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Jumpstart January: “Sunset on the River” Watercolor Paint-Along with Erica Qualey On Zoom

Thursday, January 4 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join watercolor artist Erica Qualey on Thursday, January 4, at 6:00 p.m. for a paint-along workshop where you will learn to paint a sunset river scene. This class is a great way to jump into painting with watercolor and grow your skill and confidence. Grab your paintbrushes and join the fun!  

This is a virtual program and will take place on Zoom. To register, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rce2grzkiEtdTfKmuxcgkMB4OQuHBRYWF

Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint along projects, via Zoom, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor skills. During this workshop Erica provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. This class will be focused on gaining understanding of basic watercolor techniques and the session will end with a finished painting. Open to beginner and intermediate skill levels. 

Materials list

  • One sheet of watercolor paper (about 8″ x 10″)
  • A round soft bristled watercolor paint brush with a good point (size 10) and a mop brush that will hold a lot of water
  • Set of watercolor paints that include a deep blue, bright red, yellow ochre(or similar), and a neutral gray/black
  • A backing board to secure your paper to
  • Water container filled
  • Paper towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Tape (scotch or painters tape)
  • Pencil and eraser

*Please watch this video for more detailed information about materials needed and how to prepare for the workshop.

Erica Qualey is an award winning watercolor artist and teacher. She has exhibited internationally and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of the yearly publication, Splash. She is an experienced teacher and has led workshops for adults and children for over 12 years through organizations such the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, MAEA at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deere Isle, ME, and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME. She has participated in visiting artist programs in public schools and is the resident artist at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta, ME where she runs public art programming, creates community art projects, and has created a large-scale sculpture installation. She is an awardee of an Artist Project Grant through the Maine Arts Commission which she has used to create a virtual teaching platform that has allowed her to grow as a teacher and fulfill a dream to be able to give artistic opportunities back to rural communities similar to where she grew up. 

Join us for more Jumpstart January Programs

Watercolor Paint-Along with Erica QualeyThursday, January 4, 6:00 p.m.ZoomOnline registration
Rest into the New Year: Yoga Nidra with Hester Kohl BrooksFriday, January 5, 2:00 p.m.ZoomOnline registration
Make Your Own Paste Papers with Amy Hand*Tuesday, January 9, 6:00 p.m.Picker RoomSign up required
Chocolate Purses Workshop with Joelle Webber*Saturday, January 13, 1:00 p.m.Picker RoomSign up required
Senior Fitness Dancing #1 with Rita SwidrowskiWednesday, January 17, 2:00 p.m.Picker RoomSign up required
Starting Your Genealogy Journey with Eric MigdalSaturday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.ZoomOnline registration
Senior Fitness Dancing #2 with Rita SwidrowskiWednesday, January 24, 2:00 p.m.Picker RoomSign up required

Spots are limited and pre-registration is required for some programs! Sign up in person at the first floor circulation desk, over the phone by calling the library at (207) 236-3440, or by emailing jsagaser@librarycamden.org

A $10 material fee is required for programs denoted with an asterisk (*) and all materials will be provided. Payment is required at the time of sign up.