Moving To Mastery
Skillful technique combined with conscious design results in dynamic work.
This four-day intensive is focused on developing advanced painting skills.
Increasing the accomplishment of your work requires learning the language of objective criticism. We’ll learn this skill beginning on day one. We’ll use this language for the entire four days as we delve into new, advanced techniques and the practice of conscious design
On the second day, we’ll learn some advanced watercolor techniques while we focus on edges and textures. Both are important in developing masterful work.
The third day focuses on making good design choices at the start, picking from various choices on the design menu.
By the forth day, you’ll be learning to “depart from the literal” in order to make composition decisions that support your vision rather than slavishly copying a photo or a scene.
We’ll start at 9am and end sometime between 3:30 and 4 each day. The day will begin with some conversation and exercises and end with a review of the days work.
In order to make the most of our 4 days of work, there will be pre-workshop assignments to complete.
Recommended Supplies & Materials
Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials that will work for all my classes and workshops. The link below takes you to a page with a short video about the basic materials you’ll need and a list of materials with info and explanations about each item.
Suggested Reading For Watercolor Painting: There are a number of books I’ve found very useful over the years and think they might be useful to others. You can find the list by clicking the link below.
What Other Students Say
March 5 – 8, 2020 – Cranford, New Jersey – limited to SIX participants
August 6 – 9, 2020 – North Bennington, Vermont – limited to EIGHT participants; only 3 seats remain!
WORKSHOP FEE: $525
EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT! PAY IN FULL BY 11/30/19 WITH A 10% DISCOUNT – $472.50
Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont 05257
Taraden Gallery Barn
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.