Join us for this three-day introductory workshop, which will give you the basics of transparent watercolor. Jude will begin with an explanation of supplies and why those are used. Exercises in various methods will be accomplished and by the 3rd day, a completed watercolor will be ready to take home!
Visual Arts Workshop
Introduction to Transparent Watercolor
Instructor-Artist: Jude Welter of Tillamook, OR
Adults 18 yrs & older, all skill levels
Weds, Thurs, Fri, August 29, 30 & 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day
Note: Please bring a sack-lunch each day of the workshop.
Join us for this three-day workshop: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor. “Transparent Watercolor” is defined by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America as: “…white paper showing through a transparent wash is the closest approximation to light in all the media, and light is the loveliest thing that exists. This is how Edgar Whitney describes and extols the virtues of transparency. Cheng Khee Chee expands on Whitney’s definition by describing the effects of transparent washes. The flow of washes possess a strong evocative power. The interpenetration of colors creates mysterious precipitations and nuances. Respected artist and teacher, Frank Webb, describes luminosity as …the painting’s ability to give off light. It generally derives from the light within and beneath—such as the white of watercolor paper under paint.”
Jude Welter has been a professional artist since 1975. In the early 1980s, she opened a gallery in Oregon City with her family in the historic Fellows House in the Canemah District. This was an ideal setting for her artwork as she loved to do detailed watercolors and pen and ink renderings of historic buildings and places. Eventu- ally, the Fellows House also became known for its daily luncheons and was a wonderful meeting place in the community. Artists such as Stephen Lyman, Robert Sherwood and Reba Owen were just a few of the creative talents who showed their paintings at the Fellows House. Great craftsmen such as ‘Mud Pie Pottery’ and Joe Halko bronzes also were featured at the Fellows House Gallery. Terry Welter did beautiful custom framing from the building which made it a complete experience for art enthusiasts.
Jude also became very active in the Community Education system and taught weekly classes throughout Clackamas County. Countless painters who began with Jude are now professional artists in their own right.
This three-day watercolor workshop will give you the basics of transparent watercolor. Jude will begin at the beginning with an explanation of supplies and why those are used. Exercises in various methods will be accomplished and by the 3rd day, a completed watercolor will be ready to take home!
Loaner supplies are furnished: brushes, paints and miscellaneous materials.