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Watercolor Beyond the Obvious

"Still128"
by Mike Bailey

2018_Mike Bailey
Watercolor Beyond the Obvious

NOTICE FEE REDUCTION - $100.00 LESS THAN QUOTED IN BROCHURE.  NEW PRICE $645.00, MEMBERS -   SIGN UP NOW!!!

Are your paintings just like all the others you have seen?  Do you have any ideas of what or how to paint without a model or photo?   Would you know where to begin in order to begin a path of artistic growth and understanding that will lead you to better and better paintings? There really is an underlying language that you can learn to “speak” with your brush to create visual poetry and provide the needed foundations for the breakthroughs you seek.

 Awaken your creative senses, excite your mind and learn to reach beyond the obvious to new, extraordinary personal painting statements with the elements and principles taught in this intensive, stimulating workshop.

  • Demo:  No Demo
  • Demo Time: 
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JAN 22, - Mon., APR 2, 2018 (Meets once a week for 10 weeks - Ending MAR 26, 2018,  Presentation APR 2, 2018)
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $645, Non-members $695
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate - Advance
  • Artist's Website: www.mebaileyart.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Loose and Atmospheric Watercolors

"Now You See Me"
by Frank Eber

2018_Frank Eber
Loose and Atmospheric Watercolors

Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge. In this class, Frank will share advanced painting techniques to create atmosphere, balance and unity in your work. Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. 

  • Demo:  February 11
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., FEB 12, - Thurs., FEB 15, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $416 non-members $466
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.frankeber.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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An afternoon of fun with Daniel Smith Watercolors

"Daniel Smith Watercolors"

2018_Scott Stevenson
An afternoon of fun with Daniel Smith Watercolors

Join us for a fun afternoon with DANIEL SMITH watercolor sales representative, Scott Stevenson.  
 
Ever wonder about Quinacridone pigments, or where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, or how a color gets its name or how DANIEL SMITH tests pigments for lightfastness?  This is your chance to get “your” questions answered directly from Scott.  You will hear about the history of DANIEL SMITH and the development of their line of products.  
 
In addition, You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line, with an overview of the complete DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Products.  And for the finale....... you get to put paint to paper!!!

We will have multiple paint "stations" for you to sample the DANIEL SMITH watercolor paints and possibly some freebies too.  All items supplied by DANIEL SMITH.

So, set your calendar and we hope to see you there.

  • Demo:  February 25, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 PM, Historic Hoover Theater, Studio A/B
  • Fee: Free

No Reservations Required

Review Daniel Smith Products and library at http://www.danielsmith.com/

    

Fearless Flowers

"Appleblossom"
by Birgit OConnor

2018_Birgit OConnor
Fearless Flowers

I strive to show that watercolor can be bold, rich and dramatic. Fascinated with depth, shadow and movement, the fluidity of this medium gives me the sense of working with subconscious emotion.  We will spend time going over your reference material and learn how make more powerful and intriguing compositions.  In this three day workshop you will follow along with Birgit in her step-by-step approach. This will allow you to clearly understand and apply the techniques that will result in powerful, lumunious paintings.  

  • Demo:  March 18
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., MAR 19, - Wed., MAR 21, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $377, Non-members $427
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.birgitoconnor.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Use Shapes and Symbols to Create Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes

"Westport by the Sea"
by Joyce Hicks

2018_Joyce Hicks
Use Shapes and Symbols to Create Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes

Joyce brings her passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop. Emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. Joyce teaches simple easy-to-learn methods that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. 

  • Demo:  April 15
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., APR 16, - Wed., APR 19, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $464, Non-members $514
  • Skill Level:  All Levels
  • Artist's Website: www.jhicksfineart.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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Color Pouring and Blending for Exquisite Watercolor Paintings

"Resolution"
by Lian Quan Zhen

2018_Lian Quan Zhen
Color Pouring and Blending for Exquisite Watercolor Paintings

Lian teaches basic techniques such as composition and coloring, and his unique method of "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)".  You will learn how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments paint themselves. You will use only three primary colors for painting and get amazing results.


  • Demo:  June 10
  • Demo Time: 1:30 PM
  • Workshop Dates: Mon., JUN 11, - Thurs., JUN 14, 2018
  • Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop Fees: Members $450, Non-members $500
  • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner and Up
  • Artist's Website: www.lianspainting.com
  • Email workshops@scvws.org for more information

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