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Jun 14 - 16 2021


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



614KW: The Contemporary Figure with Kate Worm (Gouache & Watercolor)

The Contemporary Figure: A Creative Approach with Gouache and Watercolor
Level: All

Workshop Fee: $345
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Learn to create beautiful figure paintings with strong composition and expressive color. The approach is contemporary using rollers, stencils and scrapers to layer paint. Working with a clothed model class members will paint with gouache and watercolor in an opaque manner, not in a traditional transparent watercolor way. (Gouache is a watercolor with added chalk to make the paint opaque.)  Good drawing and beautiful color harmonies will be emphasized. The class includes demonstrations and daily critiques. All ability levels are welcome.


This approach works will with acrylic and acrylic painters are welcome. However, all demonstrations will be in gouache and watercolor. Acrylic painters should bring their own paints plus the other items on the materials list.

Workshop Teacher

  • Kate Worm

    Since 1994, Kate Worm has worked as a drawing and painting instructor at the Hickory Museum of Art, in Hickory, North Carolina. In 2001 the museum presented a solo exhibition of Worm’s paintings, and since then she has exhibited in one- and two-person shows in galleries throughout her state. She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Kate’s painting won 1st Place in the WSNC 2010 exhibition. American Artist Watercolor Magazine featured her figure paintings in the Summer 2006 issue. Be sure to watch  several YouTube instructional videos by Kate in collaboration with Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies.

    Kate retired from the HMA after serving on the staff for 11 years, first as Adult Educator and finally Curator of the Permanent Collection.  She continues to serve on the Acquisitions Committee and as an instructor. Her paintings are promoted by three galleries in North Carolina: Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk, Art Source in Raleigh, and City Art Gallery in Greenville.

    Visit Kate’s Website

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