WET & WILD – Plein Air to Studio! Demos and Instruction in Watercolor
with Julie Gilbert Pollard
April 21, 22 & 23, 2022
Learn to paint water that looks wet, reflective and splashy! With stunning Oak Creek as your model, paint water as it splashes around and over the rocky streambed. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating and challenging subject!
An important concept of this workshop is that the joy of a plein air experience should be accessible to all. The equipment suggested is, therefore, of a minimal nature. Our overriding goal is to enjoy the experience!
MORNINGS ON LOCATION for PLEIN AIR SKETCHING OR “LIGHT” PLEIN AIR PAINTING
At a nearby Oak Creek location, do “light” plein air painting, i.e. sketching, color-sketching, etc., using a minimal set-up, or simply taking photos. Demos will be based on a minimal, portable version of plein air work. Nevertheless, the amount of equipment you take is your choice. There are lists of suggested supplies available for levels of activity at both ends of the spectrum.
AFTER LUNCH, CLASSROOM PAINTING
In the SAC studio, using material gathered that morning or on a previous day, work on paintings started on location or begin new paintings, as you wish.
LESSONS WILL FOCUS ON
- The “anatomy” of a water cascade
- Learn to paint rocks that look solid and hard
- Demos in WATERCOLOR
- Maintaining the plein air “feel” and sensitivity in your painting when back the in studio
- Using your photo as inspiration rather than absolute visual fact
- Negative painting lessons for the watercolorist
- The painting process – keeping it manageable
- Creative use of color – color mixing – painting with green – “using color as value” (as seen in Julie’s North Light Books and Videos)
All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting.
There will be demos, instruction at all levels as needed, individual critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
- We require that face masks, covering mouth and nose, be worn in our buildings until further notice. Paper masks are available for no charge. (Note: face shields are not adequate)
- Enrollment in classes and workshops is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.
- Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
- Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center.
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