June 6, 2013

Experimental Watercolor, Charcoal Figure Drawing, Studio Watercolor, and Watercolor Collage! That’s what we have coming up in July. They are all 5-day/6-night workshop packages, which means plenty of class time, plenty of pool time, and plenty of fun time with your classmates and the instructor.

First up in July is the ever popular Karen Rosasco. She is teaching Experimental Watermedia and Collage, July 7 – 13, 2013. This watermedia exploration and design class focuses on the completion of paintings started in the first two days of experimentation with color, texture and collage. After accumulating a pile of 6 – 10 exciting starts the class will study composition, value, focal point and line work to bring the paintings to a satisfactory finish.

You can see the fun they were having in Karen’s workshop here last year.


Right after Karen’s workshop, is a charcoal figure drawing workshop, July 14 – 20, 2013, with the incomparable Henry Yan, an instructor from the San Francisco School of Art. This workshop will be focused on both short and long pose charcoal drawings from life models. Different techniques mentioned in Henry’s book, Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing, Techniques and Tips, will also be introduced and practiced in class.


Next on the July agenda, is a fabulous studio watercolor workshop with Frank Francese, July 21 – 27, 2013 (Only 3 spots left!) An upbeat and positive workshop designed to generate enthusiasm. Each day’s schedule includes a 45 minute morning and afternoon painting demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, group critiques and ample time for personal painting. Subject matter will range from nature scenes, country scenes, cityscapes, the tropics, and nature’s moods.


This is a painting that Frank did the last time he was here and it is now hanging in our front parlor.


The last chance to come to a workshop this July is the Stained Papers and Collage workshop taught by Gerald Brommer, July 28 – Aug. 3, 2013. A studio course designed to take you in new directions, using either acrylics or watercolors, combined with collage. You will learn how to abstract natural landscape resources in order to create vivid, exciting images. This unique workshop will feature some design exercises which will lead directly into designing with subject matter of your choice. Emphasis will be on exploring ways to create strong, colorful, unique landscape imagery that is truly personal and different.

Gerald Brommer, NWS, AWS, WCWS, RMNWS, has painted and conducted artist workshops around the world and is in great demand as a teacher, consultant, and art juror throughout the United States and abroad. He is noted for his sincerity, genial personality, humor, and masterful ability to guide and inspire artists at all levels of experience.


A well rounded line up!

More great classes are in line for August: