Every autumn and spring, Tom  hosts art classes through Rock
Valley College,
in Rockford, Ill. To enroll, please contact the college
at (815) 921-6799, or visit
www.rockvalleycollege.edu.

If you would like to receive updates on future classes and workshops,
please email
tom@tomlindenart.com
Watercolor for Landscapes I
Course # ART 815 BLL
Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 12, 2018

Ten weeks starting the week of February 12
The Bell Building – corner of Bell School Road and Spring Brook Road

This class is designed for the student who has little or no experience with watercolor or wishes to learn my techniques.
Students will learn how to handle watercolor and practice basic texture techniques.  For the first class, please bring a full 22" x
30" sheet of watercolor paper, a pencil and a yardstick.  You will also need the following
supplies.
Advanced Watercolor
Course # ART 815 BLL3
Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb 15, 2018

Ten weeks starting the week of February 16
The Bell Building – corner of Bell School Road and Spring Brook Road

This class is designed for those who have completed my Learning Watercolor for Landscapes I and II classes.  We will utilize
Landscape and Still Life motifs to discuss and apply design implications to improve your Watercolor paintings.   For the first
class, bring three plain sheets of paper, a pen and several landscape reference photos.  You will also need the following
supplies.
If you are enrolling in one of my classroom courses, you will need the following
supplies.
Watercolor for Landscapes II
Course # ART 815 BLL2
Wednesday  evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 14, 2018

Ten weeks starting the week of February 14
The Bell Building – corner of Bell School Road and Spring Brook Road

This course is for those who have completed my Watercolor for Landscapes I class. The course will be devoted to methods of
painting individual components of the landscape.  You will use techniques revealed in Watercolor I and learn methods for
handling subjects such as trees, grasses, flowers, rocks, skies, water and buildings. We will explore some creative applications
of color and learn tricks to correct failed paintings. For the first class, bring your painting supplies and a few small sheets (7" x
11") of watercolor paper. You will also need the following
supplies.
Tom teaches adult art classes at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill. and is available for group
workshops. For more information on classes or to book Tom for a workshop, contact
tom@tomlindenart.com
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Open Studio in Oil Paints
Course # ART 815 BLL4
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb 13, 2018

Ten weeks starting the week of February 13
The Bell Building – corner of Bell School Road and Spring Brook Road

If you are looking for a course that will allow you to learn how to create your own art rather than just mindlessly following
someone else, this course will be of value to you. Whether you are just learning to work with Oil Paints or are looking for
assistance to move your works to the next level, come paint with us. We will work with landscapes as well as still life set ups in
this class. Take works from concept, to block in through to a completed painting. Work on your own designs or work with the
class challenge of the week. You provide your supplies, portable easel, drop cloth and a “can do” attitude; I will help you discover
answers to your questions about creating art.  Contact me if you have questions or require guidance on materials and easel.
Contact me if you have questions concerning materials.
Dynamics of Shadows and Light

July 23 & 24
Peninsula School of Art; Fish Creek Wisconsin
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Concept
Through my years of teaching watercolor, I have witnessed students frustrated with their paintings. Often, students feel that
their works are a bit bland and in need of pizazz. Their disappointment may be the result of tentativeness or sometimes these
artists require enlightenment. Most of their works are able to be energized by creative, strategic and decisive utilization of
exaggerated light and shadows.

Experience
Demonstrations and discussions will focus on planning your composition and design as well as sparking your imagination.
Discover methods for pushing negative space to yield positive results in your artwork. Exercises will concentrate on developing
your creativity and daring to create more dynamic paintings.   
Workshop Experience : Summer 2018
A Bolder Approach to Watercolor

July 2 & 3
Room 007 Rock Valley College - Bell Building
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This workshop requires basic experience and training in watercolor. Students should be competent with the techniques and tools
of the medium, developed drawing and design skills and the ability to work independently.  Demonstrations and discussions will
focus on planning your composition and design as well as sparking your imagination. Discover methods for pushing negative space
to yield positive results in your artwork. Exercises will concentrate on developing your creativity and daring to create more
dynamic paintings.  In addition to your supplies, bring along a few reference photos. Contact tom@tomlindenart with questions
concerning supplies.
   
Ideas for Creative Studio Painting in Oil and Acrylic

August 1, 2 & 3
Room 007 Rock Valley College - Bell Building
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This workshop requires basic experience and training in oil or acrylic. Students should be competent with the techniques and tools
of the medium, developed drawing and design skills and the ability to work independently.  Demonstrations and discussions will
focus on planning your composition and design as well as sparking your imagination. Exercises will concentrate on developing your
creativity and daring to create more dynamic paintings.  Contact tom@tomlindenart for information concerning supplies for this
workshop.