SACRAMENTO
WATERCOLOR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Urban Sketching with Watercolors

Urban Sketching with Watercolors

Saturday 29 June
Alhambra Blvd - 10am - 2 Hours
Amaryllis Graybill
Join us for an exciting Urban Sketching with Watercolors meetup. Get ready to explore the cityscape with your sketchbook and watercolors in hand. Unleash your creativity and capture the vibrant energy of urban life on paper. All skill levels are welcome. Limited spots available, so secure your place now!
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 06 July
10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
Amaryllis Graybill
Learn about watercolors! We'll learn how to stretch watercolor paper, basic color theory and color mixing, painting techniques, and more! At the end, we'll finish with 2 floral paintings you can take home and show off to all your friends and family.

In the beginner class, we can cover the topics of:
  • Watercolor paper stretching and preparation
  • Wet-on-wet painting
  • Creating a gradient and blending colors
  • Wet-on-dry
  • Painting flowers
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    $47      
    Greeting Card Painting Class

    Greeting Card Painting Class

    Saturday 20 July
    10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
    Amaryllis Graybill
    Let's paint greeting cards for our friends and family! We'll start by practicing some watercolor techniques, then we'll sketch our greeting card design ideas, and we'll end the day with 2 greeting cards we can share!
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    $47      

    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Floral and Nature Painting Meetup

    Saturday 03 August
    10th St, South of the Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
    Amaryllis Graybill
    The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome.
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    $47      

    Other Nearby Groups

    Photographing the Zinnia Flower

    Photographing the Zinnia Flower

    Saturday 29 June
    Woodland, Ca - 8:30am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will also discuss composition, lighting, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique images. So come join us for a day of learning, exploring, and having fun.
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    $43       4 places left
    Still Life and Nature

    Still Life and Nature

    Saturday 13 July
    Newcastle - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Discover the artistry in the everyday at our Still Life and Nature Photography Meetup. Explore the intricate details of different subject matters. This meetup will bring inspiration and camaraderie for photographers of all levels.
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    $47      
    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Beginner's Drawing Class

    Saturday 13 July
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

    Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

    We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

    Perfect for complete beginners.
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    $47      

    Beginner's Photography Class

    Beginner's Photography Class

    Saturday 20 July
    Roseville - 10am - 3 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

    Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

    We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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    $92       4 places left
    Portrait Photography Basics

    Portrait Photography Basics

    Saturday 27 July
    Elverta, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Join us for a fun and interactive Portrait Photography Basics workshop! Bring a friend along as your model and learn essential techniques for capturing stunning portraits. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this session will help you enhance your photography game.
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    $47      
    Beginning Illustration with Markers

    Beginning Illustration with Markers

    Saturday 27 July
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    Dive into a world of vibrant hues and bold strokes at our Marker Drawing Meetup, where creativity takes center stage and markers become the magic wands of expression. Join us for a morning filled with artistic exploration, shared inspiration, and the joy of bringing your ideas to life on paper!

    We'll learn the illustration pipeline, from sketch, coloring, shading, and inking. We'll learn how to blend marker colors and discuss the pros and cons of different marker brands, paper types, and illustration ideation.

    All levels are welcome!
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    $47      

    WWC (Walk with Camera)

    WWC (Walk with Camera)

    Saturday 10 August
    West Sacramento - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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    $47      
    Sketching Fundamentals

    Sketching Fundamentals

    Saturday 10 August
    Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    In this meetup, you will explore the basics of sketching and equip yourself with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

    Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

    Perfect for beginners, but all levels are welcome!
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    $47      
    Panoramas Photography Meetup

    Panoramas Photography Meetup

    Saturday 24 August
    Davis, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.

    Come and join us explore this theme!
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    $47      

    Watercolor & Gouache Portrait Drawing

    Watercolor & Gouache Portrait Drawing

    Saturday 31 August
    Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Art Group
    Amaryllis Graybill
    We will explore the unique techniques and expressive possibilities of watercolor and gouache mediums to create stunning portrait artworks.

    Under the expert guidance of our talented instructor, you will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. You will discover the versatility and beauty of watercolor and gouache as you experiment with different blending, layering, and texturing techniques to achieve depth, vibrancy, and subtle nuances in your portraits.

    All skill levels are welcome!
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    $47      
    Fall Colors

    Fall Colors

    Saturday 14 September
    Folsom Road, Roseville - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Join us for a breathtaking journey into the heart of fall with our "Capturing Autumn's Beauty" photography workshop. As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, there's no better time to explore the art of capturing the essence of this beautiful season through your lens. Whether you're a beginner looking to master the basics or an experienced photographer wanting to refine your skills, this event is perfect for all levels.
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    $47      
    Nature Photography Meetup

    Nature Photography Meetup

    Saturday 21 September
    Dixon, CA - 9am - 2 Hours
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Laurie Gallant
    Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

    Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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    $47      

    ABOUT SACRAMENTO
    WATERCOLOR
    GROUP
    Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

    Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

    Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

    Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Sacramento Watercolor Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
    REVIEWS
    Instructor was very welcoming and enthusiastic. She was also very prepared. I enjoyed painting outdoors.
    5/5
    Shirley
    2024-06-17
    I enjoyed the class and appreciated the individual help. Thanks for offering it!
    5/5
    Barbara
    2024-04-28
    We had a lot of fun. Amaryllis was a great instructor!
    5/5
    Elizabeth
    2024-04-28

    I had a great time! I loved Amaryllis' teaching style and enjoyed talking as we painted. I will definitely come to another class, especially if she is teaching!
    5/5
    Paloma
    2024-03-24
    Lots of fun,Amaryllis is a wonderful teacher :)
    5/5
    David
    2024-03-12
    Great for first time artisits.
    5/5
    Doug
    2024-03-11

    Amaryllis was great very thoughtful kind & willing to work along side total new comers. Because of her I have a new perspective on art & will continue on. Thank you Amaryllis !!
    5/5
    Bruce McAlister
    2024-03-11
    What a wonderful way to spend a morning. Get out of your head and into the moment, great demonstration and guidance.
    5/5
    Jodi
    2023-07-02
    Sierra did a wonderful job teaching. She is personable and seems comfortable with teaching. I've done watercolors for years but have been in a creative rut. This class taught me a major key to effectively using watercolors and I am so happy I decided to sign up.
    5/5
    Denise
    2023-07-02

    This class was both relaxing and a lot of fun! Sierra was a great instructor and did a great job at explaing both the technique and theory behind watercolor. Would gladly take another class with her again!
    5/5
    Braden
    2023-03-27
    ARTISTS
    Amaryllis Graybill
    Amaryllis has been an independent artist for 4 years. They've worked with diverse clients on character design commissions, as well as selling paintings as prints at events like Sac Anime and Folsom Renaissance Faire.
    They are an MA student in Falmouth's Illustration program and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art from Sac State. They've won 2nd and 3rd place in regional art contests and have been shown in galleries in the Sacramento and Bay Areas.

    Amaryllis Graybill is available for private bookings

    Available upon request, weekends and weekdays midday are best.
    Please contact to schedule a lesson.
    Available for watercolor, gouache, drawing, and figure drawing instruction.

    PHOTOS
    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2024-03-13
    Title or Location: Poppies in the sun

    Credit: Tim Murphy

    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location:
    Inspired by the beautiful sunny shores of San Diego, CA. I love hiking the trails to easy my mind and rejuvenate. May one find a place to R&R. Watercolor, cold press paper 18 x 24.
    Credit: Diana Kim
    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Hummingbird on Bleeding Hearts
    I painted this hummingbird for my mother for Mother's Day at my apartment in Redding California. I love how the hummingbird looks up in a searching hopeful way towards the bleeding hearts.
    Credit: Crystal Dawn Williams

    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: My first born
    In this portrait, I wanted to depict the confidence and kindness I see in my daughter. A loose watercolor on 150 . I've been painting all my life and have illustrated several children's books. This is my first submission.
    Credit: Joy Allen

    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2024-01-16
    Title or Location: A winter wonderland
    North Lake Tahoe, CA is my favorite place to go for various winter fun activities! I love to paint the sunlight peaking through the snow covered tree lines early in the morning! I hope I have captured the freshness of fallen snow and sun kissed trees! Watercolors, Snow ( gouache) Cold pressed paper 18x 24
    Credit: Diana Kim
    Facebook: Diana Kim
    Sacramento Watercolor Group
    2023-12-11
    Title or Location: Little Dragon
    From a picture of a girl holding a little fox, changed the fox to a dragon.microns with inkwash.
    Credit: David Brian Michel
    Facebook: David Michel

    Sydney Watercolour Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Glaciers
    This is an image from my imagination. I wanted to create an atmospheric mood.
    Credit: David Johnson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.johnson2
    Instagram: Communicating Creatively. Also, Light Inspired.

    Winston Salem Watercolor Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Peacock Feather
    I have always been fascinated by the beauty and iridescence of peacock feathers. I painted this small, 5x7, piece as a bit of practice and appreciation.
    Credit: Amanda Goins
    Facebook: Amanda Goins Art/ https://www.facebook.com/amandagoins44
    Instagram: @amandagoins_44/ https://www.instagram.com/amandagoins_44/
    Atlanta Watercolor Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Tulsa Oklahoma
    Deva the cat!
    Credit: Patricia Chambers

    Portsmouth Watercolour Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Watercolour Rhino
    I am a self taught artist. I have recently started using watercolour and I?m loving it so far.
    Credit: Carole Tambling
    Auckland Watercolour Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: The photo which is referenced in this watercolor was taken at Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park by Kavan Chay which made the cut for the 2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year international competition.
    I have always loved watching the milky way, its the brightest out at sea. I have never been able to capture it with a camera. I had this idea in my head about painting a red house on a lonely hill with the milky way above it showing how small we are compared to the universe. Then I came across this shot taken out at Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park by Kavan Chay and it was like the universe had heard me and given me a reference photo. the watercolor looks nothing like the original photo but I love
    Credit: Parizad Dantra
    Facebook: Parizad Dantra
    Instagram: herc_odie

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