Friday, September 7, 2018

Watercolor Workshops for 2019

Workshops Descriptions 
 Please read: The Workshop Experience  
Negative Painting with Watercolor
Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate and beyond
Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create interesting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. Students will benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help.   


Sketching Techniques with Watercolor 
Workshop Skill Level: All
Enjoy the charming, loose, and colorful nature of watercolor at its best, while sketching! Sharpen your observation skills, color awareness and learn simple design principles. Each day we’ll explore various sketching tools, techniques and papers. Learn how a sketch can be complete in itself, or a road map to larger studio paintings. Whether you want to improve your drawing skills, create travel journals or take that next step as an artist you will come away from this workshop excited and inspired about your artwork.  Students will benefit from informative demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help.   


The Illustrated Journal with Watercolor 
Workshop Skill Level: All
The Illustrated journal is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we’ll explore different drawing techniques, watercolor, and ink. Whether you’re interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life…amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You’ll come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice. Workshop participants will benefit from demonstrations, encouragement and individual help.   



Plein Air Sketching with Watercolor------European and U.S. Destinations
Skill level: All
Explore watercolor at its best while sketching on location. Focus of the workshop will be the picturesque architecture and colorful gardens. Each location offers a multitude of views to please any artist!
Develop your observation skills and color awareness by observing from life. Enjoy the freedom of being able to move freely from one view to another with lighter sketching gear. Discover how to create watercolor sketches that expresses a feeling of place. Explore different techniques for drawing and painting. Benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help.  My European workshops have included Provence, Spain, Tuscany...and in 2019 Belgium!  


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Please visit website links and contact information for workshops.


January 4-6, 2019    Negative Painting with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
Schroeder Studio,Orange, CA

February 13-15, 2019    Negative Painting with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
Southwestern Watercolor Society, Dallas, TX, Contact: Lou Bono loubono5@gmail.com

March 4-7, 2019   Negative Painting with Watercolor, 4-Day Workshop
Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, Seattle, WA
Contact: 206-223-9599

March 21-23, 2019    Sketching Techniques with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
California Watercolor Association, Walnut Creek, CA

April 8-11, 2019    Negative Painting with Watercolor, 4-Day Workshop
Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ

May 3-5, 2019    Illustrated Journal with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
Art Supply Warehouse, Westminster, CA, Contact: rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com 

May 20-23, 2019    Plein Air Pasadena, 4-Day Workshop
South Pasadena, CA  Contact: Brenda SwensonsArt@gmail(dot)com

June 12-19, 2019  Belgium Plein Air Sketching Wait List 
Hosted by French Escapades

June 19-26, 2019 Belgium Plein Air Sketching 2 Spots open
Hosted by French Escapades

July 22-24, 2019    Sketching Techniques with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
the STUDIO, South Pasadena, CA, Contact Brenda: SwensonsArt@gmail(dot)com

August 12-14, 2019    Illustrated Journal with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
the STUDIO, South Pasadena, CA, Contact Brenda: SwensonsArt@gmail(dot)com

September 9-12, 2019    Negative Painting with Watercolor, 4-Day Workshop
the STUDIO, South Pasadena, CA, Contact Brenda: SwensonsArt@gmail(dot)com

October 2-4, 2019    Negative Painting with Watercolor, 3-Day Workshop
AGTV, Loudon, TN, Website: www.tellicoartguild.org 
Contact: Cindy Vermeersch, vermeerschci@gmail.com

October 7-11, 2019    Illustrated Journal with Watercolor, 5-Day Workshop
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Boone, NC

8 comments:

  1. Brenda it looks like you are going to be very busy in the coming year. Hope Boone is doing fine and growing well. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Hi Brenda...The Sketching Techniques workshop on 21-23 Mar 2019 mentions the wrong location in the brief description on this page. Walnut, Ca is in SoCal...but the Cal State East Bay satellite campus is in Walnut Creek (actually, it's in Concord as stated in the longer description in the link).

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  3. wonderful blog..awesome art works

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  4. Brenda, I was enrolled in your October 2019 Illustrated Journal with Watercolor workshop in Boone, but, to my deep disappointment, I’ve had to cancel. Will you be teaching it or your Sketching Techniques with Watercolor workshop in Boone in 2020?

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    1. Susan, Sorry you can't make it... No I won't be at Cheap Joe's 2020. I have other workshops scheduled. I'm not ready to start discussing those dates and locations...yet.

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    2. I understand. I've been wanting to take one of your workshops since that first semester of SBS Seeing back in 2014, so I'll keep watch for upcoming dates and locations. One of these days, it will work out.

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