WINTER 2020 WORKSHOPS

Watercolor Studio Series
Mastering Technique
 
Artspace Hiawatha Lofts
Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Jan. 8th to Feb. 12th (6 weeks)

Join me as we continue to explore the rich dimensions of watercolor in the casual and supportive atmosphere of my studio. The theme for winter will be on mastering technique – with a focus on controlling brushstroke, washes and gradients, color mixing and glazing, combining opacity and transparency, and composition. Other topics may be addressed based on the interests of the participants.
 
This is an intermediate level series.
There is a limit of 5 spaces.
Cost: $300 for the full series or $60/class
(There is currently only one opening on Feb. 5th.) I can put you on a waiting list, however, and if enough people are interested, I'll offer another class on Thursdays. 
 
To register, contact me at lindajamesart@gmail.com
 
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Demystifying Watercolor:
Basic Technique
 
Gage Academy
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
 
This workshop is designed for the beginning watercolor student. It is a fun, no-pressure way to explore the watercolor medium! We will focus on watercolor technique and a clear understanding of the pigments, brushes and papers, but also have time for experimentation, using watercolor and abstraction as the vehicle for personal expression. Over the two days, we will cover best practices for Handling a Brush, Controlling Water and Pigment, Mixing and Layering Colors, and Creating Textural Effects. All techniques will be demonstrated and include hands-on exercises. All paper will be supplied.
 
Cost: $230
To register, click here.
 
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Demystifying Watercolor: 
Color Focus
 
Gage Academy
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
 
Learn how to make the most dynamic use of color in abstract watercolor painting, Using color theory principles, you will learn the best methods for color mixing and layering; how to mix beautiful grays, blacks and neutrals; and how to identify and replicate colors from nature or other sources. We will examine our emotional responses to a selection of paintings and delve into what makes one artist’s use of color more impactful than another.To get the most out of this workshop, basic watercolor experience is necessary. All paper will be supplied.
 
Cost: $230
To register, click here.
 
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Color Field Painting
with Watercolor
 
Gage Academy
5-week class
Fridays, Feb. 21 to March 20
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
 

Level: Intermediate
In this 5-week class, we will focus on color as the primary element in abstract expression. Using examples of prominent color field painters from the mid 20th Century to the present, we will examine the use of color in terms of its emotional and spiritual content. We will also look at the relationship between color and music, and how both resonate with us on a personal level. Exercises will include color experimentation using variations in form, harmony, contrast, balance, repetition, and juxtaposition. All paper will be supplied.

Cost: $265
To register, click here.

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Abstract Composition
in Watercolor

 
Gage Academy
Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
 

Level: Intermediate
There is no hard and fast formula for creating good abstract composition, but there are guidelines to help develop your critical perception of what works and what doesn’t. In this workshop, we will explore concepts of balance and contrast, using value, scale, color, texture, transparency and edges as variables. Then, through observation and critique, we will examine ways to solve compositional problems. All paper will be supplied. 

Cost: $230
To register, click here.