Kim Johnson-Nechtman

Sun, May 5 to Sat, May 11 2024

Portraits and Animals in Watercolor with Kim Johnson-Nechtman

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

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Kim’s classes on human and animal experiences bring the thrill of throwing, dropping, and pushing paints until the subjects emerge from the paper. She believes that every painting is a learning experience and, in the need to be patient through the experience. Her ease as an instructor encourages you to experiment and take on new challenges. During this session, you will improve your ability to analyze your own work as well as the work of others. You are encouraged to bring your own photos for reference and to have your drawings on professional grade paper ready for paint.

Kim will step you through using contour drawing as a guide, not a border, and how to build form through glazes and washes. You will gain understanding on how the contribution of lights, darks, mid-tones add visual interest; and how to increase value through dynamic shapes and the use of lost and found edges. Explore wet vs. dry, wet into wet, and controlled glazes and washes. Breathe life into your subject matter using positive and negative space, while improving your color selection for skin tones and backgrounds to see them come alive!

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About Kim Johnson Nechtman

Kim received her Psychology degree before her life-long passion for the creative process led her to move into painting full-time. She continues to teach watercolor and drawing both locally, and in workshops throughout the United States.

Kim’s early works in landscape studies led to several recognitions, but it was her evolution into human and animal subjects that have accomplished fifteen consecutive years as an award-winning artist. Kim’s pieces have been selected for publication in Splash 13: Alternative Approaches, Splash 14: Light and Color, Splash 16: Exploring Texture, and Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects. She also holds Signature Memberships in American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Arizona Watercolor Association.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $910.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,513.80-$2,727.64

*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.