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Upcoming Art Shows
The 34th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Juried Exhibition will showcase the talents of watercolor artists from across the United States. The show will be on…
Jun 20, 2019 to Jun 23, 2019 - Nihonga: Then and Now
Traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting with Judith Kruger. Make water-based paint from cured shells, minerals, soils, pine soot, indigo and cochineal with natural glue. Learn to stretch Kumohadamashi paper and prepare wood panels. Metallic leafing and oxidation techniques will be covered. Emphasis on the creation of purposeful, multi-layered paintings stemming from ancient practices that embody the power to nurture the spirit. Historical information and powerpoint presentation included. Traditional and abstract painters are welcome. All levels.
More info on http://www.judithkruger.com
Jun 25, 2019 to Jun 28, 2019 - Earth Alchemy: Create Amazing Depth & Texture with Unusual Materials with Sandra Duran Wilson
I love texture and ancient organic ones are the best. Think of metals with gorgeous patinas like copper, rusted metals, crackled surfaces with gloss and grit too. Now we will learn how to apply them to any surface. We’ll put them on fabric, paper, plastic and panels. We will explore materials that are sourced from unusual places such as the home improvement store, the fabric store, the kitchen and the office supply store. I will share how to use acrylic gels, pastes and mediums to expand your texture vocabulary while saving tons of money on paints. Color is my thing and I will give you the three best tips for creating vibrant colors. Learn how to create mood using composition and values and find the narrative within the abstract forms. We begin with playful exercises that will free your creative soul to explore new directions into abstract reasoning.
Jul 25, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019 - Wet & Wild! Paint Vibrant Water Scenes in Brilliant Color with Julie Gilbert Pollard
Learn to make water look wet, reflective and splashy! Painting water that looks wet requires some basic knowledge of the dynamics of how water moves and how objects are reflected in its mirror surface. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating and challenging subject!
This workshop takes place at Port Townsend School of the Arts, 2 hours’ drive from Seattle. For more information, and to register, visit our website: ptarts.org
Julie Gilbert Pollard’s workshop is limited to 12 participants. Save your place today!
Registration deadline: June 5.
Jul 27, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019 - Andrew Gifford: Plein-air oil and acrylic workshop at Marouatte Castle, France
Learn the secrets of landscape and cityscapes from master UK painter Andrew Gifford, color mixes, techniques of layering and glazing different brushes and palette knives to priming and grounding boards. He will demonstrate how to paint from an early sketch to the final piece in the many stunning locals of the region = all while you live in a genuine castle and eat like royalty.
Aug 1, 2019 to Aug 7, 2019 - Kawartha Highlands Canoe-In Art Retreat
Six days in the Ontario backcountry. Locations accessible only by canoe. Canoe, camp, cook and paint like the early North American plein air artists. Every day we do a short paddle from our base camp to a painting location and spend the day capturing the scene. Workshop leader Keith Thirgood has been teaching adults to paint for 12 years and canoeing and camping for most of his life. Keith teaches a step by step approach to plein air, which makes capturing a scene easier than you ever thought possible. He also teaches Modern Colour Theory using his special, limited palette. This set of colours is useful not only en plein air but also in the studio.
The Kawartha Highlands is an amazing place to paint. Forest, bald rock faces, hundreds of islands, sparkling water. On day seven it’s hard to leave.
For more information, visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com.