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Donna Watson Workshop – “Personal Expression – A Design Approach”
“Personal Expression – A Design Approach”
February 16-18, 2016; 9am-4pm
$375 – Limit 16 students!
This workshop is for all types of artists - whether they paint representational, abstract or non-objective. It is also for all types of
mediums - including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, encaustic, oil, collage or mixed media. The emphasis is on searching for personal
content and style, design and composition—-three steps to fabulous art. Participants will work on composition, design elements
and principles, and explore personal, unique aspects of their work. They will examine content, creativity and personal expression.
There will be slide talks, assignments, exercises, individual and group discussions and critiques. By the end of the workshop the
artist will have a stronger understanding of their strengths and a good direction they can continue in their own studios. By
emphasizing certain elements and principles, and choosing more personal content, their work will become more unique, and
Donna is a mixed media painter and collage artist who has worked with many different mediums and styles of painting. She has
signature membership in AWS and NWS, and is a juror and workshop instructor all over the U.S. and Canada.
All workshop attendees receive special pricing and discounts on any and all art supplies
mentioned on Jean’s supply list!
We offer 25% OFF paints, paper pads and panels! 25% OFF Canvas Boards! 50% OFF all
stretched canvas! 25-40% OFF paint brushes!
And so much more!
•Paint: any paint: watercolor, acrylic, gesso, mixed media, oil or encaustic
•Paper: any paper or illustration board, or canvas or wood supports half sheet or quarter sheet sizes (15”x20” or smaller) AND six
8”x10” sizes for exercises
•Brushes: any sizes or styles
•Sketch book and pencil
•ONE art book or art magazine that has pictures (will NOT cut this up)
•10-12 original paintings for personal critique (CURRENT WORK ONLY) Can be photo copies, photographs of original paintings
•An artist statement (no more than half a page)
•rice papers
•found papers
•tissue paper
•Matte medium (jar) and cheap brush
•Rubber stamps/stamp pads
•watercolor pencils or crayons
•brayer (2” size)