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Drawing Without Fear
October 6-10, 2014

Glow With Watercolor
October 11-14, 2014

 

Peggy Sands

BORN INTO AN artistic family in New York, Peggy Sands' early exposure to art was an integral part of her childhood. Her formal education began at age 13 in her high school art room. There she learned the fundamentals of art and design, drawing, painting and printmaking. Professional recognition came early; at 16 she won an honorable mention in Seventeen Magazine's National Illustration contest; three years later she went on to win 1st prize. Sands attended Rhode Island School of Design, (RISD), studying with Dale Chihuly and Jun Kaneko, among others.


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Drawing Without Fear
October 6-10, 2014

Taught with patience, humor, and the practical goal that you will be able to enjoy drawing for the rest of your life, this course is designed for absolute beginners and those who wish to refresh their drawing skills. Guiding you toward your own personal style, the class explores five key techniques of drawing and different ways they can be creatively combined. Using time honored teaching methods, one on one instruction and demonstration, drawing will be demystified, making it easy and rewarding to learn to draw in just 5 days.

October 6-10, 2014
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TUITION: $520 ($25 materials fee payable to instructor covers all materials)

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Class meets 10 - 5 on the first day, 9 - 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch. All materials included.



 

 

 

 

 

Glow With Watercolor
October 11-14, 2014

GLOW! In this workshop the focus is on color; on creating rich, luminous, glowing color. All water-based mediums are welcome, however I will work and demonstrate in watercolor, and we will be working with the transparent element of water-based mediums.
Often colors cannot be matched to what is seen in nature or a photo, the luminousity gets lost. There are many many tricks to recreating this vibrant color, most of them surprisingly simple. You will learn how to work within your palette to achieve the glow you want. (And we?ll go over the basics of how to work with water and color to create those wonderful watery effects: wet into wet, scumbling, glazing... and more).

October 11-14, 2014
Register

TUITION: $425
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. 

Class meets 10 - 5 on the first day, 9 - 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.


Workshop Materials List


Glow Materials List

reference Material
Please bring some pictures: either from magazines or photos that you’d like to paint from. If you’re a beginner bring a few simple ones, (no figures or faces, less detail and high contrast is easier). I would not suggest faces. They will make you cry.

PAINT

REDS
cadmium red medium
alizeran crimson
cadmium red light* ONLY IF YOU WANT TO DO PORTRAITS (which I don’t do)

BLUES
ultramarine blue
cerulean blue, Winsor Newton
indigo

YELLOWS
aurolian yellow
cadmium yellow,  Winsor Newton*
quinocridone gold (Daniel Smith)

GREENS
pthalo green BS
permanent sap green 

EARTH TONES
yellow ochre or raw sienna
burnt sienna
quinocridone burnt sienna (Daniel Smith)
sepia
van dyke brown or burnt umber
permanant brown*
venetian or Indian red*

NEUTRALS
neutral tint Winsor Newton*

* colors I use and like but are not essential.

All these watercolors are available online at danielsmith.com for a good price. I prefer certain colors from Winsor Newton, as marked, otherwise I use Daniel Smith. Quinacridone gold must be Daniel Smiths. I’ll explain in class. www.danielsmith.com

You can find great deals for Winsor Newton paint on ebay. Winsor Newton is also fabulous paint, no problem if you use that.
Holbein, Schminke and a few others are also excellent but pricier than D Smith.
I’d suggest holding off on buying a lot of paint till you know what you like.
With watercolors you definitely get what you pay for. You will not get good color if you don’t shell out for good paint.
Daniel Smith has the best quality / price ratio.

PAPER

Arches 140 lb cold press or rough. Bring 1-2 large sheets to cut up or a watercolor pad. (pricier)

OR

We can order paper in bulk (Arches 140 lb cold press, 22 x 30, runs around $6 /sheet with shipping). Let Peggy know (peggy@peggysands.com) so she knows if we have enough to make a group bulk order.

BRUSHES
You will need 3 brushes: Daniel Smith has information on different types of brushes: sizes, shapes and materials.
Basically natural bristle brushes are way pricier. They last longer, hold much more water/ paint and are softer. You do not need to shell out this kind of money till you have a better idea what you are doing.
Synthetic brushes are fine, especially when you are first learning.
I mostly use DaVinci half synthetic / half natural brushes that I got in Italy. Daniel Smith has good brushes at a good price.

Round No. 4, 5 or 6
Round No. 10
¾ “ or 1” flat

OTHER

masking tape
Containers for water, ie old yogurt containers
palatte
board to paint on (cardboard works fine)
Paper towels

(optional)
masking fluid
spray bottle
cheapie brushes
hairdryer (theres one or two at SAC)

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About Peggy Sands

BORN INTO AN artistic family in New York, Peggy Sands' early exposure to art was an integral part of her childhood. Her formal education began at age 13 in her high school art room. There she learned the fundamentals of art and design, drawing, painting and printmaking. Professional recognition came early; at 16 she won an honorable mention in Seventeen Magazine's National Illustration contest; three years later she went on to win 1st prize. Sands attended Rhode Island School of Design, (RISD), studying with Dale Chihuly and Jun Kaneko, among others. Throughout her four years at art school she freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator, continuing her career in Boston after graduation.

A chance trip to San Gimignano, Italy, rekindled her first love painting. She dusted off her brushes and recommenced, overwhelmed by the incandescent light and color of Tuscany. This led to several working / painting visits to San Gimignano, culminating in a move and the jump to full time painting in 1994. There she painted and sold her watercolors for fourteen years. In 2001 her work was featured in International Artist Magazine. In late 2005, Sands moved to Sedona, Arizona. In June 2007 she received the City of Sedona Professional Artists Grant to further develop a new technique, of painting large acrylics in a watercolor like style.

See more about Peggy on her website www.peggysands.com

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