The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to create quick and convincing atmospheric watercolor sketches of the urban environment and nature, using the diversity of watercolor possibilities and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting.
Michael will focus on how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color, and edge. In addition to daily demos, Michael will share personal secrets and techniques that allow you to create an impressive emotional watercolor. You will discover simple techniques for painting stormy and clear skies, dramatic and realistic clouds, sunsets, trees and a lot of other elements of nature. Discover how to weave these natural elements into the urban environment to bring life and emotion in cityscapes.
You become acquainted with the process for creating expressive and dynamic paintings with a fresh and contemporary feel. You will also learn how to combine different methods and materials, such as an ink pen to achieve the magical effects that are possible in watercolor painting. Special attention will also be paid to working with Chinese brushes and the amazing opportunities that it brings to watercolor.
Each day Michael will share advanced painting techniques to create atmosphere, balance, and unity in your work. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations all the time.
About Michael Solovyev
Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has chosen Montréal as his home since 2011. From there, his works continue to add to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, the U.S., France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. He is a participant of 16 personal exhibitions, and more than 50 group exhibitions in different countries, multiple awards. Teaching art in the SynStudio, prestigious art school in Montreal, where he teaches more than five author’s courses. As well as private lessons in his own studio and a lot of masterclasses around the world.
Joy and reverence are evident in everything this artist produces, perhaps especially in the deep play of light and shadow. He experiments continuously, challenging himself with a wide range of styles, techniques and media. “Every day,” he says, “I look, I hear, I feel my immediate environment. When painting, I relive these sensations. And I believe that if we pay close attention, each object and every moment contains the Universe within it.”
In recent years, he represented Canada at many famous watercolor festivals including in Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France and Portugal.
Learn more about Michael on his website; https://www.michaelsolovyev.net
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $680.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax
*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).
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