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Announcing: Watercolor Workshop Dec 2, in Stowe Vermont!

November 5, 2017

There’s only a short while left to register for my one-day workshop: Still Life in Watercolor!

Given the time of year, we won’t paint on location – rather, it will be a full day in the studio. I’ll demonstrate some key concepts in the morning, then we’ll spend the entire afternoon guiding you through your own watercolor(s). We’ll have a variety of things to work from, but you may also bring objects from home if you have some favorite subjects around your studio.

Click Here to Register

Saturday December 2 – 9:30am to 5:340pm

Stowe, Vermont, at the Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672.

($135 member/$160 non-member)

A great painting starts with a great drawing. Any flaws in the sketch will be there in the finished piece.

So we’ll start with my sketching methods – some easy techniques for measuring proper placement on the page, checking object proportions, and thinking about overlap of shapes – but most importantly how to simplify complex objects into a silhouette + shadow shape.

We’ll also cover my three favorite methods for manipulating watercolor: Growing a solid shape, Charging-in, and Edge Pulling.

I’ll talk about layering from lighter to darker in three steps which I call Tea, Milk and Honey, and what that actually means for different objects of various values and materials.

Beginners are welcome, and we’ll work at your own pace. If you’re feeling confident, you can take on a complete composition of multiple objects – or – work on sketches of individual pieces.

My approach to watercolor is based on years of sketching on location. I hope to inspire you to capture the world around you, without getting overwhelmed by unimportant details. These are the watercolor sketching skills that can introduce you to travel sketching, drawing the figure from life, or plein air painting.

Hope to see you in Stowe next month!

Click Here to Register

Saturday December 2 – 9:30am to 5:30pm  – Stowe, Vermont, at the Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672.

($135 member/160 non-member)



6 Comments leave one →
  1. jayschuff permalink
    November 6, 2017 10:59 AM

    I would love it if you were to do a workshop in Sacramento at sac fine Arts on Gibbons. You can visit your sister too. I can talk to the organizers if you want. I took your workshop in Chicago

    Live long and prosper


  2. November 11, 2017 10:31 AM

    Hi Marc, do you plan to give a workshop in Montreal sometime?

    • November 12, 2017 11:15 AM

      Hey Luisa – I don’t have any workshop plans next year – (read here) – but if you’re in the area, just let me know when you’re going painting!

  3. November 24, 2017 11:41 AM

    I look forward to your upcoming workshop, Still Life in Watercolor. What supplies do you expect us to bring?

  4. November 24, 2017 11:42 AM

    What supplies do you want us to bring for your “Still Life in Watercolor” class?


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