"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.

   

Watermedia and Collage  -  October 4 - 7casa1 1200
OPELIKA ART HAUS - 500 N. RAILROAD AVE., OPELIKA, AL
Registration

  

Kanuga Watermedia Workshops  -  April 10-16, 2021
Intuitive Painting with Watercolor, Gouache and Ink

Kanuga Conference Center, North Carolina
Registration

 

Waterloo Watercolor Group  -  May 3 - 6, 2021
Intuitive Painting with Watercolor, Gouache and Ink

Austin, Texas
Registration

 

Franciscan LIfe Process Center  -  September 16-18, 2021
Mix it up on Canvas

Lowell, MIichigan 
Registration

 

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society  -  October 18-22, 2021MS Art Colony
Freedom in Watermedia

Buffalo, New York 
Registration 

 

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

Seattle, Washington 
Registration info coming soon

 

 

 

 

 OSA workshop pic
Oregon Society of Artists Workshop, August 2019

 

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