Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power
In the second series of four workshops award-winning Reva Power will focus on four more intermediate to advanced watercolor techniques and applications. The limited size of these workshops will ensure participants will get individual attention. Each workshop is self-contained; take one or take the entire series to get a discount. Registration online; must register by first workshop for discount Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. Reva's email : firstname.lastname@example.org
$75 per workshop or all 4 for $250; 9 AM to 1:30 PM with half hour break for lunch
Class held at Studio in the Woods on Budde Rd
Oct 3 Using sponges and simple resists: Barn and Trees
The focus will be on implied texture, a dramatic sky and simple resists. The instructor will provide opportunity to practice the techniques prior to using them in the main composition. Bring your own images of barns or simple structures surrounded by trees. Discover a variety of new ways to use the natural sponge and man made sponges. Other simple materials will unlock the secrets for creating texture in an aging barn or an old fence. Additionally, learn new methods to preserve needed whites. The surroundings bales of hay and trees will complete the composition. We will set the mood with the color of the sky. “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design. Which practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor art.”
Oct 17 Using transparent paint, glazing and under painting: the challenge will be glazing to give color variety and excitement. By using layers of transparent paint the artist will create a cluster of fruit and leaves in a tree. Then using a unifying wash to give the painting depth. The secret of color harmony and simplifying the density of up close foliage mixed with bright, glowing fruit.
Oct 31 Shiny objects: The challenge is to create realistic looking pieces with sparkling effects. Cellophane wrapped candy will be our firs model.
Every wonder how to create sparkle with watercolor? Learn how to give a glow to simple objects. Discover the secret of mixing a dark in watercolor. Create lushes blacks to give a shine to silv
Nov 14 Into Abstraction with a plan…. The artists will be given insight into creating an abstract painting. By using a variety of specific techniques the mystery of making an abstract painting will be unlocked. Have you ever said “I don’t do abstract”? Did you realize every painting you do has in some way been abstracted. It can create a feeling that you can't see or touch. It may be an intangible concept or a mood created from the representation of concrete objects.
The student will be given insight into using color to convey mood. The importance of understanding composition will be emphasized. Learn the difference between non-objective abstraction and representational abstraction.
Create a piece that will engage and mystify the viewer while bringing pleasure and satisfaction to the artist.
Please note: Register for Either entire series or session 1 through this link; Register for Sessions 2-4 as individual events if taking separately. See Events calendar.
Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).
She retired from teaching mathematics and computer science to focus on learning more about her passion: watercolor. Her studies began with Eldon Farries and Shirey Sterling. In addition, she has taken many advanced workshops held at WAS-H lead by both local and nationally acclaimed artists such as Arne Western, Steven Quiller, Don Getz, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Lauren McCracken and numerous others. She has offered watercolor classes, workshops, and private lessons in the Houston and South County area for years and shows her award winning work work in many venues. Locally, she is a core member of DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.
Artists statement: “A person is not born a watercolor artist, but can be taught the principals and elements of design. With practice and encouragement the student can learn to apply techniques and strategies to create sharable watercolor art."