Thursday, Sept 1 10:00am – 1:00pm
This Watercolor Workshop, using Liquid Watercolors, is designed for adults w/ varied artistic abilities, everyone is welcome. This medium is transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Participants preferring to use watercolor in tubes are welcome to use their preferred medium. I will start this class w/ a demonstration showing specific techniques needed to accomplish completed paintings. The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration w/ an emphasis on composition & cropping. The process of watercolor painting will be a source of relaxation, expanded creativity & FUN! Before this workshop, pdf’s of images we will be working on, will be sent. If participants can print these, to reference in class, it will be helpful.
PLANT LIFE: Participants will be inspired by the graphic shapes & colors of: shiny brown chestnuts emerging from their spiky green pods, wing like tree seed pods, the bulb of an amaryllis, a botanical illustration of a tulip, & a dried poppy seed pod. Techniques including wet on wet, dry brush for shading, gaining control of brush strokes for tight tiny lines & broad single strokes for pods, petals and leaves. This class will emphasize design, cropping & placement of each illustration. The final result will be a poster complete with hand done watercolor type.
Provided upon registration.
MARIKA HAHN is a Creative Center Hospital Artist-In-Residence at Bellevue Hospital's Cancer Center. When a patient tells Marika they are not creative, she asks them to give her a few minutes of their time. Once the brush is in their hand, color gets dropped onto a wet paper and flows and blends into other colors. Says Marika, "Patients are amazed. Everyone smiles!" Her own artwork is inspired by nature & wildlife even though NYC is her home. Exploring color, shapes & brush strokes w/ people who have never before held a paint brush inspires Marika to further her work. Marikahahn.com