JAN 13 – MAR 23, 2019
NO CLASS JAN 20, FEB 17 or MAR 9
Instructor: Colleen Gianatiempo
This class is designed to introduce beginning painters to the wonderful medium of watercolor. No prior art experience is necessary. We will do a series of exercises to get acquainted with the materials; mix colors; apply paint both with the wet-on-dry method and the wet-on-wet method; and learn how to put it all together.
Materials List Available HERE.
Colleen Gianatiempo grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Fashion Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a Certificate of Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design. She owned her own design firm for 25 years, creating art and design within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and art instruction. Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received a Master of Fine Art in Painting. Colleen has exhibited her work in a multitude of solo and group shows and has been represented by Martinez Gallery. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including an outdoor mural, “Small Town with a Big Heart” in the city plaza in Martinez, CA. She received an art award by Clyde & Co as one of the emerging artists of San Francisco in 2017. In 2018, Colleen was selected as a heart artist for the “Hearts of San Francisco” to team up with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for their annual fundraiser. Colleen is also a thoughtful teacher. She taught for Artrageous Art Adventures and directed the FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience) program, both in Martinez, CA. Colleen enjoys experimenting with art materials and loves to share her techniques with students.