G Caruso’s watercolor workshop was excellent and my first online art workshop. I hadn’t worked with watercolor for many years and I was able to refresh my memory and learn new techniques each week. Each session was recorded on dropbox so I was able to reinforce my learning. Each participant was able to upload their projects and get positive feedback and suggestions. G is an organized, very experienced water-colorist and teacher who shares her passion for the medium. She cares about each student and their progress. The sense of community that developed was such a treat. I live in the USA and worked from my studio. There were students from four other countries. I signed up for another class immediately and hope online classes will continue to be offered.""
“Thanks to Mira’s lessons in just a few weeks my understanding of watercolours is light years ahead of where it was. She gave us some great tips and coaching and I now feel like I have a really firm grasp of the basics of colours and watercolours and a great skill for life. Also, the classes are relaxed and fun - there’s no pressure at all and the trips with the class made it easier to start painting outside. ”
“I took the watercolor class last summer and would recommend it to anyone regardless of skill level. I had no experience with watercolors, and really hardly any experience with painting when I took the class. Mira is an extremely patient/open/encouraging teacher and the plein air days are a lot of fun (if the rain doesn’t put a damper on things!). She introduced me to a new way of looking at things, of seeing and understanding color in the world around us. Do it!”
“Mira provided helpful examples and guidance to get us started, but did not prescribe a particular style to follow, so there was great diversity in the kind of work we produced - we were each able to take the medium in our own direction. I had not touched a paintbrush in years, and I found the learning curve manageable. Now that the class is over I’m continuing to paint on my own and I really enjoy it! I had previously taken Mira’s drawing class, which I would recommend, as it was helpful to have already practiced the basics of composition, perspective, and learning how to “see.””
I thoroughly enjoyed Gs class and learned new ways to approach watercolor painting. Especially the class on architecture was a revelation! After having painted watercolor for years on a self-taught basis this was a highly valuable experience. Thank you so much for the possibility to grow and nourish our artistic practice.