Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape, a painting workshop with Michael Holter

VAST workshop Michael Holter

Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape,a painting workshop with Michael Holter,
April 10th – 12th, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, Texas 76202.

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the painting experience to individual needs.

Materials List http://files.faso.us/35995/4494.pdf

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery. Michael’s recent workshop on watercolor portraits was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting. Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

To find out more about Michael Holter, see:

Cost of the workshop is $195 for VAST Members and $230 for non-members.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kristin Spalding , kgn2507@yahoo.com, 214-578-0357.

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Carnivalé – Venice, Italy – ArtTrek Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2014

Carnivalé – Venice, Italy – ArtTrek
Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2014
Early Registration Deadline for $600 savings: Sept. 4, 2013
Final Registration Deadline: Oct. 12, 2013

You’ve seen the images of the people with elaborate costumes and ornate masks set against the stunning backdrop of Venice. Well, now is your chance to not only be a part of this fabulous spectacle, but to also capture the festival in all of it’s glory. Imagine working on your photography and painting skills in an environment with such visual stimulation and artistic opportunities.

Workshop includes:
* Round trip air fare, all transfers.

* Hotel for 6 nights. (Double occupancy) (Accommodations are in shared
rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee)

* Private boat from the airport.

* Breakfast.

* Boat trip to the islands of Burano & Murano.

* Emergency Medical Insurance.

* Instruction, guidance, experience and fun.
For more information visit our website http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/ or contact niki@nikigulley.com

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Modern Watercolors
Instructor: ROBERT MOORE
The secret to successful watercolor painting is planning and patience. Each week we will copy a modern master’s (e.g., Rothko, Matisse, Braque) painting. This allows us to peer into their creative process and sharpens our observational skills. We will also paint our own interpretation of their work. At the end of each class we will have two elegant, energetic, sophisticated, and spontaneous paintings composed by proper placement of color, line, shape, and tone. Drawing/painting experience is nice but not required. Materials fee covers class supplies. More information @ robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com
Date & Time: Jul 18 to Aug 22 Register (10 places left)
THURSDAYS 6:30pm – 9:30pm (6 weeks)


Creative Arts Center,  Location: Building C
Cost: $195.00 ($225.00 Non-Members) $25.00 Materials Fee

Register at http://creativeartscenter.org


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