Watercolor Painting: Playing with Color with Tara Sweeney
$550 ($600 non-member) Thurs.-Sat., September 19-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (3 day workshop)
Spontaneity makes for great fun for complete beginners and for experienced painters alike. Get outside your comfort zone. Try something besides photo realism. Make a bravura mark; imagine a story; find a character; follow a visual path. See what emerges when you stop forcing watercolor to do your bidding and play instead. Learn to follow watercolor’s lead with a limited palette to jump start creativity, wake up your senses and strengthen technique. Build confidence as you explore compositional possibilities, pigment characteristics, wet-into-wet mingling, transparent layering, intentional lost and found edges, and lively brushwork through daily demos, guided exercises, individualized feedback and plenty of time to paint. Tara shares her philosophy of art and process in this versatile and playful approach to watercolor’s unique possibilities. www.tarasweeneyart.com
Tara Sweeney is an award-winning artist, illustrator and author based in Saint Paul, Minnesota who creates with watercolor and ink. Her prolific body of work was recently showcased in TPT2 public television’s MN Original https://www.tpt.org/post/artist-tara-sweeney/ and includes studio painting, plein air sketching and book illustration.
Full payment for this class is due up front no later than August 1st. Tuition includes non-refundable $50 deposit. Refunds will not be made unless your registration can be filled by someone on the waitlist and will not include the $50 deposit.