Every day brings new artistic treasures in this fast-paced course!  Young artists will learn how to paint in a variety of water-based media -such as gouache, ink, watercolor, and acrylic- primarily using still life and nature as subject matter.  We will explore color theory, dramatic light and shadows, and how to paint values using interesting color combinations.  Textures will be a special focus throughout the week.  Nina will demonstrate good technique for color mixing, materials usage, brush handling, and composition.  We will simplify compositions by composing with large shapes and limited values and colors.  All levels and abilities are welcome!