BAY AREA WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
beginner and intermediate
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2-6 pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT.27&28, 10 am-2pm 1-3 day option (3 days for total beginners)
San Francisco Bay Area, El Sobrante
Tuition: $185 includes materials for beginners
$175 with your own materials
(suggested watercolor materials list sent upon registration)
- Learn the pigments that never make mud. (Don’t buy any grey, brown, or black!!) Make your browns, darks, and grays by mixing.
- Experience the three aspects of color–and other tools–to create the illusion of space and set a mood.
- Learn never-fail- for-anyone drawing for painting method.
- Plan for dynamic composition
- Explore many exciting ways of applying and moving paint around without using a brush.
- Witness a demonstration of several ways to repair ruined or unsuccessful watercolors.
people may bring paintings they are not happy with and rework them here with my materials.
A small, intimate, intensive workshop taught by Judith Greenleaf M.A., a retired college art instructor (Santa Rosa Jr. College, College of the Redwoods, El Camino College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College,) and workshop leader (Mendocino Art Center, Gualala Arts, and privately) on the Mendocino Coast, Baja California, and other locations.
This workshop would also be useful for people with some experience painting in other media. Includes ‘Painting Clinic”
Private instruction could be arranged.
BAJA CALIFORNIA 2015
JANUARY 24-28 MARCH 20-24
San Jose del Cabo Los Zacatitos
TUITION: $350 Includes materials
$300 with your own materials suggested material list upon registration. I will bring materials from the U.S. for those registering before November 1, 2014
Plein Air artists (intermediate and advanced) will work outdoors in whatever media they choose. We will focus on issues specific to plein air painting: planning your painting, studies and photos for reference and for studio work, responding to changing light, contemplating your work to deciding on your next steps and how you might complete the work in the studio or develop a series.
HOW IT WORKS
Beginners and Intermediates in Watercolor will learn everything necessary to make watercolor a part of your life.
- Drawing for painting
- Planning dynamic paintings
- Creating space
- Choosing and mixing pigments
- Applying the paint in exciting ways. Letting the paint and water do the work without using a brush!
- total beginners will do a contour drawing and a watercolor on the first day.
Intermediate and Advanced painters will paint ‘en plein air’ in whatever media they choose, from the inspiring images that surround us.
The plein air painters get a brief presentation and go off to paint while I work with the beginners and those who want a review of watercolor techniques. After about 3 hours, I meet with the Plein Air painters again, we see what they have done. We have a group critique, and the appropriate teaching follows.
This is a very small mixed level class which enriches everybody and is flexible and responsive to individual needs. The critiques are encouraging (so I have been told) and help students learn to analyze paintings, their own and that of others, and plan their next steps.
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