Postponed due to Coronavirus-stayed tuned for updates
“Creating Art that Dazzles”
October 7–10, 2020 (4 days) / Wednesday–Saturday 9:30a-4:00p
Sons of Norway Hall: 2400 Grant Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Randy keeps things light in his workshops, which provides an opportunity to try new things, to be pushed outside your comfort zone. He wants everyone to have fun and relax, because this makes it easier to get better results. Come join us and learn “how and why” the following concepts work…
1) KNOW HOW WE SEE. We see objects as shapes, with far less detail than we think we see. Excess information often dilutes the message of your painting. Give the viewer an opportunity to fill in the gaps and become an active participant in your work, to “see” what you might have left slightly undefined.
2) BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS. Value Contrast (near or far), Light and Shadow (depth and volume), and Lost and Found Edges (for variety). All of this is how we actually see!
3) VISUALIZATION. Before we begin to paint we must prepare a good roadmap. Have we thought about where we want to take our viewer? Weak or unsuccessful paintings are usually the result of overlooking this critical step of creating a strategy or game plan. Once we begin we don’t want to have to second-guess ourselves or overthink. Instead, we want to be sure-handed and paint from the heart with bold brushwork. Remember, our job is to entertain the eye, and to provide the unexpected – all of which needs to be in our master plan.
“In this workshop we will create dynamic, textured patterns by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, salt, stones and other elements. We will see how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on our surfaces. These “starts or beginnings” will then be developed into a finished painting. The workshop will also emphasize composition and the elements and principles of design.”
Sponsored by Southwest Washington Watercolor Society.
Workshop participants will have access to their kitchen and can bring your own lunch, coffee and drinks.
20 Students Maximum!
Costs for Artists: $100 Deposit – $350 Member Rate / $400 Non-member.
Check should be made out to SWWS and mailed to:
SWWS Workshop, PO Box 2876, 2700 Caples Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661
A supply list will be sent to each registrant after deposit is received. A $100 deposit is required to hold a space. The balance is due 30 days prior, on September 7th, 2020. Note: If you have registered and paid, you must cancel prior to September 7th for a full refund.
Contact Trish Johnston for more information at email@example.com