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Celebrate Fall Watercolor Workshop with Jan Mettee
October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm $85.00
Spend the day with renowned watercolor artist Jan Mettee at the first watercolor workshop led by this talented artist. Seats are limited to 10 participants so sign up now! Who can resist the colors of the Fall season? This 4-hour workshop will get you in the mood to celebrate the beauty of Fall. Jan will begin the workshop with a demo and will offer helpful, individual critiques throughout the day. Still-life and photo references will be provided, and she will call each student personally with a suggested supply list. Some watercolor painting experience is encouraged. Beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. attendees are encouraged to arrive no later than 9:45 am, you are welcome to bring a drink and snacks.
Watercolor painting is a distinctive medium, straddling the worlds of painting and drawing to create a unique art form. Paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble medium and can be applied to everything from paper to canvas, and from wood to fabrics. What makes watercolor painting so unique is its unforgiving nature; lines, colors, and forms must be applied perfectly the first time around, as an attempt to paint over simply renders the entire effect muddied. Watercolors have dominated Asian art and still do today, but they have also enjoyed a prominent place in Western art history.
Into the 21st century, artists have taken advantage of this unique medium to create striking works of art. Above all, watercolor painting is versatile, alternately offering rich, vivid tones or soft, soothing forms. Take a look at the watercolor paintings showcased in Agora’s online galleries, and you’ll see the versatility and beauty that watercolors have to offer.
This article was written for ARTmine by Laura Monroe.