Mel Stabin watercolor painting

Mel Stabin

Pushing the Envelope in Watercolor: Express Yourself!

July 31 - August 6, 2016

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

5-Day Outdoor/Indoor Class

Challenge yourself and go beyond your boundaries in watercolor! Mel will encourage you to experience the magical, spontaneous, and transparent qualities of watercolor and will help you discover that watercolor is at its best when it is set free. Emphasis will be placed on gaining more confidence by simplifying your approach to subject matter and painting with energy and focus.

Watch Mel demonstrate each morning in his loose, representational style as he discusses principles of design and composition and shows you how to capture the essence of the subject. With Mel always welcoming questions from students, the demo is spirited with an easy, open dialogue between Mel and the class.

After Mel's morning demonstration, students begin to paint. Personal attention and one-on-one instruction will be given while you paint. Students enjoy a break for lunch and some relaxation before continuing to paint in the afternoon. A critique is given at day’s end of the paintings done during the day. The critique is an important phase of your painting experience because we learn from each other.

This workshop of painting landscapes and people in landscapes is designed for beginners to advanced painters. Mel’s workshops are casual and friendly… an enjoyable experience for all.

Mel Stabin is an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist and has been conducting workshops throughout the US and abroad for thirty years. Mel is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and was honored with "Master Status" from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Mel Stabin
Mel Stabin watercolor painting

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