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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Course Number: 234PTWC550

Dates: Wednesday, November 8 - December 13, 2023
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Exception Dates: No class 11/22

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM , 5 sessions

Fee: $240.00

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This course ended on December 13, 2023

Taught by an award-winning artist, this course takes a deep dive into the foundations of watercolor. Each session focuses on:
-application techniques, (wet on wet, alla prima, wet on dry, etc)
-color choice, mixing, placement, blending, layerig, texturing
-mapping values/negative space
-edge control and variation
-paint washes, blooms
-water control
-lifting techniques
-highlighting/saving whites
-artistic thought process

All levels welcome. See for additional details regarding supplies.
Fee: $240.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 240.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

Mary Kirsch

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Mary Kirsch has been interested in art and fascinated by drawing, photography and color for as long as she can remember. As a self-taught professional artist who paints primarily in watercolor, she's been hooked on the medium since her early 20's when her mother gave her watercolor supplies to "add to" her drawings.

Mary hails from New Orleans where she absorbed the rich, colorful culture in every way - from Voodoo to Mardi Gras. She was inspired by the rich soulful music and slow and dark flow the of the waters bayous that pulse through the veins of the city.

Mary started selling her work early in her career, and by the time that she was 24 people were commissioning her paintings. She also became known for her New Orlean's street photography and murals, and decided to hone her skill through a Masters of Photography from the University of New Orleans.

She remains a highly sought after painter and has delighted hundreds of pet owners with her commissioned pet portraits. She's won numerous awards and has been featured in publications in both New Orleans and the greater south. Mary focuses technique of 'letting go and embracing your mistakes and moving through them.

Since relocating to the Atlanta area, Mary has been very active with Georgia Watercolor Society as a signature member and previous board Member. She says "I am very fortunate to be doing what I love and want to inspire my students to learn and grow in their own artistic skills."

Date Day Time Location
11/08/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM RM 113
11/15/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM RM 113
11/29/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM RM 113
12/06/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM RM 113
12/13/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12:30 PM RM 113


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