I enjoy teaching workshops on a variety of watermedia topics and techniques. I teach frequently at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, and as an invited instructor at other regional facilities in the Southeast. Most workshops are two or three-day intensive sessions, which I customize for the attending participants.
Most workshops are geared for adults, though I also enjoy working with middle and high school age students. I encourage my students to find their own approach to using the techniques that I demonstrate, expressing their individual style.
Some of my most popular workshop topics:
Exploring Acrylics: Artists learn to utilize acrylics, the most versatile painting medium. Use them thin to look like watercolor, or opaquely like oil paints, while building on a foundation of composition and color.
Get More from Your Acrylics: Artists go deeper into composition and learn how to achieve a full range of colors from only 3 colors, plus white. Traditional and contemporary techniques are explored.
Stained paper Watermedia Collage: Participants dye and stain art tissue or rice papers, creating color papers that they learn to incorporate into paintings or mixed media.
Painting With Acrylic & MIxed Media: Artists learn to stretch their creativity by combining painting with collage and other mixed materials, while emphasizing design, composition and color.
New Approaches to Landscape Painting: Artists will explore new approaches to a traditional subject. They learn to use color and design to create “atmosphere” and to go beyond what we see in photos!
I also offer other topics and am happy to put together a workshop on a topic that may be requested by a group.