WATERCOLOR Live! 2023 with Bobbi Thies
Thursday Class meets April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 9AM – 12 PM
Wednesday Class meets April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1 – 4 PM

Fee: $180, payable by check at the first class to the instructor.
To register for this class, email Bobbi at thiesbobbi7@gmail.com
Questions? Call Bobbi at 513-218-2418

For beginning and intermediate artists wanting to experiment with transparent and opaque watercolor. Methods, techniques and demonstrations will challenge your senses.

We’ll be painting people, animals, and plants — also live models — using transparent and opaque watercolors. Methods and techniques will be demonstrated and as you work and play, your painting style will emerge — like magic!

Student Supply List: 
Bring to every class in a bag to hold everything.
1 acid free paper sketchbook — 6 x 8 inches or 8 x 10 inches
1 12×16-inch pad of watercolor paper which is bound on all 4 sides
2 smaller pads of watercolor paper which is bound on all 4 sides (student choice of size and brand).
— watercolor paper pads which are bound on all four sides are more expensive but the paper will not shrivel up when water is added.
Large watercolor brushes
— #18 round
— #12 round
— #8
— 1/2″ flat brush
A closed watercolor palette to hold your working paints
A water container (plastic) & paper towels
2 soft led pencils
A kneaded rubber eraser
An apron
Small tubes of watercolor pigments
— titanium or zinc white
— Windsor yellow
— alizarine red
— ultramarine blue

Artist’s Statement : Making Art is one way I play and intuition plays the biggest part in, “okay, what am I painting today?” Or sculpting or weaving? I find I have to be quiet to recognize where my intuition is  . . .  that still, small voice or inclination leading me. It’s a powerful feeling that you have to pay attention to. It doesn’t go away.

I’ve been an artist my whole life. In our family ART was always recognized for its beauty and importance. Our home was filled with original art, we attended art exhibitions where we saw family artists and their creations. It was only natural to major in art in college. My career took me to 10 colleges, universities, and art schools. I love learning more about art, what makes me tick, and the natural world. I’m a signature member of The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Weekly I paint with the Brush and Palette Painters. In spring, I teach a Wednesday and Thursday watercolor class here at The Barn. Join us if you want to paint in watercolor like you never imagined.

I taught art in the Norwood schools for 22 years and enjoyed a 23 year career as the Founding Director of Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship. Non-art degrees are B.S. in Physical Education from Valparaiso University and I have a masters degree in Education, Secondary Administration from Xavier University. Art was my minor and I added classes at eight other colleges and art schools over the course of my formal education.