Watercolor Mastery Program
Skillful technique combined with conscious design results in dynamic, professional work.
This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work.
The program has three goals:
- Teach you to take a deliberate conscious approach to painting
- Understand your stylistic tendencies
- Create an individual working process for initiative and creativity
In the process of reaching those goals you’ll push your work into higher levels of accomplishment.
There is an emphasis on individual style, subject matter and instruction throughout.
The program is broken down into four Cycles, each with it’s own focus and goals.
Cycle 1: Foundations and Process – this cycle focuses on painting as a process rather than a discrete activity. You’ll take a good look at your own process with a particular eye on gaps that create painting problems. There will be an emphasis on learning to see your own work through the lens of the Elements and Principles of Design.
Cycle 2: Inspiration and Vision – this cycle focuses on your individual inspirations and how they are interpreted through your vision.
Cycle 3: Developing The Work and Vision – with what is perhaps a better understanding of what inspires your work and the way you approach it, this cycle is about expanding that vision and the range of expression in your work.
Cycle 4: Working The Vision – this cycle is the time to consolidate knowledge, skills and vision into a solid working process.
Each Cycle stretches out over about 6 weeks, divided into three, two-week periods.
The two weeks is to complete assignments and exercises to be prepared for the first online Group session.
Assignments are presented The first Group Session has everyone present their assignments and the gwork in the Group sessionThe way it’s structured is two online meetings, two weeks apart.
Next, everyone submits work for critique (I want to see orginal work, so it’ll be mailed to me for critique and then returned)
I’ll video a group critique and then schedule an individual zoom meeting with each person to follow up on the critique and create a plan of action with ideas, exercises and practices to work on.
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About The Instructor
Tony Conner is an accomplished watercolorist and and experienced instructor. His energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative. He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.
- Signature Member - New England Watercolor Society
- Signature Member - Vermont Watercolor Societies
- Artist Member - Salmagundi Club
- Artist Member - North Shore Arts Association
Tony works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.