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Workshop: Watercolor Over a Cross-Hatched Underdrawing with Ken Goldman

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Ken Goldman
Date:  Thursday, August 2
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm with an hour break for lunch
Cost: $119 CAE members / $132 non-members
Maximum students: 20

Registration Deadline: July 20

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Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher and juror.  A recipient of numerous awards, he has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions around the world, most recently in the International Fabriano en Aquarello 2015, in Italy.  He is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies as well as the San Diego Watercolor Society, and is the current President of the National Watercolor Society.  His work has been featured in magazines such as International ArtistThe Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic, as well as in the Splash series of books volumes 12 and 13. In this workshop, Ken will guide students in Understanding how pencil-stroke directions turn flat 2-d shapes into convincing 3-d volumetric forms. These techiques create greater depth in all of your watercolor paintings? Participants will learn how to put a final composition together using value studies, small color thumbnails, layers of tracing paper. Take Stephanie Goldman’s workshop on August 2, and you’ll already have additional value techniques that will add to your work with Ken. This technique works well for all subjects, not just figures and portraits. Participants should bring their favorite photos to work from – Flora, fauna, still life, landscape or figures/portraits. Ken will demonstrate this technique at the beginning of class and then throughout the day whenever necessary.

Discussion and critiques will follow the workshop session. Some drawing skill is necessary for this workshop.


Supply List: Ken Goldman

  • Mechanical pencil with .5 mm HB lead, sandpaper (for sharpening), small sketchpad, tape, tracing paper and a kneaded eraser.
  • Your favorite paints paper and brushes.  
    • Any good watercolor paper 22×30 – (please no Strathmore Student Grade) – several sheets of 140lb cold and hot pressed (or Yupo if you prefer to try it).
    • Foam Core sheet and clips to hold the watercolor paper – 23×31″ – 3/16″ thick
    • Watercolors, water container, rags or soft Paper Towels/ Kleenex – Bring your own preferred colors with a traveling hand-held palette or a regular palette such as Pike, Woods, Laird or Quiller.
    • Minimum colors I use – Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Veridian and Hooker’s Green, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and an Opaque white
    • Brushes: My favorites – large Robert Simmons Goliath and a 1″ flat synthetic with a scraper on the end. I also use a # 6 and # 12 synthetic sable for smaller work


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31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439 United States
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