Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time! www.karenknutson.com

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The Creative Breath Watercolor Workshop in Chartreuse, France

Date/Time: July 1-7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Patrick Jager
Escape to France and get inspired! Patrick conducts a 6 day workshop in which he teaches the Taoist approach to watercolors. Working in the atelier and outdoors in the inspiring Chartreuse mountains. Patrick instructs Qi Gong and the associated moving meditation of a unique brush stroke, the harmony of the earth and creativity and concentration through the breath.

Stay at the Charmetière Guest House with hosts Albert Butler, originally from WBL, and wife Fabricia. Please visit www.lacharmetiere.fr to learn more about the area and accommodations.  The workshop will be in English.
To register for the trip or learn more about it please email Albert at albert@lacharmetiere.fr

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