Fearless Watercolor for Beginners-Fall Landscape
October 27, 2018, Saturday, 1 Session
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Instructor: Joyce Clair
Class Fee: $45.00 non-members + $15.00 Supply Fee
$40.50 BRMAA members + 15.00 Supply Fee
Watercolor painting can be fun and easy with a little practice and guidance. The student will learn tips on how to make watercolor flow with only a few brush strokes and how to make corrections. The Instructor will give the student step-by-step instructions for a creative fall landscape painting. No previous painting or drawing experience is required. The student will practice wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, and dry brush painting techniques. Other practices include sponging, splattering, painting graded and variegated washes, mixing color and the use of the color wheel. The Instructor will supply all the materials needed for the class. The student will take home is an 8X10 watercolor fall landscape painting displayed in a 11X14 mat. Be fearless and learn a new creative art form to continue at home.
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.