Third Session - Spring  3/19-3/25 2006

Landscape Painting/Design and Content
Gerald Brommer NWS, A.W.S, WCWS, is an innovative watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, teacher, and author. He has won awards in most US national competitive watercolor shows and has had over 160 solo exhibitions across the US and Asia. He has written 18 books and numerous articles, has juried national and regional watermedia exhibitions and has taught workshops in the United States and abroad.

This innovative workshop emphasizes content, or how to put meaning into your paintings and express yourself in your work. Design will be dealt with as a component of content, but the core of the workshop will be in dealing with color, mood, placement of subjects, personal expression, and how to inject your personal feelings about the subject into your work. what do you want to share with viewers when they look at your work? How does the subject make you feel? Why are you painting it in the first place? What do you want to say in your paintings? these and other questions will form the basis for the workshop  in both discussions and in the work that will be done. The overriding goal of this workshop is to help you achieve freedom of expression and to edit resource materials to help you say what you wish to say in your paintings.

When 3/19/-3/25 2006

Instructor: Gerald Brommer

class type: traditional watercolor

Level- Beginner/ intermediate

Master Class

Glenn Bradshaw, A.W.S., N.W.S., N.A., is Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Illinois. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and he is a frequent juror for national exhibitions.

The Master Class is essentially an open studio in which each participant paints in the manner that he or she chooses. There is no one mode or concept that is encouraged more than any other. All water media and combinations of media are welcome.

When: 3/19-3/25 2006

Instructor: Glen Bradshaw

class type: open

Level - Advanced

Color Emphasis Landscape Workshop - (Studio)

Don Andrews, A.W.S. is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and a past board of director of the American Watercolor Society. He has conducted over 200 workshops throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico and is author of Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor, published by Watson-Guptill.
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Through the language of watercolor, we can learn to explore the natural world around us in fresh, exciting and more personal ways. Don's color Emphasis Landscape class isn't geared to any specific level of achievement; rather, artists at all levels will benefit from the week-long exploration into color and design, and their utilization in the exciting world of landscape painting. this studio workshop will be will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help, personal critiques, as well as group critiques.

When: 3/19-3/25 2006

Instructor: Don Andrews

class type - traditional watercolor

Level - Intermediate - Beginner

Design and Personal Style -

Alex Powers lives in Myrtle Beach, SC. This is Alex's forty-eighth time as an instructor at Springmaid Beach. His book, Painting People in Watercolor - A Design Approach, was re-issued in paperback by Watson-Guptill in 1997.

This is a painting workshop that is not limited to watercolor. The emphasis will be on design and individual style rather than technique and subject matter. the workshop will include demonstrations, slide programs, lectures, individual help and critiques of class work, as well as individual consolations on slides or paintings brought from home. Although painting from the models is optional, there will be two models posing.

When: 3/19-3/25 2006

Instructor: Alex Powers

class type- watercolor/acrylic

Level - Intermediate - Advanced

Aquamedia: Free Style -

Mary Todd Beam A.W.S., N.W.S. is a much sought after workshop teacher and juror who is enthusiastic and energetic in teaching interpretation of the visual image. she has won major awards (including the 2002 gold Medal in the American Watercolor Society International) in many national exhibits, and has recently authored the book Celebrating your Creative Self, published by North Light the spring 2002. she also has a new video titled, An Acrylic Journey, from trash to Treasures, produced by Creative Catalyst Productions. her work appears in many books and publications and is also found in public and private collections here and abroad.

Jumpstart your creative juices and strengthen your painting skills in this hands-on workshop. You will learn an improvisational approach to subject matter in order to express your ideas and feelings more strongly. You will be experimenting with printing, staining and dimension to evolve a repertoire of techniques which are useful in loosening a rigid approach. Each day an aspect of design is presented through demonstration and visual aids. Personal style will
be developed though projects that elicit self-awareness.


When: 3/18-3/24 2007

Instructor: Mary Todd Beam

class type -experimental

Level - Intermediate

Open Studio

Warren Taylor, AWS,NWS, is a member of the Watercolor USA National Honor Society and a full time teacher on the staff of Midland College in Midland, Texas. He was the winner of the Arches Competition and most recently, on of four American finalists in the Winsor-Newton International Competition which was seen in London, Stockholm and New York.

While transparent watercolor remains central in this workshop, water soluble crayon and pencils will be more fully explored to free the artist to pi8ck yup the pace and work more spontaneously. areas of abstraction and realism will be separated and/or combined in this wide ranging approach. There will be no one idiom or subject theme, although special focus will be given to composition. Demonstrations, personal evaluations and technical coaching will be part of each day's process.

When: 3/19-3/25 2006

Instructor: Warren Taylor

class type-watercolor

Level- Intermediate

Watercolor Monotype Workshop

Kathleen Kuchar, holds a MFA from Wichita State University, is Professor Emeritus of Art at For Hays State University, Kansas. she is the recipient of the 1980 fort Hays State University's top professor award: 1993 Kansas governor's Visual Artist and the Fort Hayes State university's Distinguished Scholar. 1998. Kuchar's work has been extensively exhibited throughout the United States and is included in several books as well as many private and public collections.

This session is a painterly type of printmaking and is easily learned. It is a "studio friendly" method of working since there are no smelly or toxic materials. an image is painted with watercolor onto a Plexiglas or Mylar plate. After the painting is dry, it is transferred to a sheet of damp printmaking or watercolor paper with the aid of a printing press or by a brayer, roller or wooden spoon. you will explore several techniques including two-plate printing, Frottage, hand-printing, Assemblagraph and Chine Colle.

  When:3/19-3/25 2006

Instructor: Kathleen Kuchar

Class Type: watercolor

Level: Beginning - Advanced


Only a few openings left third week.  Spots available in Alex Powers, George James and Kathleen Kuchar

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