WATERCOLOR WITH CAROLYN WALKER
Feb. 23, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
119 W. First Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
The three main topics that we will be covering in my workshop will be “Wet” and “Dry “ water colors, Negative Space painting, and using a “Graded” wash. A good workshop will include things that can benefit the watercolorist and add to their “arsenal” of painting skills. In judging numerous art shows, over the years, I find these three areas either lacking or non-existent. You will be working in each area and will learn to produce a better painting,
I encourage each person to bring their own palette of colors that they always use and that goes for brushes too. You will need a support for your paper (either a Masonite board or foam board), Kleenex, masking tape, water container, hair dryer (if you have one), 300 lb. paper (either Fabrino Artistico or Arches) one full sheet divided into 4 equal parts. Also, bring a pencil (#2 is fine), and an art gum eraser.
Bring photos or pictures of flowers, grasses, etc. whatever You like to paint. You will not be painting after me, you will be painting subject matter that YOU are interested in but will be incorporating the new thing you learn in the workshop.
KEYS TO DESIGN & COMPOSITION WORKSHOP
With TINA BOHLMAN
3-day “Keys to Design & Composition” Workshop
All Media - Intermediate to Advanced Skill Level
Friday, March 15 - Sunday March 17, 2019
SAAC Member fee: $250
Non-Member fee: $275
JOANNA - STUDIO DIRECTOR
This isn't a "how to paint" class. It is assumed that students already know how to draw and are knowledgeable in their medium. All traditional media is welcome in this class. Demonstrations will be in pencil, watercolor and/or oil. Once an artist learns how to use the materials of their chosen medium, the next step in the growth of an artist involves the difficult decisions of WHAT to paint, WHERE to begin, and WHEN to call it "finished"! This class will focus on the challenges painters encounter with specific emphasis on seeing, simplifying, and organizing the subject matter. An artist must simplify (edit), the vast amount of information (detail), identify the most essential elements and organize them (composition & design) in a way that "reads" (values). Many painters struggle in these areas:
Subject Matter or Theme Selection (do you relate? is it within your skill set?)
Composition (organization of elements)
Design (Every mark matters!)
Simplification (editing out detail)
Massing the values (seeing elements as light, medium and dark)
When to call it finished.
Workshop offers daily lecture, demo, and lesson assignments. Class limited to 15 to provide ample opportunity for questions and individual easel-side assistance.