Next Level Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, July 19th, 2020 9:30am-12:30pm
Workshop fee includes all supplies, instruction, and refreshments
Limited to 12 participants
This workshop is recommended for those with some watercolor experience. The Foundation Watercolor Workshop is not a required prerequisite, but provides a nice base to build upon with this workshop. I do not recommend this workshop for children. (If you are below age 16 or are a parent interested in attending with your child under the age of 16, please drop me a line to discuss.)
This workshop presents next-level concepts and techniques in watercolor and art-making. By delving deeper into the watercolor medium, you will discover how to truly make it your own and derive joy from painting subjects that most spark your interest. In essence, painting is the process of turning a vision (whether an idea or something you see directly) into a picture. The magic happens when you progress to the point of feeling that you have a command of the process and are able to communicate your unique vision through your art. This workshop is about finding your artistic voice and learning how to use your tools to make your vision come alive.
During this workshop, you can expect to learn about:
- Watercolor artists past & present
- Customizing your supplies for your specific painting practice
- Next level brush handling, color mixing, composition, and watercolor technique
- Choosing watercolor paper, including working on tinted papers
- Handling "mistakes"
- Using references & finding inspiration elsewhere
- Distilling your vision & finding your own creative voice
This workshop will answer the following questions:
Which are the best colors to use?
How do I use references responsibly?
Are natural hair brushes really better and worth the money?
How do I avoid feeling overwhelmed and just enjoy the painting process?
How do I create work that brings me joy and find pleasure in the process before my skillset is completely developed?
Participants will be provided with all necessary supplies for beginning watercolors including:
Greenleaf & Blueberry Travel Palette
Watercolor Paper Sheets
What you can expect to come away with (in addition to your supplies):
This workshop is designed to take you to the next level beyond the basics. You will be able to leave at the end of the session with a roadmap to discovering and crafting your own unique artistic style and a solid set of techniques to assist you in bringing your visions to life.
This workshop will be limited to 12 people so that I can spend time addressing any and all questions and allow one-on-one attention for each participant. Each workshop will also be three hours long with one fifteen minute break in the middle. Both workshops (the Foundation Workshop and the Next Level Workshop) are stand-alone and need not be taken together, but are designed to dovetail nicely for those that elect to attend both and are looking for a weekend of total immersion in watercolors.
I believe in a relaxed, open, and positive learning environment. Questions and discussion will be welcomed and encouraged. Upon arrival, participants will be greeted with hot tea and tasty snacks before finding a place at the table, which will be festively arranged with fresh flowers. Each place setting will be personalized and include an informational packet with a collection of watercolor painting supplies for you to use during the workshop and take home with you.
Please Note: Workshop enrollment is non-refundable. Please double-check your calendar before making your reservation (so that you don't inadvertently prevent someone else from being able to attend). I appreciate your understanding!