Fearless Watercolor Workshop: Summer Forest Scene
Beginning August 13, 2022 1 Session (Saturday) 1:30pm - 4:30 pm Instructor: Joyce Clair Class Fee: $45.00 non-members + $20.00 Supply Fee $40.50 BRMAA members + 20.00 Supply Fee This watercolor workshop is designed to be accessible and fearless for beginners. You will be guided to practice key elements and techniques of watercolor painting and students will follow the instructor in completing a summer forest scene of their own. A loose impressionist style is encouraged rather than botanical accuracy with drawing limited to pencil guidance. Each student will paint an 8x10 watercolor landscape with a 11x 14 mat. The instructor will offer techniques on composition, color, and values. Students will learn basic painting techniques such color mixing, basic color theory, design tips, and a variety of brush strokes. Previous watercolor experience helpful but beginners are welcome. All class supplies and 11x14 mat are provided with the supply fee. We invite you and a friend to create this lovely watercolor painting in during this summer workshop.
Classroom size is limited, so sign up early!
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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR JOYCE CLAIR
Joyce is a retired nurse practitioner who has enjoyed watercolor painting for over 30 years. She teaches watercolor painting, alcohol ink painting, and a variety of crafts. Her classes are designed to be fun and easy for beginners. She hopes to inspire students to continue painting and to enjoy the creative process by being fearless and playful. After growing up in Pennsylvania, Joyce lived in Maryland and Texas before retiring to the Georgia mountains. Joyce paints mostly outdoors (en plein air) or from her landscape and flower photos. She paints with transparent watercolor pigments only and her style is representational that leans toward impressionism. Joyce is influenced by watercolor master, Ed Whitney (1891-1987) and workshops with Skip Lawrence, Tom Lynch, Zoltan Szabo and Frank Webb. She attended weekly classes for 2 years with Dr. Morris Green, Maryland College of Art & Design. Joyce also took drawing and photography classes at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC. Painting with alcohol inks is another creative pursuits Joyce enjoys. She applies colorful ink to a variety of surfaces such as yupo paper, ceramic tile, glass, silk, and metal. Fabric and fiber crafts occupies her evening hours while watching television. Joyce’s paintings and crafts are displayed at ArtWorks in Hiawassee, the Murphy Art Center, and the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association. Classes are held at these locations as well. Follow “Joyce Clair Art” on face book for posts of her works, group plein air outings, and upcoming classes.
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 420 West Main Street Blue Ridge GA 30513 (706) 632- 2144 office (706) 632-7785 fax BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com
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