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 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 workshop will also offer optional lectures and presentations about master watercolor artists through history. At the end of the program, it will be arranged an exhibition in the heart of historical center of Naples, with the artworks made by the participants during the workshop.
CAN I APPLY?
All levels are welcome, whether they are beginning artists or very experienced in drawing, sketching and painting. The emphasis in the course is that it is for those that are interested in exploring new places through their art. The art that is produced over the workshop will be a reflection of their experiences in this beautiful place, like a personal journal.
It is a workshop aimed at those who love discovering new places, who love art and history and who are curious about what they can create in new environments!”
ABOUT JUN-PIERRE SHIOZAWA
Jun-Pierre Shiozawa has been teaching painting and basic drawing for over ten years. Born in the United States, Jun-Pierre received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in painting. He has lived in Paris and Tokyo where he held several solo and group exhibitions. He taught at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece for eight years and has led workshops with the Urbino Art Village in Italy as well as his own watercolor workshop in Galway, Ireland. In 2011, Jun-Pierre was given the Distinguished Artist Scholarship at the Art Student’s League of New York where he stayed for a one month artist residency and studied watercolor painting with painter Paul Ching-Bor. In 2015 Jun-Pierre resided in Ireland and participated in the artist residencies of Cill Rialaig Project and Cow House Studios. He currently resides in Nice, France where he works as an illustrator and artist.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Founded by the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation in 2007, the Vesuvian Institute is a multi-functional academic and residential hospitality complex situated overlooking the Bay of Naples and centrally located to the most famous ancient Roman sites in the world, such as Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
- 94 rooms: single, double, triple and multiplesfor a capability of 200 people
- 1 Bar
- 2 Restaurant 200 seats
- 1 Auditorium 170 seats
- 4 Classrooms
- 1 Theatre 250 seats
- 24H Reception
- Self Service Washing and Drying Machine
- Outdoor garden space
- Free Wi Fi internet