OSHR 1767 - Making Watercolor Dramatic

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

For those who want to learn some of the fundamental elements needed to produce a dramatic painting, this is the class for you! Join us as we explore the use of negative shapes in painting with watercolor. Find out how to execute both lost and found edges - knowing how to soften and blend your edgework effectively is a critical step in producing expressive paintings. Getting a grip on good brushwork is a learned skill that can be taught. In order for edges of shapes to be varied (lost, softened, blended, or hard-edged), you need to find a comfort zone with your brushwork. This class will get you painting with confidence!

If you’d like to sign up for both early and late sessions, rest assured there will be new class lessons each week from September thru December. Classes fill up fast, so don’t hesitate to register soon!

Please Note:
Section 100- No class September 27
Section 101- No class November 22

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Randy Hale

Randy Hale attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, where he developed a solid understanding of design and composition. A successful commercial career followed in product design, project management, and sales. Pitching creative concepts provided a strong foundation in working successfully with people. Randy is currently involved with art groups throughout the country. He has served as president of the Colorado Watercolor Society and works on boards organizing national exhibitions.Not only does Randy do painting demonstrations, he is also an active workshop instructor and juror of art shows.