Linda Baker, aws/nws has won many awards including the National Watercolor Society, San Diego International, and the High Winds Medal from the American Watercolor Society. She serves on the board of directors for both NWS and ISEA. Her work has appeared in numerous publications among them The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist,Watercolor Basics, Watercolor Magazine, and Splash 12. Her work is currently on display in the Shanghai Biennial in China.
‘Layers of Design’
The focus of this workshop is taking your artwork to the next level. Each student works in their chosen style and medium. As an instructor, I will assist each student with resolving their own work. Demos will include self-critique your own work and techniques for finishing the final details. A personal consultation with each student about their career and artwork along with two short slide presentations showcasing strengths of design and composition will be followed by a final critique to round out this very personal painting experience. Linda is a warm and energetic instructor whose objective is to encourage each artist to develop their own personal vision through content and style.
M.E. "Mike" Bailey, NWS
Watercolor Beyond The Obvious
Plan to exercise your cerebral muscles, open the doorways to your creativity and learn to arrest the viewer of your paintings in this workshop as Mike Bailey leads you through the elements and relationships of design. He will weave these elements and relationships together to help you understand the basis of fine artwork in order to critique your own efforts and develop your own personal painting compositions.
These universal principles in painting apply to every type of subject ranging from very abstract to the most photo realistic subject matter. So, no matter your preference of painting approach . . . . . . this workshop will lead you to reach for and develop better compositions, more interesting subjects and highly personal, dynamic painting approaches that will be your own creations.
There will be lectures, discussions, exercises and painting every day. Mike will keep you dancing, laughing and constantly thinking as he provides subjects and challenges for you to paint and to test your new design skills.
Mike has taught this material for over ten straight years. His teaching skills are regarded, by many art organizations, as being one of the top five instructors, nationwide. He is a signature member of, and President Emeritus of, the National Watercolor Society.
One Day Fun Day Workshop (Full and closed)
Beyond Traditional Watercolor with Sue Allen NWS, FWS
Students will pour, splatter and run watercolor and acrylic paint until a totally original image emerges. Emphasis will be on design and composition, color and contrast. Sue will demonstrate each step in her process and help students solve problems as they happen. We hope you will want to come along on this fun experience. Students will have a painting at the end of the day.