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Watercolor Tips, Tricks and Techniques - Workshop

September 30, 2022

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Jeweled Picture Workshop

October 22, 2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$35 Members/$45 Non-Members
Same Day Registration $45


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  • Prepaid Workshop $35: Includes 11 X 14 covered board, your choice of color upon pre-registering: Red, Green, Blue or Black and small bottle of glue.
  • Same Day Paid Workshop $45:Includes 11 x 14 covered board (only colors available), small glue
  • Template :Tree, Wreath, Cross will be available



Bring lots of old jewelry, beads, buttons of different shapes & colors.

Clear drying glue ( Small bottle will be provided, but you may need additional)


Wire cutters


11x14 frame (regular or shadow box, if you want to make a lighted picture)

Battery operated lights (for a lighted picture)

For the rhinestone Christmas tree I ordered brooches & rhinestones from Amazon. I have included the names if anyone is interested in doing a rhinestone tree…

            Amazon Order:

            Marvelous Garden 3 piece Bridal set

            Eying 24 piece rhinestone brooches

            Weimen 6 piece flower brooches

            60 piece Rhinestone button se

            35 piece Rhinestone brooches


Lights may be added, however, if you are going to use lights I need to know as a defend mounting board MUST be used.       

If you have any questions please call or email me (I do have a spam blocker on my phone but will answer all emails)

Jean Battaglia




Finding a Paintable Subject 

Presented by Linda Smith
Friday, November 4, 2022. 10 am-3pm 
$55 for members, $65 for non-members

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Description: Creating a painting isn't about copying a perfectly composed photograph. In this workshop, you will learn how to interpret those reference photos that you have been collecting. You don't have to be a master photographer to take a useable reference picture. You will learn about what to look for in reference material, how to interpret reference photos, editing tips, and ultimately how to turn your reference material into a painting (or two or more!) complete with all the components of good composition. Bring several reference photos to work with and be prepared to paint


Bring your usual watercolor supplies: paint, palette, brushes, pape

(preferably Arches Cold Press 140 # paper, one or two sheets

• Paper Towels, water container, masking tape, sponge, mounting board 

(gator board, plexi, wood, etc.

Sketchbook, pencil, eraser 

Tracing paper 

• Graphite pape

REFERENCE PHOTOS!!! As many as you like. They can be color copies or  black and white. 8 x 10 inches is the preferable size (copy paper size). Make sure the photos are clear. Do not worry if the composition isn't that good. If there is something in the photo you like, bring it along. Croppers: L mats. To make 'L' shape croppers, just take an old 'white' mat and cut them to create two 'L' shapes. Each cropper should be at least 8 x 10 inches or larger.

National Endowment for the Arts logo      National Endowment for the Humanities logoCity of Mesquite logo 2020

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.