WATERCOLORS WORKSHOP RESIDENCY
28th September – 12th October 2018
Prof. Jun-Pierre Shiozawa
Painting in watercolor is a play between the pigments of color, water and the brush.
The drips, marks and layers of paint interweave and enhance one another in the final image. What may be an accident can be the strongest part of a painting. Watching the colors move, allowing the water to spread and fill the paper, this is how watercolor becomes a form of meditation.
The Watercolor workshop participants will be immersed in study of watercolor in the ideal setting for the medium. Painting fundamentals, technique and color will be explored as well as the study of drawing, specifically how tone, brush stroke and line can convey form, space, light and texture. The course will hold group critiques to provide feedback and discourse on each participants’ works. With just few materials needed for plein air painting various sites can be explored easily. The program will also offer scheduled talks and lectures.
The outdoor environment is accessible for subject matter with just a few materials needed for plein-air watercolor painting. The painting excursions are a wonderful way to explore the area. The emphasis of the workshop is on acquiring the technical skills to interpret the landscape through the spontaneous and elegant medium of watercolor.
The Watercolor workshop will hold group critiques to provide feedback and discourse on each participants’ works. The workshop will also offer optional lectures and presentations about master watercolor artists through history. The two week long course will conclude with a group show.