My classes are intimate groups that gather in selected studio space for individual instruction on projects directed by me as well as those individual projects chosen by the student(s).
Upcoming class dates: Oct 26, Nov 2. Nov 9, Nov 30 and Dec 7, 2016
The concentrated time of a workshop offers uninterrupted exploration of select topics for artists. Common topics include: How to Paint en Plein Air; Working with Watercolor Canvas; Traditional Watercolor and Exciting Collage Techniques; Fun with Underpaintings; Watercolor and Painting with the White of the Paper; and many other subjects. I will travel to your location for groups with a minimum of ten students and a maximum of twenty and I will provide or have for sale select supplies and/or unique project items, as needed. Please contact me to request a workshop or demonstration for your group. Cost: Determined by host organization.
Citrus Watercolor Club (CWC) see www.citruswatercolorclub.org for details
Friday, April 8, 2016 - Demonstration
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - One day workshop
Not only does one benefit from the concentrated time and uninterrupted exploration of his/her creativity, but travels away from home offer new experiences in sites, history, culture, and friends that are unmatched in any other setting. Your senses and artistry are awakened in whole new ways. You will be amazed how much your paintings improve once you allow yourself the experience of living in a scene you will capture in paint!
I hope you will join me in my upcoming travel/adventure workshop(s):
2016 Southwestern France - LeVieux Couvent, Frayssinet France
September 19 - 29, 2016
For a brochure: Click on LINKS to view brochure OR contact me at [email protected] OR
call/text: (612) 889-7995
Additional information is provided at: http://www.thevillagesartworkshops.com/Travel.htm OR click on LINKS
RECOMMENDED CLASS SUPPLY LIST
(Note: Workshop and travel/adventure workshops have an abbreviated list that will be supplied upon registration)
Holbein, Windsor & Newton, and Rembrandt are all excellent brands of watercolor paint. I prefer transparent colors and a good starting point is:
New Gamboge French Ultramarine Blue
Raw Sienna Cobalt Blue
Quinacridone Gold Cerulean Blue
Burnt Sienna or Daniel Smith's Antwerp Blue
Quinacridone Burnt Orange Pthalo Blue or
Scarlet Lake Winsor Blue Green Shade
Winsor or Permanent Red Hooker's Green
Alizarin Crimson Permanent Sap Green
- 1 ½" Wash Brush
- Script Brush - I prefer Silver Brush Black Velvet #1 or #3
- 1/2" Flat Brush
- Small (#6), Medium (#8 and/or #10), and Large (#12 or #14) Round brushes. An excellent all purpose round brush is the Silver Brush Black Velvet Script Liner #8, which is my workhorse.
- Stephen Quiller Round or Traveler Palette - I prefer this because you can arrange your paints like a color wheel.
- 140lb. or 300lb. Arches Bright White Cold or Hot Pressed Paper
We will work mostly on sheets 15"X22" or larger. If you do not have this paper I will have supplies of it for purchase.
- Journal/notebook - for your notes and ideas/thoughts.
- Misting Bottles:
one fine mister (the center tube is very narrow, often body sprays and some hair sprays have this) and
one big blobber (the center tube is rather thick, like a Windex bottle).
- Water Container - Preferably one with 3 or 4 good size wells like the round storage bin at Lowe's or Home Depot. The main ingredient of watercolor is WATER and we're going to use our fair share of it.
- Support board - Gator Board, masonite and plexi-glass are all good choices.
- HB or 2H Drawing Pencil, Masking Fluid, #4 Palette Knife or smaller - the key is that the tip be very flexible & somewhat pointy, Paper Towels, Salt (Kosher, Sea or Table), Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper
Bring photos, magazine clippings, or live samples of vegetables, fruits, flowers or other subjects you would like to paint. Look for strong light and dark contrast.