Three Day Workshop – Fee $295
The workshop to take to dramatically improve your watercolor painting quickly!
Three-day workshop that focuses on the important basics of technique and design that will improve your watercolor painting right away!
Small workshop size with a hands-on instructor equals rapid learning and improvement.
Bennington sessions are conducted in the instructors studio – limit of 4 students.
Cranford, New Jersesy sessions limit of 6 students.
Who is this class for? This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their watercolor painting quickly! Learn to paint with both looseness and control and the basic design principles that will strengthen your paintings right away. Suitable for all levels of skill – from beginners on.
What you’ll learn in this workshop:
Day 1 – “The water’s great -dive right in!” – The most important element of watercolor is … water! It’s the key to loose flowing washes, subtle minglings and for maintaining transparency. We’ll learn to use and manage the water and paint to best advantage. We’ll cover the wet-into-wet and dry-into-wet techniques and how best to use them in a painting. And we’ll cover edges – an important, but often overlooked topic.
Day 2 – “Think ahead” – Watercolor is not easily fixed, so planning for success is imperative. We’ll cover simple principles for powerful designs and explore ways to create dynamic shapes, while employing color and value for maximum effect.
Day 3 – “Composition is King” – Creating any painting, of any subject, is actually an exercise in arranging design elements on our paper in a powerful, pleasing way. We’ll cover simple composition arrangements that result in strong paintings every time.
We’ll have three busy but fun days. My workshops are very flexible and interactive. Questions are encouraged. We’ll work on some exercises together and some we’ll work separately but with plenty of guidance. We’ll end each day with a gentle review of the days work.
Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials for this class. Download from my website using the link below.
APRIL 13 – 15, 2018 – CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY – SOLD OUT
MAY 18 – 20, 2018 – BENNINGTON, VERMONT- SOLD OUT
NEWLY ADDED WORKSHOP – JUNE 15 – 17, 2018, VERMONT
JULY 13 -15, 2018 – BENNINGTON, VERMONT – TWO SEATS OPEN
SEPTEMBER 14 – 16, 2018 – BENNINGTON, VERMONT – ONLY TWO SEATS LEFT
OCTOBER 19 – 21, 2018 – CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY
NOVEMBER 9 – 11, 2018 – BENNINGTON, VERMONT
The Bennington workshops are held at the instructors studio, 206 Crescent Blvd, Bennington, Vermont
The Cranford workshops are held at The Artist Framer, 17 North Ave E, Cranford, New Jersey.
About the Instructor
Tony Conner’s 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.
Tony is a Signature Member of both the New England and Vermont Watercolor Societies, and an Artist Member of New York’s venerable Salmagundi club. He works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.