Keiko Tanabe

Sun, July 23 to Sat, July 29 2023

Capturing Light and Atmosphere with Keiko Tanabe

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

Location: Plein Air & Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow

In this workshop, Keiko explains how to tackle basic outdoor elements as well as key artistic elements to build a painting that is simple and strong in composition and content. Lessons are taught through painting demonstrations and lectures, alternating outdoor time and studio time for richer experiences.

She promises daily demonstrations while various subjects and locations will be explored for the participants to learn how to capture light and atmosphere specific to each place. Her demo is an example of how she edits and interprets visual information presented in reality to turn into a painting that conveys a certain mood evoked by what she sees and feels. After each demo follows one-on-one guidance when the participants paint. Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style.

All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

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About Keiko Tanabe

Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS, AIS, LPAPA.  Often working en plein air, her atmospheric watercolors perfectly capture a sense of time and place. Through her use of color, textures, and signature brushwork, Keiko’s landscapes and cityscapes, beautifully convey both the exotic and the simple scenes of the many places she travels.  Never attending art school, Keiko took only one drawing class to learn basic technical skills before she started painting in 2005.

One year later, after learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, Keiko decided to paint full-time. From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language. Her subjects include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior scenes, which will be demonstrated in the workshop, using representational and impressionistic compositions. Since 2011, Keiko has successfully completed more than 500 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.  She has 4 DVDs and several books of her art and has been featured in many art magazines.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $950.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,461.14-$2,682.10

*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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.