Watercolor: Still Life, Landscapes, & Figures
Monday – Friday, April 7 – 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop is FULL. Please email your name and phone number to Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at email@example.com to be added to the wait list.
We are pleased to announce a second session for April 14 – 18, 2014. Please see details below this workshop listing or Click Here.
Learning to simplify and avoid overworking artwork are the goals of this workshop. Charles Reid uses the same approach for figures, still life, and landscapes. First, we will use contour drawing, helping students to concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than on individual isolated objects. Next, we will practice “direct painting”, using as few over washes as possible. We will concentrate on good paint consistency (the correct ratio of water and paint when the brush is loaded.) Our goal will be to achieve the correct color, edge variety and tonal value with our first try. It is strongly advised that each student will have reviewed the most recent books, Charles Reid’s Watercolor Secrets and Watercolor Solutions. Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced.
Charles Reid has long been considered a master of the medium of watercolor. His paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability. The viewer is immediately drawn into his rich compositions. His figures are beautifully rendered, in a simple, direct and natural, gestural manner that reveals his interest in painting the light as much as the person.
Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He has won numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980, he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Public collections of his work include Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Reid teaches workshops around the world. He has written eleven books on painting in watercolor and oil. Visit his website: www.charlesreidart.com. Click Here for Supply List.
Five – Day Workshop fee is $825 for members/$850 non-members. You may opt to pay a $200 deposit, with the balance due 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop, or pay the entire fee at the time of registration. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment. Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here Charles Reid Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2014 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 18 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: March 7, 2014. This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.
Please note: Because of our obligations to the instructor, no refund of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 30 days of the start of the workshop. Prior to March 7, 2014, we will refund your registration fees less a $200 workshop cancellation fee. However, there will be no refunds given for cancellations after March 7, 2014. The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. This minimum enrollment is determined on an individual class basis. In case of cancellation by the Museum, the advance payment will be refunded to you. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.