In the class, there will be step-by-step live demonstrations in creating a successful cityscape or landscape painting. Jon will discuss different paints, paper and techniques that can be used to create a cohesive landscape with reference photos. Students are encouraged to paint along using reference material provided by Jon. Short critiques will be given each week to make sure you are on the right path to a successful painting. All levels are welcome to take this class!
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date.
Complimentary 10-day access to each recorded session. Recordings are emailed the day after each live session.
9×12 Hot Press watercolor block. (Smooth paper finish will be important)
Artist grade watercolor set (at least 12 colors)
Watercolor brushes- Rounds: # 10, # 6, # 3, #1 (script or smaller)
VIVA Smooth paper towels
Low tack tape such as drafting, not masking NICHIBAN #241 is the best tape for watercolor illustration.
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Jon Messer was an exhibiting landscape watercolorist in 1984 when he was approached by Carlos Diniz to join his Los Angeles architectural illustration studio. Within his first week at CDA, Jon had the opportunity to meet the late architect Charles Moore and to begin work on Ben Thompson and Associates’ historic renovation of Union Station in Washington, D.C. The following eight years provided an intense and invaluable apprenticeship in technique and teamwork.
Jon Messer Architectural Illustration was established in 1992 in Granada Hills near Los Angeles. Jon is also a published children’s book illustrator.
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change class/workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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LAAFA campus is closed in between quarters, from September 10th – October 2nd. On-Campus Office hours will resume on Monday, October 3, 2022. Phone hours will continue to be available during this break.