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2018

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins - Everything About Color
September 17-18, 2 Days, All Levels

       

"I can hear you say, 'All I want to do is paint; I don't want to think about it!'
For me, all I want is success!" - Nancy Collins

Unlike other mediums, watercolor artists have to pay attention to color combinations so they do not create the dreaded MUD!

Nancy will help you understand the characteristics of watercolors, and how to make them perform in the manner that suits you. The information that you will obtain by being in this class will open doors to a wider variety of techniques and understanding. There will be a discussion on how many colors it takes to make a color wheel, what are complimentary colors, and how that affect your eyes as well as your paintings. Whatever the subject; landscapes, flowers, portraits, or still life, this class will give you the tools for dynamic paintings. She will address many more subjects and welcomes any questions you may have.

Learn more about Nancy and visit her website at Nancy Collins Art.  There are short videos for your viewing.

Workshop location:  Cal State East Bay, East of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border. Details.

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Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall - Painting the Figure from Photographs
August 14-17, 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, Ted Nuttall believes that it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. In his workshop, Ted will demonstrate the techniques, and instill the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting, plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. What’s more, significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive, Ted encourages, in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art–regardless of their skill level.

To learn more about Ted, see his website at http://www.tednuttall.com/

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart - Painting Light in Watercolor
July 19-21, 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

    

Iain’s workshop will explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. An Award-winning watercolorist, his sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Students will follow him in group demonstrations from photographs provided by Iain. More experienced painters are encouraged to work from their own photography. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all with a broad mix of experience and skill levels represented. Most importantly, Iain allows as much time as possible for one on one instruction and critique. After all, a workshop should focus on the student and not how well the instructor can paint. In the end, it's about you and your experience and whether it will help you to continue on your artistic journey.

Learn more about Iain at his website:  http://www.stewartwatercolors.com/

Workshop location:  East of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Eric Wiegardt

Eric Wiegardt

Eric Wiegardt, AWS-DF, NWS - Wiegardt's Painterly Watercolors
April 18-21, 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    EricWiegardt

Eric’s workshops are designed to loosen up even the tightest painter and break the niggling detail habit. Painting loose is much more than a technique. It requires an understanding of specific design concepts in order to free one’s mind. Each day, Eric will focus on one of these principles. He will show how to construct a beautiful painting in one sitting, and free creative thinking from cumbersome theories of color and composition. There will be time for individual instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. All levels of expertise and individual style will benefit from Eric’s broad depth of experience.

For more information, visit Eric's website at www.ericwiegardt.com

Location: Cal State East Bay, Concord - Art Lab, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord CA  94521 Details.

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Jeannie McGuire

Jeannie McGuire

Jeannie McGuire - Figurative Design, Character is More
March 19-22, 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced