Kathleen Conover

Sun, March 26 to Sat, April 1 2023

Chaos to Order: Watermedia Workshop with Kathleen Conover

Medium: Mixed Media

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website: https://kathleenconover.com/

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

Create Dynamic Art!  

Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like “chaos”, but it delivers vital energy that is not only fun and intuitive but necessary. Design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to a rich start and turn it into an attention-getting and expressive finished painting.

Beginner or advanced – you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective. Demonstrations, a 9 page syllabus plus additional handouts, individual attention and independent work time will enable understanding and application of new information and processes. Specific lessons on creating exciting texture, color concepts, layering, how to do a value study, understanding design principles and elements, and more will be presented.

“Most of all,” Kathleen says, “I want to help each artist advance to the next level in their work – no matter where they start.” Bring your sense of adventure and enthusiasm for this high-energy, fully-packed workshop. 

An introduction to Kathleen’s teaching is included in a three part You Tube video in “Workshops” on her website:  KathleenConover.com.

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About Kathleen Conover

Master Artist, Kathleen Conover exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 200 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design.

Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries as well as early international travels. She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Art degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill and personal style of painting.

Kathleen Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece.  She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”.  Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit “…to be a better artist”.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $860.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,371.14-$2,592.10

*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.