The Power of Contrast Workshop


Saturday, March 25th
9 AM-2:30 PM
Tallahassee Studio

What is one thing that makes a work of art compelling? One thing that keeps you staring? As an art instructor, I know there is a list of things that make a work of art compelling but for this workshop, we will be discussing the power of contrast. I will show you how to use shadows, color, and highlights to your advantage to create an eye-catching piece of art through watercolors.

In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss foundational steps to creating contrast through watercolors. Including, selecting a good subject to paint, controlling the water, color mixing, masking, and creating intensity.

Attendees will complete a step-by-step watercolor painting during the workshop.

Material List:
9x12 watercolor paper (Strathmore 400 series, Fabriano, or Arches watercolor paper. Spiral, or block is fine).

Tubes or Pans of the following colors:
Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, and a watercolor palette

Masking Fluid

Watercolor brushes including a small liner or round brush, flat brush (size 8 or 10), and mop brush (optional)

Location: Tallahassee Studio
3644-2 Shamrock St. West Tallahassee FL 32309

Available for ages 15- Adult
Limited to 10 students
Appropriate for intermediate and advanced students

Registration includes lunch from Lil' Fig's Cafe
The material list will be sent via email once registration is paid.