(LIVE ONLINE) Creating Abstract Watercolors

Levels: All Levels

Offered: Four (4) Thursday sessions: June 11, June 18, June 25, and July 2, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Instructor: Robert Dvorak


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Have fun creating rich, colorful, abstract paintings. In this creative workshop you will learn the most important criteria for any successful painting. This could be the most valuable watercolor workshop you will ever take. It will make you see all your painting endeavors as abstract compositions, full of energy, drama, light, and color. Using a variety of creative watercolor techniques, you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. You will learn:
• how to create new ideas for paintings
• exciting ways to experiment with watercolor
• a variety of composition secrets
• how to exaggerate your colors
• how to create drama
• masking, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush
• the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures.

You will watch step-by-step painting demonstrations, try them, and come away from the class with many new ways to create your own abstract watercolor paintings. Beginning students as well as those with previous watercolor instruction will find this class new, valuable and exciting

With a series of easy exercises, you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. Painting in watercolor is easy when you trust your ability to create and find opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. In a relaxed safe painting environment you will learn to use your imagination to deliberately paint abstract watercolors.

You will need your watercolor painting materials. A supply list will be sent to each registered participant. Color handouts will be emailed to each registered student.

Meets: Four days, 2 PM to 3:30 PM.

Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák has been making painting and drawing fun and easy to learn for 35 years. He is a watercolor artist and public speaker on creativity. His books include: The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, The Pocket Drawing Book, Selling Art 101. He has been a featured artist in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine.