"Like a researcher in his laboratory, I am the first spectator of the suggestions drawn from the materials. I unleash their expressive possibilities, even if I do not have a very clear idea of what I am going to do. As I go along with my work I formulate my thought, and from this struggle between what I want and the reality of the material - from this tension - is born an equilibrium."   -  Antoni Tapies

 

Freedom in Watermedia

The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque creating a library of design elements using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

 

Intuitive Painting with Watercolor, Ink and Gouache

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

 

Mixed Media/Collage on Canvas

Participants in the Mix it up on Canvas workshop will create mixed media/collage paintings on canvas using an intuitive process, starting with no preconceived notions or outcome. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with semi-arbitrary application of collage materials in combination with acrylic, gesso, acrylic mediums and assorted mark-making tools. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist’s personal aesthetic. The workshop is open to students of all levels of experience.

 

 

Mississippi Art Colony  -  September 23-27, 2019 
Guest Artist

Camp Henry S. Jacobs
Utica, MS
More information and registration

 

Artensity Workshops  -  October 28-30, 2019flpc workshop
Freedom in Watermedia

Ann Arbor, Michigan 
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Arizona Art Supply  -  November 2, 2019 
Intuitive Studies in Watecolor, Ink and Gouache

4025 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Arizona Art Supply  -  November 8, 2019 
Intuitive Studies in Watecolor, Ink and Gouache

4025 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Northern Arizona Watercolor Society  -  November 22, 2019
Demonstration/Presentation

Sedona United Methodist, Sedona, AZ 
9:00 AM

 

Terravita Art League (2 days) - January 22 and 29, 2020
Mix it up on Canvas

Mixed Media on Canvas 
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Arizona Watercolor Association  -  March 12, 2020
Demonstration/Presentation

Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ 
7:00 PM

 

Arizona Watercolor Association  -  March 14, 2020
Intuitive Studies in Watecolor, Ink and Gouache

Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ 
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Franciscan LIfe Process Center  -  May 12-14, 2020
Mix it up on Canvas

Lowell, MIichigan 
Registration

 

Alabama Art Colony  -  October 2-7, 2020
Watermedia

Childrens Harbor - Lake Martin, Alabama
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Kanuga Watermedia Workshops  -  April 10-16, 2021
Intuitive Painting with Watercolor, Gouache and Ink

Kanuga Conference Center, North Carolina
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Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society  -  October 18-22, 2021
Freedom in Watermedia

Buffalo, New York 
Registration info coming soon 

 

Northwest Watercolor Society  -  October 24-27, 2022
Freedom in Watermedia

Seattle, Washington 
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