Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates: June 8 - 10, 2023
Contact: Byron Witt
For the student who wants to break out of the traditional paintings, moving to semi-abstract paintings with good design. This is a watercolor workshop with added collage and whatever tools you already have to make textures. Adding gold for some finishing touches adds to the fun! Students can bring their own subjects like landscapes or florals, and by the end of the workshop, they will learn how to make an abstract background that will set their paintings apart from traditional ones. We will learn how to make small abstracts for warm-ups. Karen calls these Little Abbeys”, her nickname for small abstracts. These have been such a hit, that most students can't stop making them afterwards.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: July 18 - 21, 2023
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $420 (members)
Contact: Tanya Roberts
Link to sign up:
Watercolor Society of Indiana demo is on July 22, 2023
Get ready to paint juicy, wet beginnings and then add detail with a process called Wire Drawing. I named it “wire drawing” because the drawing resembles a wire sculpture. These are done with permanent markers. Subjects can vary widely according to the artists’ preferences. Good examples are birds, fish, people with long hair, abstracts, still life settings, machinery, gears that remind you of steampunk art, etc. Color lessons and lots of design tips make this a win/win workshop! All in all, this workshop will improve your design skills and imagination. One day, we will do small abstracts, using collage and watercolor. These are a huge hit in past workshops. Karen believes that art should be fun and easy.
This workshop is great for students who would like to try acrylic for the first time. We start out by squirting drops of acrylic on the paper and scraping it with a credit card! Students always LOVE this process! Karen even has tricks to make drawing people so easy, so no drawing skills are required. Tricks like squirting with water to create spots, and adding rubbing alcohol to create round shapes, make this workshop at hit with everyone! Wire drawing (a nickname for drawing in a way to resemble a wire sculpture) is Karen’s most popular technique. You will learn to doodle to your heart’s content. Good design will be emphasized also. Subjects can be anything that reads well as a silhouette. Student’s choice! You may use inexpensive paints, so if it’s your first time with acrylics, don’t worry that the cost will be too much.