WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES
with Artist & Instructor Paul Loescher
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
beginning January 24 (runs for 6 weeks)
Watercolor is a fun and fluid medium that just requires the mastery of some of Paul’s “bag of tricks” to gain control yet still be loose and expressive. Artists will have the option of following along while Paul demonstrates the painting process from start to finish or they can develop paintings on their own.
Reference photos will be provided or you can bring your own. Each artist will get individual attention in an informal atmosphere that will encourage trial and error, interaction, discussion and allow watercolor’s unpredictability to take a part in the learning process.
Class is for beginners intermediate and advanced artists.
Tuition: $30 for each 2 1/2-hour class with students committing to a 6-week session for $180. Students unable to attend a class will not be charged as long as it is stated at the beginning of the 6-week session.
Clinton Art Gallery welcomes Artist & Instructor Paul Loescher, who will begin teaching Watercolor Painting Classes in January 2020.
Paul started painting watercolors on vacation in Maine, at a camp next to a pristine mountain lake, unplugged from the world. Paul is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. Most of Paul’s professional life as an architect was spent designing and managing residential, commercial and educational projects for both private architectural firms and for 25 years as the Facilities Planning Director and Campus Architect for Southern Connecticut State University
Paul’s work has been accepted into and is a prize winner at numerous local, regional and national juried art shows. His most recent accomplishments include acceptance into New England Watercolor Society; National Open Competition 2014, and The Regional Show 2019. Connecticut Watercolor Society; Esther Fay Memorial Award. Clinton Art Society Elected Members Show; Best in Show Award and the 70th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition Ceci & Lucille Grimm Memorial Prize. Paul is Vice President and elected member of the Clinton Art Society, elected member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Madison Art Society, and a member of Lyme Art Association.
Paul says this about his artwork: “Watercolor is the perfect medium for me. Painting watercolors is a struggle between what is planned and what happens when water and pigment mix. I become immersed in this give and take relationship between what I want and what is happening on the paper. What surfaces from the turbulence of the process is a painting. I strive for a mood or feeling and atmosphere in my paintings. Light and how it plays within the scene is most important. I don't try to depict every detail but leave things up to the viewer to complete the picture on their own.”