FEARLESS WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS
May 25, 2017 Thursday, 1 Session
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Instructor: Joyce Clair
Class Fee: $45.00 non-members + $10.00 Supply Fee
$40.50 BRMAA Members + $10.00 Supply Fee
Watercolor painting can be fun and fearless if you have a plan, know how to use basic tools and techniques, and just “go with the flow”. The goal is to paint loosely to create your impression of an image. Mistakes are expected, not perfection. Some mistakes are “happy accidents” and others may be corrected if needed. Yes, watercolor can be corrected and you will learn these “secrets” from the Instructor. This class is for beginners with no experience or some experience. After a practice session, the class will sketch and paint an 8X10 landscape or waterscape step-by-step with the Instructor. The finished painting will be placed in a 11X14 mat, ready for framing. You will learn how to plan, control and fix watercolor. The techniques learned are characteristics of watercolor paint, proper tools, basic watercolor painting techniques, color theory, color mixing and composition tips. The supply fee includes: watercolor paper and paint, brushes, mat and other supplies to paint one painting.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Joyce enjoys painting nature in watercolors to create a loose translation of the subject. Her representational impressionist style is noted for dramatic lighting and clean colors. Her works may be seen at ArtWorks in Hiawassee and Art N’ Antiques Etc. in Blairsville. Her works are also exhibited at Brasstown Valley Resort, Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center, and Helen Arts & Heritage Center.
Joyce began painting seriously in the early 1990’s with classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Later she painted weekly for 2 years with Dr. Morris Green of the Maryland College of Art & Design. Joyce also attended workshops with Frank Webb, Zoltan Szabo, Skip Lawrence, and Tom Lynch. Her works are influenced by the watercolor master, Ed Whitney (1891-1987).
Joyce shares her enthusiasm for watercolor painting with students. Her beginner watercolor series are held at ArtWorks, Blue Ridge Art Center, and Helen Art & Heritage Center. Joyce encourages students to be bold and fearless as mistakes can usually be fixed. Joyce demonstrates tips to control watercolor but also how to allow watercolor to flow on paper for beautiful and spontaneous results.
Joyce hosts a “Wine, Women, and Watercolor Party” for non-painters to complete a painting step-by-step while socializing with friends. Another fun class for non-painters is “Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile”. Joyce demonstrates easy techniques to create four colorful ceramic coasters for your home or for gifts.
Joyce is a member of Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild, Mountain Arts Association, Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, North Georgia Arts Guild, and Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.