Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed! May 16, 5:00 - 7:30 PM $45

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Learn the Fundamentals of Watercolor
Jun
26
to Jul 31

Learn the Fundamentals of Watercolor

This course will focus on the fundamental techniques of watercolor. Learn about the different personalities of each color and which brushes and papers are most suitable for your work. We will explore watercolor through painting landscapes, and still life from photo references of your choice. Daily demonstrations and individualized instruction. For all levels. 6 sessions, Tuesdays 4:00-6:30PM

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to create varied and exciting textures in your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to paint, press, and print a patchwork of different textures in a multitude of colors, resulting in vibrant geometric paintings to take home! All skill levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.

 

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Copy of Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Copy of Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Copy of Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Stencils on Yupo Paper with Watercolor
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Stencils on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to incorporate the use of stencils into your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to make stencils out of yupo for painting on yupo. We will use the stencils to create a number of small paintings exploring possibilities through color and repetition. All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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