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Watercolor: Plein Air and Expressive Approach

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Watercolor: Plein Air and Expressive Approach
Instructor(s):
Satoko Motouji
Date and Time:
7/1/2020
-
7/3/2020
10:00 - 4:00
Total Cost:
$
405
Minimum Age Level:
18+
Skill Level:
All Levels
10
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Registration for members begins
February 25, 2020
.
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020
.

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

This is a three-day workshop offering a combination of plein-air watercolor painting and studio painting. On the first and second day, we will paint outdoors. On the third day, we will work in the studio to explore personal expressions with wet-in-wet and imaginative color. There will also be an easy hike and tour of the estuary, led by 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 tour.

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 and studio work, in which she pursue 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 palette or a simple round plate (white without pattern)

• Two plastic water containers (two empty yogurt containers will be sufficient)

• One-inch flat watercolor brush (acrylic hair brush is fine)

• Any watercolor paint (if you have some)

• Any watercolor brush (if you have some)

• 6B and HB or slightly lighter pencil.

(Note: 6B pencil for doing a thumbnail drawing, the light one is used for doing a preliminary line drawing on watercolor paper.)

• A few sheets of drawing paper or sketchbook (5" x8" or larger) for drawing

• Two water bottles (one for you and the other for painting)

• Stool or chair to sit down

• Plein air easel for watercolor painting (if you have one)

• Hat with a wide brim

• A pair of good walking shoes

• Casual clothing

• Sunscreen

• Insect repellant

• Paper towel

• Sanitizer (Optional)

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 the painting

• Clothes pins

• Paper towels

• Tissues

• The students will take three primary watercolor tubes, #14 brush and watercolor paper home.

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