913JP: Nature Up Close: Watercolor with JoAnn Pippin Dates: September 13, 20, 27 October 4
Level: Beginners with Experience & Up
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September 13, 20, 27
Nature Up Close is a great class for people who love to see patterns and color in fields, forests, and mountain trails. This class explores basic techniques and skills in watercolor painting using different natural themes such as fruit on a branch, fallen leaves, lichen patterns on rocks and tree trunks, and light on blossoms and foliage. In each of 4 sessions we will match technique to subject matter, producing paintings that introduce the different approaches that watercolorists use. The goal for practicing artists is to explore new ways of painting familiar subjects, and for beginning watercolorists is to find a favorite technique. We will all work with the same reference photos and drawings in order to learn the basics, so you will be able to use your skills with future subjects. Be prepared for some homework, as the 3-hour sessions are for demonstrations, discussion, and starts on paintings you will work on during the week that follows the class.
- JoAnn Pippin
JoAnn Pippin has been painting watercolors since 1992, and teaching in the High Country since 2011. She is a signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of NC. Her passion is to explore different watercolor techniques, using landscape, floral, and still life subjects. Her works have been exhibited in juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, New England, and the southwest. Primary studies were at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA.