St. Mary's County Arts Council

Ann Preston - Classes


This class is for those that would like to give watercolor a try or need a bit more help and direction in watercolor.  The class will run 6 weeks and will cover:  materials, mixing watercolor, color harmony, creating values, use of washes, creating texture, and negative painting.  We will build slowly from simple compositions to more complex covering landscape, flowers, and still life.   The emphasis of the class with be working with watercolor not drawing, so put your fear of drawing aside and come have fun with color, water, and happy mixing!
General supplies needed:  (As time goes by you may choose to gather other materials that are generally used.)
Brushes:  rounded: 4,8,12. (Others perhaps as time goes by)
Paint:  Blues (ultramarine blue, indigo, cobalt, cereleum)  Greens ( sap green)  browns (raw umber)  yellows (gamboge, aureolin) reds (alizarim crimson,  cadmium red)
Paper:  I usually use 330 lb which is expensive but 140lb will do
Also:  water container, paper towels, ruler, pencil, pen
Wednesdays:  3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11

10am - 1pm

Price: $140

If you have any questions about the class please contact
Ann at

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Make your check payable to:
Ann Preston
22930 Camden Ct
Hollywood, MD  20636

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California State University at Chico, California:
art major, ceramic emphasis
Taiwan:  Chinese watercolor 
Glenn Echo, Maryland: Weaving
Monterey Co, California: watercolor

California State University Art Gallery
Taiwan Student Art Center
Adult Art Center, Monterey Co, California
Sotterley Winefest, Hollywood,
Maryland 2012-2014
Asbury, Solomons, Maryland 2012 
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Maryland 2012
Furniture Gallery, Prince Frederick, Maryland 2013
Flag Pond Park, Pr. Frederick, Maryland
(Nature’s ARTcade)
Annmarie Sculpture, Dowell, Maryland 2014
(Beach Combers, Feast Your Eyes)
Member of North End Gallery, Leonardtown, Maryland 2014-

Art: Wheatland High School, California
American History and math:  Killeen High School, Texas
Kindergarten and art for grades 4-8, Beijing American School, China
Math:  Taiwan American Middle School, Malaysia
Grade 4:  Our Lady of Good Counsel, Virginia
Math:  Notre Dame Middle School, Italy
Grade 1:  Marymount International School, Italy
Social Studies and Language arts:  Greenfield Middle  School, California
Grade 5:  Greenfield Elementary School, California

Needlepoint Designer and Canvas Painter
Featured artist in Salinas Californian newspaper
Developed first art curriculum for Beijing
American School, Beijing, China
Developed Sixth Grade Curriculum:
Art Within the Core Classes
Artists in Action, Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Volunteer Coordinator Annmarie Art Center and Sculpture Garden