We are very excited to offer a variety of premier artist workshops in mixed media, watercolors, acrylic and more. Each workshop encourages networking with fellow artists in a studio environment and valuable interaction with instructors.
Acrylic/Mixed Media Journey – $575
Want more expressive art? Want more confidence in yourself and your art? Want to have a transformative experience with like-minded people? Would you like a week of laughter and priceless networking with other artists?
Schedule your play date in Acrylic/Mixed Journey while painting in sunny Pensacola, FL. Enjoy the experience of learning to paint freely and without creative constraints. Set yourself on a path of deeper self expression with 5 fun-filled days of innovation, curiosity and new possibilities. You can expect 2 painting demonstrations and an insightful group critique each day. Joan will spend part of one of the days working on color theory and mixing.
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Batik Explored – $375.00
Wax and watercolor, an interesting mix! Put the two on textured rice paper and wow! You get a look you can’t achieve any other way. Kathie will lead you step by step thru the process of layering watercolor and wax, teaching you all the important skills you need to become an expert. From choosing good photographs for batik to knowing where to put the wax to correcting something after the wax has been removed. This is a super fun medium where imperfection helps! We get a bit messy, but we have fun doing it.
You will be learning from the innovator of this technique. Kathie began this technique 30 something years ago, and from that first publication in American Artist in 1995 and many publications since, her technique has spread worldwide.
Great watercolor skills are not needed for this workshop. What builds a great batik is SHAPE and VALUE.
DAY 1: Students will be familiarized with the technique thru step-by step instructions on a project chosen by the instructor. This is the easiest way to ‘wrap’ your mind around the process of layering wax and color. We will discuss choosing a subject / photo for watercolor batik.
DAY 2: Students will be encouraged to try subject matter of their own choosing. However, they may continue in a step-by step manner, if they choose, by using one of Kathie’s instruction packets which are also step-by step.
Importance will be placed on the creative thought process and development of the subject matter for a batik, as well as using color and value to your advantage. Any subject can be done with batik, but we will look for projects that will be easy ‘starts’ for those just beginning with this process.
DAY 3: This is a day to loosen up! It’s your chance to do some fun things and play a bit. Kathie will bring along some tjap stamps – and ideas! – for you to experiment. OR you can continue to work on the previous day’s project or start something new. Be sure to bring your apron.
Creative and Expressive Watercolors – $575
In this workshop internationally renowned watercolor artist Sterling Edwards will show you how to make your watercolor paintings stand out from the crowd. This workshop is intended for ALL SKILL LEVELS and will cover a wide variety of watercolor techniques and subjects. You will learn how to create energy in your painting with a balance of positive and negative shapes, build rich values and save white paper, how to use expressive color, glazing and charging colors, and much more. You will also learn numerous ways to create drama in your paintings with expressive brushwork and balancing hard and soft edges.
Throughout his career as a professional artist and workshop teacher, Sterling has focused on helping students become more aware of the importance of painting in an interpretive style rather than simply copying what they see. He will show you easy and effective ways to find suitable subject material, how to build a strong composition, and how to create a piece of art that is different and thought provoking.