This workshop is for all who want to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun, be intuitive and inventive. We will not be using rules and formulas however the emphasis will still be on concept, color and design. Barbara’s inspiration comes both from nature and the inevitable unpredictability of the watercolor medium. Both abstract and realistic forms will be addressed.
Barbara will present and demonstrate a different method or idea each day using several techniques to show how to construct original paintings from both source material and the imagination. Topics include controlling paint on wet paper, under-painting, layering, and soft and hard edges. Critiques will approach problem solving upon the premise that there is always a solution that can turn an unsuccessful painting into a successful one.
“Barbara is a talented experienced watercolorist and teacher. She is the best!”
About Barbara Nechis
Barbara Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush. She holds a BA in History and Fine Arts from the University of Rochester and an MS from Alfred University. She was a faculty member of Parsons School of Design for many years and has taught seminars at Pratt Institute, throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She has served as a juror and director of the American Watercolor Society and is the author of Watercolor From the Heart (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1993) and Watercolor the Creative Experience (North Light Books, 1979). Her work appears in many publications and collections, among them the Butler Institute of American Art, IBM, and Citicorp. She resides in Napa Valley in northern California.
Learn more about Barbara on her website: https://barbaranechis.com
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $435.00
Full 3-Day Package*: $1,171.00-1,283.00* + Service Charge & Tax
*3-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 3 full class days, 4 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).
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