Monday evening's drawing class is from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. The duration of a purchased class is 4 weeks.
Tuesday All Levels & All Media Class:
Purchased in blocks of 4 full days (4-weeks) at $295.00, or 4 half days (4-week) $185. You may attend any week at your convenience. $75 drop in (1/2 day) or $95 drop in (Full day).
Saturday All Levels & All Media:
Purchased in blocks of 4 full days (4-weeks) at $320.00, or 4 half days (4-week) $220. You may attend any week at your convenience. $75 drop in (1/2 day) or $95 drop in (Full day).
Hai-Ou Hou offers private lessons. The cost is $300 for 2 hours & $400 for 3 hours with a minimum of 2 hours.
To inquire about private instruction
call (410) 200-8019
4 Week Color Intensive:
This class is about learning to see color. We will run through exercises designed to open your eyes to the magical world of color perception.
Mondays 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Gesture & Environment:
Learn how to create a portrait in an environment. The activity of the model offers new levels of expression. Go beyond a measurement likeness! Short gestures and long Poses.
Monday afternoons 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Skills for Painting Watercolor & Acrylics:
This 4 week session will be an opportunity to use your Watercolors, Acrylics, or learn how to combine the two!
The opacity and vibrance of Acrylics can be used to enhance your watercolors, and in some cases correct your watercolor paintings!
During my classes there is critique time, demonstration time, instruction time and studio time for you, the artist to apply what you’ve learn in class. I also send class notes through email every week.!
My series of classes are open to experienced painters as well as beginners. As a beginner, you will have the chance to see the evolution of painting by experienced artists, and take part in the lively critiques! This is a very relaxed class where every painter has the opportunity to talk with fellow artists, exchange ideas and techniques.
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Exploration of Painting with Acrylics:
We will focus on different types of Acrylics – regular tube, and fluid. How to use each of these varieties; how to use them in an opaque manner and in a transparent manner. The morning will be spent on exploring Acrylics on Canvas. I will be doing a demonstration, then you will be working on your own stretched canvas or canvas board.
The afternoon will move into Acrylics on watercolor paper. WC paper can be used with all types of Acrylics. Once again, a demo, followed by studio time working on your own watercolor paper. This has to be good quality! Example – 140b Arches.
The Workshop will be a fun, one day chance to explore another medium! Come on out – get brave – try something new, or come and improve your skills!
Friday, March 4th
10:00am – 3:00pm
Approach to Painting:
During the winter months Rita’s class will transition from the creative oranges to robust reds. One week we’ll give life to the likes of red hot tomatoes on the vine. The next week we’ll turn to photographs and give life to people in natural settings. These sessions were so popular we’ll continue them during the winter months in a “more fun than a barrel of monkeys” atmosphere. As always, Rita’s short demos will clarify those important principles of painting you wish you’d learned in art school.
Four Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10am - 1pm