Designing Better Landscape Paintings-Watercolor Workshop
Beginning, Intermediate & Advance
March 13, 2021- 1 Session (Saturday)
(If Incumbent weather-March 20-Saturday)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Joyce Clair
Class Fee: $120.00 non-members
$108.00 BRMAA members
Do you want to paint better landscapes but not sure how to do it? In this class the Instructor will teach specific ways to give your landscape paintings extra punch and visual appeal. The class objective is learning how to evaluate your paintings and learning ways to improve future paintings. All painting media are welcome and design principles apply to all media. All skill levels are welcome as long as the student has a finished landscape painting to bring to class. The first half of class will be lecture and examples of design elements and principles. The second half will be self-critique of a finished painting you brought to class and then applying design concepts to rework that painting, or you may design and paint a new painting from a photo. Students may or may not complete a painting during class, but students will, at a minimum, complete a plan to work from later. Students can bring a bag lunch and drink for a 30-minute lunch break. Upon registering, a supply list will be provided. This is a great self-improvement painting class.
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
Since retiring from her Nurse Practitioner career and moving to the Georgia Mountains, Joyce now shares her enthusiasm for painting and crafts by offering group and private classes. Her classes are designed to be fun and easy for beginners, as you learn basic techniques. She strives to inspire students to continue painting and to enjoy the creative process by being fearless and playful.
Joyce is a landscape watercolor artist who loves to paint outdoors. She leads a local plein air painting group including artists of all media. Joyce paints with a representational impressionist style using transparent watercolors. Her works may be seen at ArtWorks Gallery in Hiawassee, the Murphy Art Center, and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Classes are held at these locations also.
Painting with alcohol inks and rag rug weaving are additional creative pursuits Joyce enjoys. She applies colorful ink to a variety of surfaces such as Yupo paper, ceramic tile, glass, and silk. Her “evening craft” is up cycling fabric into mats and rugs using a method called “twinning” on a loom frame. Visit her Facebook page “Joyce Clair Art” for notices of upcoming classes and plein air painting outings.
Joyce has been painting watercolors for 30 years. She first took drawing and photography classes at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Then she began weekly watercolor classes for two years with Dr. Morris Green, Maryland College of Art & Design. Joyce attended workshops with well-known watercolor artists Frank Webb, Zoltan Szabo, Skip Lawrence, and Tom Lynch. Her watercolor works are influenced by the watercolor master, Ed Whitney (1891-1987).