Classes and Workshops

CLASS SCHEDULE AT VENICE ART CENTER
In Venice, FL
Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Watercolor Fun and Easy for Beginners
Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
 October 3 - November 7
 November 14 - December 19
 January 2 - February 6
 February 13 - March 20
 March 27 - May 1

Watercolor Fun and Easy for Beyond Beginners
Tuesdays 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 October 3 - November 7
 November 14 - December 19
 January 2 - February 6
 February 13 - March 20
 March 27 - May 1

Explorations in Watercolor
Thursday 1: 30 pm - 4: 30 pm
 April 5 - May 3

The Art of Sketching
Thursdays 1: 30 pm - 4:30 pm
 October 5 - November 9
 November 16 - December 21
 January 4 - February 8
 February 22 - March 22

Nautical Images in Watercolor Mini Workshop
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
 January 26 & January 27

Painting Venice in Watercolor Mini Workshop
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
 March 9 & March 10

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Testimonials:

It is hard to put into words what this last year and a half of watercolor classes have meant to me. My first class you were so kind and non judgmental when I showed up with acrylic paints and didn’t know the difference. Since then I have been mesmerized by your talent and how freely you give to each and everyone of us. Your methods make something possible that I never dreamed I could do. Watercolor has become a passion and I look forward to being able to sit down and create something. Sometimes I even shock myself. I no longer look at the world the same way, the sunset, clouds, trees, you have taken us on a journey I never want to end. You must never retire.

Thank you for all you do.

G. C.

Several years ago I purchased a canvas bag with a beautiful watercolor painting on it at the Venice Craft Fair. That watercolor painting was created by Augusto Argandona. When I saw he was teaching at the Venice Art Center, I signed right up. I have taken several watercolor classes with Gus and plan to take as many classes as he offers. He is the absolute best teacher I have ever had. Thanks to Gus I have started to look at the world around me in a different way.

He teaches you how to paint with watercolor correctly and is always there to guide you. He instills a confidence in you which makes you eager to learn the next subject.

Gus makes you want to excel, he compliments you, and helps you when you need him. I have never enjoyed art classes as much as I enjoy the ones he teaches. I feel honored to have learned so much from him and can't wait to see what we learn next!!

J. J.

I knew this would be a traditional class by the sample painting in the class selection book and by Gus' painting on the instructor's wall. I never imagined so many talented students would fill a class listed for beyond beginners. The students had a great deal of experience. It was just right for me. As Gus named the colors he used in rapid succession (He is very skilled and paints fast). I did not always keep up which I like because I consider this challenging. Two techniques I learned will remain in my repertoire forever...avoiding ready made foliage colors, mixing the greens and mixing the colors on the paper.

I so enjoyed Gus' relaxed disposition and the talent of my classmates...I will certainly be studying watercolor with you again.

Gus' watercolor class for "beyond beginner" helped me reach a new level in my many year journey to achieve light, clarity of color and excitement in my work. The highlight of every class was his instruction in how to create a work of art from an ordinary still photograph. He taught his students how to refocus our vision guided by his artist's eye and create a watercolor painting of unique interest and beauty.

I look forward to continuing taking classes with him in the Fall.

P. C.

Photos are from the Fun with Watercolor class.

Watercolor Workshops by Augusto Argandona in Venice Florida Watercolor Workshops by Augusto Argandona in Venice Florida
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