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How to Watercolor Everything
Beginning and Expert Painters Welcome

Categorized as: Art & Galleries, Seminars & Training
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This two day workshop is for anyone interested in watercolor; from the absolute beginner to the experienced painter! You will see basic watercolor techniques demonstrated and have plenty of time to practice and get comfortable with the skills you need to produce successful paintings. After getting familiar with your watercolor materials and learning how to set up a mini painting space, you will learn about color mixing; how to avoid muddy colors, how to place colors in your work, how to create mood with color, and just enough color theory. Then you will learn how to paint lots of different subjects by painting postcard size paintings of fruit & vegetables, flowers and butterflies, topiaries and trees, windows and doors, houses and castles, simple figures and faces, dogs and cats, beaches and waves, the Eiffel Tower and the Ponte Vecchio and lots of subjects of your own choosing. You will also learn how to simplify the drawing process using grids, how to draw quick thumbnail sketches, why it's ok to trace, and lots of ways to fix painting mistakes. When you leave the workshop you'll feel confident and inspired to continue painting on your own!

Barbara Roth has a degree in art from UCLA, a teaching credential with specialization in art education, and has studied art at Art Students League in NY, Art Center in Pasadena, and Otis Parsons in LA. Currently, she teaches for Mira Costa Community Ed, the San Dieguito Art Guild, Fallbrook School of the Arts and Escondido Adult School. She also teaches workshop in her home studio in Northern San Diego, as well as in Italy, France and England. In addition she writes "How To" books on Painting, Drawing and Sketch Booking. Recently, she wrote articles for "Pages" magazine on art journaling topics. In her free time she paints furniture, makes soup, watches her husband surf and walks her 3 dogs.

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