Currently Scheduled 2020 Painting Classes & Workshops
2020 Watercolor Classes at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (MCMA)
Winter Session at MCMA
February 13-March 19, 2020
Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 12. Classes held at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
All levels welcome! Participants can expect to receive individualized instruction on the planning and execution of multiple completed watercolor paintings and multiple exercises during the workshop. Techniques for creating dramatic lighting and mood will be covered along with exploration of materials through demonstration and practical application. Realism, representationalism and abstract styles will be explored. New subject matter is explored every session and not repeated for returning students. Students are required to bring their own supplies; list is available on the MCMA registration page.
A more comprehensive info sheet for supplies and related links is available here
MCMA is located at 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30060
2020 Watercolor Classes at Paulding Fine Arts Association
Winter Session in Dallas, GA
January 13-February 17, 2020
Adult Watercolor: 6 week sessions on Mondays
Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 12. Classes held at the Paulding Fine Arts Association
All levels welcome! Participants can expect to receive individualized instruction on the planning and execution of multiple completed watercolor paintings and multiple exercises during the workshop. Techniques for creating dramatic lighting and mood will be covered along with exploration of materials through demonstration and practical application. Realism, representationalism and abstract styles will be explored. New subject matter is explored every session and not repeated for returning students.
Paulding Fine Arts Association is located at 11 Courthouse Square, Dallas, GA 30132
Gathering of Artisans 2020 • Black Mountain, NC
Registration will be open soon for 3 new watercolor sessions.....join my mailing list to receive updates!
Gathering of Artisans 2020
August 26-30, 2020
August 26-30, 2020
Creating Mood With Watercolor
Thursday, August 27, 2020
This watercolor session will allow students to paint rich landscape and still life subjects in a loose dynamic style, utilizing the power of color and contrast to evoke mood and atmosphere. Students will be led step by step through various techniques, effects and strategies to develop emotive works that elevate the subject beyond the standard photo reference. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
Embellished Abstract Watercolor
Two separate sessions are available:
Friday, August 28, 2020 and Saturday, August 29, 2020
The purpose of this class is to explore the cry of your artistic heart by creating a larger, emotive piece based on your personal experience, current spot in the journey, healing, etc. Students will be guided through a variety of techniques to build multiple color and texture effects in addition to connecting with their own unique creative process. Students will be encouraged to work with a sense of freedom to develop and unlock their individual styling. Using nature themes as a foundation, we’ll build abstractly using water based media, fiber, and other smaller watercolor paintings, to create a very personalized artistic representation of each artist’s heart.
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The Tuscan Landscape in Watercolor • May 19-27, 2020
2 vacancies left before registration closes • click here for more info or to register
Arezzo • Sansepolcro • Monterchi • Montepulciano • Pienza • Cortona
Guests will have ample opportunities to paint the beautiful Tuscan landscape in watercolor. This plain air tour is located in central Italy, in the heart of Tuscany, providing guests with stunning springtime views of the Italian landscape. Painting sessions will include on site painting at the Villa, as well as nearby excursions that provide an immersive experience with Renaissance era architecture and history. The painting sessions will be facilitated by Jill Williams, an American watercolorist based near Atlanta with over 20 years as a professional fine artist and workshop instructor. Landscape painting in watercolor is her specialty, and her experience and teaching style have helped numerous students achieve wonderful results with this medium. Guests can expect to observe helpful demonstrations and receive individualized instruction to achieve lush landscapes with visual impact. A supply list is available, and fully stocked supply kits are available for an extra fee for guests who do not wish to travel with supplies.
Learn more about this amazing experience and your hosts at Villa Casafredda La Fiorita, who are dedicated to making your Italian painting vacation feel like your home away from home.
If you have specific questions about the watercolor sessions, feel free to contact me directly.