Calendar 2017 - 2018
Watercolor: Still Life, Model, Life
4pm - 7pm
Making watercolors from observation, we will turn our perception into images. Students will work from the still life and from the model. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. Individual attention and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.
Watercolor: Composition and Tone
1pm - 4pm
Work from still life and the model. Emphasis will be on massing in layered, transparent washes initially with a gradual buildup of detail through color and tone. The particular qualities of various pigments will be examined and incorporated to build up areas of transparency and opacity, with emphasis on composition and rhythm.
Watercolor: The Techniques
Mondays & Thursdays
Gain an understanding of traditional watercolor techniques: wet-into-wet, layering transparent washes and experimenting with various papers. The instructor— classically trained in portrait, figure, cityscape, and landscape—will demonstrate loose and controlled watercolor techniques. Teaching will be individually adapted to your direction and level.
Watercolor: The Perception
7pm - 10pm
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1pm - 4pm
Perception as a source for imagery will be explored in this class. Formal elements of painting such as composition, tone, and color will be pursued while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. We will cover basic technique such as wet on wet, dry brush, color mixing by layers and so on. Individual attention demonstrations and group critiques will help each student develop their own voice. All levels are welcome, although prior drawing experience is helpful.
Watercolor: The Exploration
4pm - 7pm
This course will combine loose and controlled watercolor techniques focusing on both still life seasonal motifs which are in bloom and the model. A major focus will be on composition, color, and issues related to the mediums. Students will receive individual attention and instruction, as well as group critiques at the end of each class. There will be a brief demonstration for those who are unfamiliar with the medium.