Making Watercolor Dramatic
$195 member price
$215 for non-members
For those who want to learn some of the fundamental elements needed to produce a dramatic painting, this is the class for you! Join us as we explore the use of negative shapes in painting with watercolor. Find out how to execute both lost and found edges – knowing how to soften and blend your edgework effectively is a critical step in producing expressive paintings. Getting a grip on good brushwork is a learned skill that can be taught. In order for edges of shapes to be varied (lost, softened, blended, or hard-edged) you need to find a comfort zone with your brushwork. This class will get you painting with confidence!
Each class will start with a short demonstration to explain and illustrate the lesson. Each class will include fully illustrated & notated lesson-handouts that break down the skill sets being taught that week. In addition to a demo and explanations by the instructor, there will be at least two hours of student painting time, complete with one-on-one instruction from your teacher.
Class participants should have some previous experience with watercolor, but will be geared for all levels.Supply List
About the Instructor
Randy Hale did undergraduate work in studio design at Principia College. He had the privilege of being taught watercolor in that tradition of painting now known as the California school of watercolor by one of its original members – James Green. Randy went on to earn a graduate degree in Business from the University of Denver. But it was his immersion in studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where he crafted a solid foundation in design and composition. Art Center propelled him into a long and successful career in design, project management, and sales. Pitching creative concepts provided a strong foundation in working successfully with people. Once Randy moved back to Colorado his involvement with numerous art groups led to his serving on several boards, organizing shows both locally and nationally, jurying art exhibitions and providing entertaining painting demonstration programs throughout the country. But Randy’s true passion has proved to be sharing his knowledge as a teacher and workshop instructor. His PAINTED PALETTE TOURS offers students a chance to enjoy the excitement of travel with fellow painters, discovering exotic locations and capturing expressive paintings that provide further enrichment of those travel experiences. His classes and workshops are popular, fill quickly and generate wait-lists with painters eager to join.
Wednesdays January 9-March 6