Painting Fall Leaves and Mountain Streams
Beginning & Intermediate
September 20, 21 & 22, 2019 3 Session (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
10:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Suzy DesLauriers
Class Fee: $200.00 non-members + $25.00 Supply Fee
$180.00 BRMAA members + 25.00 Supply Fee
This is the second series of a watercolor master class in which the student will create textures to paint fall leaves, rocks and mountain streams. The Instructor will show the student the use of layered color to bring the mountain streams and fall leaves together into a completed composition. The objectives include experimenting with texture, color, lights and dark to create rocks, lifting techniques to create trees and foliage and “saving the white”, resist and watery color to create a stream. Some of techniques that will be covered are: use of negative painting, reflections, layering transparent color and creating rock texture. The Instructor will supply paper, experimental materials and extra paint. There is a supply list offered upon registering for the class. Students are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and there will be a short lunch break each day. If you like to paint or want to learn to paint with watercolors, this is the class for you.
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
Suzanne DesLauriers was born in North Carolina, but spent most of her early years in Brazil. She remembers the bright greens and reds of the lush tropical plants against a lemon yellow sun and a bright, clear cobalt sky. This same color sensibility permeated her soul and has accompanied her through her years as an artist and an educator. She remembers her first trip back up into the Blue Ridge mountains and how the light on that late September day played sideways through the trees over the ridge casting one beautiful shadow after another against yellow green fields and a clear blue sky. Her passion for Winslow Homer and N.C. Wyeth and their clear crisp use of color found a home here in the mountains of North Carolina.
Suzanne received a BA in fine arts from Florida Southern College and an MA in art education from the University of South Carolina. She loves helping her students "unlock the artist within' and because of this passion she received the 1996 Western N.C. Creative Teacher of the Year award, was the 1999-2000 North Carolina Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, and was listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America for 2004-2009, and Who's Who in the World 2009 -. She has exhibited in galleries in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina .She enjoyes teaching at John C Campbell Folk School, NC, in Port Clyde, Maine and at Edisto Island, SC.