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2016 Schedule of Classes
Can you believe we’re already in June? Boy! I sure cannot. This year has flown by. Here’s what’s up for the rest of 2016 and into 2017.
Hope you have time for a class with me. Happy Painting!
Mendocino Art Center: July 18 – 22
“Sense-Sational Roses and Faces”
Workshop Dates: July 18-22 2016 (Mon. – Fri.)
Contact the Mendocino Arts Center to sign up: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Fine_Art.html
In our world there are many surfaces… shiny, textural, transparent, reflective, luminescent and iridescent. The artist who understands what goes into rendering these surfaces can create, not only beautiful paintings, but, works that call to the viewer’s senses.
In this class, using two different subject matters, Jeannie will guide you in exploring these surface qualities. First she will demonstrate painting a beautiful translucent rose, including how to paint glistening water drops.
Next the class will explore a close up portrait which will include a bit of hair, glowing eyes, smooth skin, and glossy lips.
In beginning to understand the individual qualities of each surface and the techniques that go into creating them, you may add a whole new depth and meaning to your paintings.
Come experience, explore and create.
“Sparkle and Shine”
Three day watercolor workshop in Lodi, CA at Double Dip Gallery
When: August, 9 – 11
Times: 10am – 4pm
Class fee: $250
Let’s study how to paint shiny surfaces… silver, glass, chrome… It’s always fun to see the surface of an object come to life on the page. Jeannie will help you see and translate paint on paper into the illusion of shine. A design and photo reference will be provided, but students may use their own photo, if desired.
North Valley Art League Watercolor Workshop
“Painting with Rainbows”
When: August 30 – September 2, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: SDA Church, 2828 Eureka Way, Redding, CA 96001
Cost: NVAL Members: $325, Non-Members: $350 nval membership is $35 per year. to join nval, click here.
30 spots available, Signup Deadline, August 15
In this 4 day workshop I will demonstrate my translucent approach to watercolor. I’ll show students how to use layers of transparent staining color to create luminescence, variety and beauty. Subject matter is open, however students may, if desired, use Jeannie’s image to work from and to follow along.
Students will be encouraged to try a variety of warm-up exercises which will add to their in skill in watercolor. Creative backgrounds will be discussed and demonstrated. Color mixing, glazing, composition and design are always included in my workshops. I will demonstrate, critique and give individual attention to each student and guide each student at their own skill level.
I will be Jurying the North Valley Art League’s National Show this year!
You may click the above link to enter the show and to find out more.
Translucent Watercolor Portraits in San Luis Obispo
When: October 14 – 16, 2016
Times: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
To find out more and to sign up for this class please click the link below.
If you’re interested in any of these events or classes, please contact me for more information and to sign up.
Materials List for Watercolor Classes and Workshops
Paper: Artist-grade cold-press paper, 140 lb. (Stretched preferred) or 300 lb. Clipped, stapled or taped on gatorboard or other hard surface.
- Use ¼ sheet, ½ sheet or full sheet, your choice
- (For those wanting to use my template, use ¼ sheet)
- Watercolor pads, 140 lb., 11 x 14 or larger, are okay
- I recommend Arches brand paper.
- Be prepared with extra paper for practice studies.
Palette: Large Professional palette with areas for mixing colors.
Winsor Yellow, or another transparent yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium okay)
Thalo Blue or Winsor Blue (green shade)
Optional:Thalo Yellow Green (Grumbacher), or Skip’s Green (Cheap Joe’s) Winsor Lemon or other transparent lemon yellow Winsor Orange Cobalt Blue French Ultramarine Blue Winsor Dioxazine Violet Alizarin Crimson Winsor Green (blue shade) Quinacridone Gold, Coral, Magenta
Water containers: Two – quart or larger plastic containers
Miscellaneous:2B pencil and sharpener or automatic pencil Graphite transfer paper (no wax) Kneaded eraser Household sponge Ruler Paper towels and/or Kleenex Masking Tape or blue tape Spray Bottle Notebook Sketchbook *I work on a slanted surface, so bring something sturdy to prop up your work ie: pencil box, 2×4 or 4×4 piece of wood Jeannie Vodden 1/13