Every autumn and spring, Tom  hosts art classes through Rock
Valley College,
in Rockford, Ill. To enroll, please contact the college
at (815) 921-3
900, 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 BLL3
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 13, 2019

Ten weeks starting the week of February 13
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 BLL2
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 12, 2019

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 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 BLL
Monday  evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 11, 2019

Ten weeks starting the week of February 11
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
Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 14, 2019

Ten weeks starting the week of February 14.
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.
Workshop Experience : Summer 2019
Open Studio in Oil Paints
Course # ART 815 BLL4
Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Class begins Feb. 14, 2019

Ten weeks starting the week of February 14.
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: A Bolder Approach to Watercolor
August 5,6 and 7 - Rock Valley College Bell Building

Gain insight to energize your watercolors by creative, strategic and decisive utilization of exaggerated light and shadows.
Demonstrations and discussions will focus on planning your design and composition 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.  Students should already be familiar with basic watercolor techniques. In
addition to your supplies, please bring a couple sheets of Arches 140# CP paper and a few reference photos with subjects of
interest to the student. Students will have the opportunity to work independently on their own paintings. Contact
tom@tomlindenart if you have questions concerning supplies.
Ideas for Creative Studio Painting in Oil and Acrylic Painting
August 12,13 and 14 - Rock Valley College Bell Building

Expand your ability to translate and capture imagery on canvas as you strengthen your observational skills, build a reliable
process for planning and develop your unique voice. This workshop will help you to identify a focus for creating your art and
developing a pattern for success. Demonstrations and discussions will focus on planning your design and composition as well as
sparking your imagination. 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.  Contact
tom@tomlindenart for information concerning supplies for this workshop.