2023 Workshops

Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dates:  June 8 - 10, 2023

Contact:  Byron Witt


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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. 

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Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date:   July 18 - 21,  2023
Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $420 (members)
Contact: Tanya Roberts 
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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.

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Location: Miami, FL
Date:  Somewhere between Oct. 7 - 13, 2023 
Contact:  Marilyn Johansen

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