“Intuitive Sketching” Watercolor and Ink

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students the importance of intuitive journaling or sketching by honing their skills with daily practice. Participants will use ink, watercolor and gouache in a 9 X 12 watercolor sketchbook starting with random marks of ink, then transparent watercolor and gouache. The application of these random marks will create an assortment of elements such as line, shape, value, texture, color and direction. As the sketch progresses these elements will be combined with principles of design such as contrast, unity, pattern, conflict, dominance, gradient, balance, alternation and repetition. Some elements may be eliminated. Some may be enhanced. But it is the combination of these elements and principles of design which will determine the final composition of the sketch.

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This is a 4-hour workshop from 9am to 1pm. Please bring a sack lunch. There is a microwave and refrigerator that we may use. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Artist and workshop instructor Stan Kurth has drawn and painted most of his life. An aunt, who was an artist and art instructor, became a big influence even before he began school. Stan lives with the conviction of “fear not” and that same attitude permeates not just his life but his art. His focus and dedication to his work have earned him signature member status in several watercolor societies including the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies – Master. He currently lives in Arizona.

$45 (Members) $50 (Non-Members)

Important: The ability to attend this workshop via Zoom is not guaranteed. It depends on the availability of the Zoom coordinator and a minimum of 4 attendees. If you select the Zoom option please contact Vivian 602-793-7973 the week before the workshop to verify availability.

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