.