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Sep 10 2022


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



910JR:Watercolor for Beginners with Judy Rider

Simple Lesson’s in Watercolor

Level: Beginner
All Materials Provided

Painting in watercolor requires patience, perseverance, and practice. Lots of practice.  Students will learn how to load brushes with paints in various amounts of water to produce various types of painting applications called washes. How to paint a flat wash, graded wash, mingled or wet into wet wash, and layering or glazing will be demonstrated. These will be incorporated into small demos using subjects like flowers, fruits/vegetables and a simple landscape. Setting up a palette, color choices, saving whites and simplifying values will be incorporated, time permitting.





Judy Rider, a watermedia painter living in Hickory, NC, has been exhibiting her art since 1987.  She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, member Southern Watercolor Society, and National Watercolor Society and a member of a local group called Piedmont Painters.  Her work reflects impressions from her daily life, travels throughout this region and country, and places like Italy and Ireland. Judy has studied with many professional art teachers, but also experiments with various techniques on a regular basis in her home studio.  She continues to seek a higher level of artistic expression through this self-study, and professional instruction. Judy has taught watercolor classes at Catawba Valley Community College and the Hickory Museum of Art.  Judy has a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and a M.A. from West Virginia University in English Education.

Artist’s Statement:  “Whether I am expressing a feeling of excitement or quietness, a sense of time or place, a particular mood or drama, I enjoy portraying light and shadow through watercolor, gouache and acrylics.  The results can be both dramatic and surprising. It is my goal to capture the essence of the composition on the painting surface to capture the viewer’s attention.”


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