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Special techniques, tricks and shortcuts will bring out the painter in everyone. Take home a painting in every class. Beginners welcomed and encouraged! Ages 8 and up (Children must have an adult present).




Wildside Winery is excited to host Steve Alan for a fun, interactive class for all ages!  Each ticket includes a beverage of your choices AND a charcuterie plate with almonds, craisins, ritz and your choice of Boar's Head cheese.  Students will vote on which of the artist's paintings they like most and go home with their very own watercolor painting! 




Steve Alan has developed a method of watercolor instruction that is not like any other. His approach to painting creates success and a positive experience in easy steps, which anyone can follow and enjoy. Shortcuts and special techniques help remove the frustration usually associated with painting, especially watercolors. With “hands on” individualized assistance, beginners and those who profess to have “no painting abilities” will paint like the pros.

Produce amazing results in each class!

No previous experience needed
Complete a finished painting from every class!
Blend colors on the page 
Design and execute painting quickly 
See what you not seeing 
Get out of your “head” and into your heart
Mat the finished results



Steve Alan is a local artist and watercolor instructor. Prior to moving to Berea, he was an approved instructor for the San Diego Alzheimer's Association’s “Memories in the Making” Program, as well as Crystal Cruise Line’s “Odyssey Art at Sea”. He is the author of 5 books and a painting video series. Three books on drawing and watercolor painting and two children’s books which he has written and illustrated . He is currently teaching a course on Art Therapy, which is soon to be an “On line Event”. Places he is teaching or has taught include: The Golden Door Spa, Cal A Vie Spa, US Marines Corp at Camp Pendleton, Oasis Classes, Royal Vista Lodge, California State University San Marcos, Parks and Recreation for Cities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside and Vista, Mira Costa College Community Services, YMCA After school enrichment programs, Montessori, Boys and Girls Clubs, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, Emeritus at Oceanside and Carlsbad, Fairwinds Ivy Ranch, Carlsbad by The Sea, Aegis at Shadowridge, Arcadia Place (retirement communities) The Carlsbad Inn, Grand Pacific Palisades Resorts, Windham Pier Resort, California Beach Club Resort, The College For Kids, and many others.



May 19th - Painting at the Speed of Light

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