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Watercolor Reimagined with Liz Walker

  • 10 Feb 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11 Feb 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Zoom
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Watercolor Reimagined

with

Liz Walker

February 10th-11th, 2023

This is a ZOOM PROGRAM


Registration: 

Members: 

When: November 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EST

Members Cost: $100

Non-Members: 

When: November 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EST 

Non-Member Cost: $135

Not a member? 

Consider becoming an Associate Member for $30/year


FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

Registration Deadline:  

February 3rd, 2023, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

BWS is pleased to present a 2 day Program with Artist Liz Walker.





Artist Liz Walker

Liz Walker, who creates award-winning paintings in her home studio in the Portland, Oregon area has been painting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Abstracted figures that convey a sense of “story” are her favorite subject matter, and she produces hundreds of paintings each year.

She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national juried shows, and in 2020 she received First Place in the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibit for her black and white painting “Upon Closer Inspection”.

Her paintings have been published in several North Light publications, including Watercolor Magazine and Artists Magazine. She is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the International Society of Experimental Artists


Visit her website www.lizwalkerart.com for information about Liz and to see more of her art,



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE:

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

All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium. 


Watercolor Reimagined

Two Day Program (Feb 10-11 2023) 10am-4pm EST


Use your familiar watercolor pigments and papers in a new way! By using acrylic matte medium, our watercolor paintings can soar to new heights. This medium allows us to create a new painting surface from which we can easily lift out color and put new color down in its place (without creating “mud”). It adds to and enhances your traditional watercolor pigments, creating texture and areas of visual interest in your paintings. This is a great way to combine acrylic techniques with your watercolors without having to purchase all new paints and papers. (Since we are covering papers with matte medium, you can even use inexpensive brands of watercolor paper!).



Class Structure

Class time will consist of demos of techniques and lots of time for students to paint. I will offer subject matter ideas and quick demos to illustration lessons, but everyone is free to use their own subject matter.


Day One: Preparing Papers and Painting Exercises


1: Discussion of materials and hands on preparation: pre-treating papers with matte medium and/or gesso


  • Demo of how to apply matte medium to clean wc paper (and pre-painted wc paper)

  • Smooth” method and “random” method (stamping/stenciling the matte medium)


2: Slideshow (step by step/progress images of paintings)


While our wet papers are drying, we’ll do this exercise:


Blind Contour Drawing (from Sidewalk Crack photos)


  • Draw with black Stabilo Pencils; then seal the pencil lines with matte medium

  • Find (or impose) subject matter (or abstracted shapes)

  • Use a combination of transparent & opaque acrylics to create value and contrast between shapes


3: Demo: how to plan/draw/paint in watercolor on treated papers

  • Using caran d’ache crayon to draw on treated papers

  • Wipe out color/add texture

  • Discussion of opaques vs transparent


DAY Two: Repurposing Old Watercolor Paintings – Imposing Brand New Subject Matter


Slideshow (before and after images of repurposed paintings)


Demo: How to repurpose an old watercolor painting


  • Use linework to restructure the composition

  • Draw new subject matter on top (abstract and/or representational)

  • Lift out/isolate areas that aren’t working (using a wet sponge or brush)

  • Use gouache or opaque watercolors to cover areas


With helpful techniques from the instructor, students will repurpose one or two of their old watercolor paintings (quarter sheet size is recommended).







SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS


You can retrieve the Supply List here.

We recommend you cover your workspace with a plastic tablecloth. 


WORKSHOP PRICE
  • The price for the workshop is $100.00 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $135.00 for non-BWS members.  This price includes 12 hours of instruction (minus lunch and brief breaks). The cost to become an associate member is $30.
  • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
  • Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.
  • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Dana Kleinsteuber at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.


FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:
www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events. 

Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.


WAITING LIST


  • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time .
  • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
  • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

  • BWS makes decisions and incurs fixed costs based on the number of initial registrants. Cancellations can affect these costs even if there is a waiting list. In addition, cancellations incur processing fees and other costs paid by BWS as well as requiring extra time and organizational effort. Refunds for extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the event coordinator.

  •  From registration date to 60 days prior to the event = 90% refund

  •  59 days to 21days prior = 75% refund 

  •  20 days to 8 days prior = 50% refund 

  •  7 days = no refund

  • Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Dana Kleinsteuber (BWS Program Chair) at kleinstk@verizon.net

LOCATION

This is a ZOOM workshop

WORKSHOP HOURS

 Instruction will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST both days.  

Expect a break for lunch and other short breaks as needed by the instructor.

Payments are preferred on line, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference Liz Walker Workshop to:

Dana Kleinsteuber BWS Program Chair
4018 Twilight Grove Ct.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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