Contemporary Approaches to Watercolor I and II
Contemporary Approaches to Watercolor Workshops I and II can be taken together or as separate workshops.
They are for everyone who would like to experience watercolors. It will offer a number of projects that use this medium in an experimental and very enjoyable way from learning to use stencils, layers, salt and a variety of texture creating materials. In addition to exploring the medium of watercolor, students will find inspiration in textiles, surface designs, patterns and the natural world. Students will be able to work both representationally and abstractly.
Workshop I will focus on how to use stencils, how to create textures with variety of materials and introduce drawing as an integral part of making an image. We will use gel pens and acrylic markers to integrate the drawing element into the watercolors.
In Workshop II students will be able to try liquid watercolors and gouache in addition to traditional watercolor paints. The workshop will focus on using nature inspired themes and using natural elements to create patterns and more abstract compositions.
In both workshops students will be shown images of contemporary artists using the medium in very inspiring and unexpected ways.
Taught by Boriana Kantcheva
Workshop I, June 6, Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm $65 (ages 16+)
Workshop II, June 13, Sunday, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm $65 (ages 16+)