OSHR 1770 - Painting Big, Bold, and Brave

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

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.

Watercolor is best served up in splashy, spontaneous strokes. It yearns to be transparent and luminous. How do we harness and control the medium, and still let the water do the work? We need to be fearless as we dive into the business of making bold, confident brush strokes. Break out and away from rigid preconceptions. Allow yourselves the freedom to just jump in and paint with abandon.

This class will take you on a journey of discovery as we tackle a variety of subjects and styles - all with the mission of loosening up, having fun, and not worrying about how others might perceive our work. Yes, we will do critiques. Yes, we will learn how to handle challenges. But it will be a lot of fun - and guess what? Your paintings will suddenly take on a more confident appearance as you embrace the joy of painting.

There will be demonstrations by the instructor that illustrate each of the structured lesson topics, as well as plenty of one-on-one help from the instructor during class painting time. Intermediate level and above.

(Section 100: No Class Feb 2 and Mar 2)

(Section 101: No Class Apr. 6 and May 4)

PLEASE NOTE: Class time is three hours 1 - 4 p.m. These times differ from those printed in the Spring 2017 catalog.

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