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Watercolor: Plein Air and Expressive Approach

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July 5, 2022
July 7, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

This is a three-day workshop offering a combination of plein-air watercolor painting and studio painting. Each day we will do plein-air watercolor in the morning and studio work in the afternoon to explore personal expressions with wet-in-wet and imaginative color. There will also be an easy hike and tour of the Salmon River Estuary, led by forest ecologist Dr. Sarah Greene, to help participants more fully appreciate the local environment. Participants will gain physical, esthetic and intellectual knowledge of the ecosystem around Sitka through the process of watercolor painting and the guided ecology lecture.

About the Instructor(s)

Satoko was born in Kyoto, Japan, and came to the United States to pursue fine art and art history. She enjoys being a full-time artist after a long teaching career in the United States, Italy and Japan. Her mediums are watercolor, sumi ink and oil. She enjoyed pléin air painting and studio work, in which she pursues the theme of transiency in nature and life. Her teaching focuses on the understanding of watercolor materials, cultivating one's intuitive knowledge and self-reflection in the process of painting with watercolor medium which instruct us how to be flexible in the process of painting as well as how we are.

Materials List: Students Bring

- Watercolor brush #14 round connoisseur or Princeton brand - Very important

- Watercolor primary colors - Azo Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Light. Preferably M Graham, but another brand will be fine.

- 6B and HB, or slightly lighter pencil - Note: the 6B pencil is for doing a thumbnail drawing, the light one is used for doing a preliminary line drawing on watercolor paper

- Sketchbook (5"x8" or larger) - This is to do a small drawing before you paint to determine your composition. If you do not have a sketch book, you can bring a few sheets of drawing paper

- Two water bottles - one for you and the other for painting

- Other watercolor paint - if you have some

- Other watercolor brushes - if you have some

- Stool or chair to sit down

Optional :

- Drawing pens

- Plein air easel for watercolor painting

- Paper towels

Personal items that may improve your Plein Air experience :

- hat with wide brim in case of sun

- good walking shoes

- casual clothing

- sunscreen

- insect repellant

- warm jacket in case of wind

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Watercolor paper (Arches 140 lbs. Cold press)

• Watercolor primary colors (Azo Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Light)

• Other Watercolor color tubes which will be necessary to use during the workshop

• Watercolor brush #14 for everyone

• Board to secure the watercolor paper during painting

• Clothespins

• Paper towels

• Tissues

• (Participants will take home three primary watercolor tubes, a #14 brush and watercolor paper)

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