WATERCOLORS WORKSHOP RESIDENCY
Prof. Jun-Pierre Shiozawa
Watercolor painting is an ideal medium for creating images when traveling to a beautiful, new places.
The expressive, saturated colors that interplay with the lines of each sketch work to capture vivid moments when painting on location.
The movement of water and pigment can often lead to beautiful accidents on the page. Quick sketches can become developed, expressive paintings with the play of the brush and splashes of color.
In the watercolor workshop participants will be immersed in study of watercolor in settings perfect for the medium. The workshop will gather in daily classes to explore the techniques and approaches to watercolor painting. We will also look at drawing and sketching on location and how color, brush stroke and line can be expressed in different ways depending on the location and subject. Students will also have time to develop their works with the guidance of the instructor and group critiques.
The program will also offer scheduled excursions and lectures. The excursions are a wonderful way to explore the beautiful area of the Sorrento Coast. Painting during our excursions will be exciting opportunities to record the beautiful settings we will be visiting.
At the end of the two week course a final exhibition featuring the works of the participants of the Traveling Through Watercolors – Southern Italy workshop. It is a culmination and celebration of the art that is made after the intense creativity of the previous two weeks.
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!