Workshops

4 Sunday Afternoons beginning 03/03/2019
$140/$122.50 member price
Tannery Arts Center
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In this workshop, studens will gain a solid understanding of all things watercolor: papers and brushes, watercolor paint properties, color theory, simple and alternative techniques and more.

 
5 Tuesday Mornings beginning 03/19/2019
$160/$140 member price
Santa Cruz Art League
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This series course is designed to take the basics learned in the SCAL Keeping a Nature Sketchbook to the next level by focusing on the textures that can be found in organic surfaces.  Feathers, bark, fur, rocks, scales and more will be our subjects to learn such illustration technqiues as ink & scratchboard, color pencil, gouache, and graphite.  Various grounds and supports will be introduced and explored for each technique.

 
One day workshop, Saturday 05/11/2019
$89
Santa Cruz Art League
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Gouache is an overlooked watercolor medium that has amazing versatility and can transcend the boundaries of many other mediums.  It can wash like watercolor, blend like an opaque oil, and dry brush like acrylic.  Best of all it sidesteps the need to plan and reserve whites as in watercolor.  It's water soluble nature allows for tremendous travel capability and set up ease and cleanup.  Since it's dry time is fast, as in watercolor, you can paint, mat, frame and hang in a day.

This introduction to gouache will cover it's many strengths, from reintroducing lights (highlights) and delicious velvety matt finish, to intensely rich pigments and luscious handling.

 
One day workshop, Saturday 06/08/2019
$89
Santa Cruz Art League
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In this one day workshop, additional gouache and grisaille application techniques will be explored.  Instruction, demos, and exercises will be available to further the artist's understanding of the nature of this fascinating and versatile medium.

 
Date & Time: TBD
Cost: Varies on group size
Location: Santa Cruz, California

 
Date & Time: TBD
Cost: varies
Location: My studio or your school site

Curriculum development for Teacher's workshop.