Saturday, July 13th 10-12pm
FREE Demo, but please register using the online form below or call 651-698-6431
Want to start watercolor painting but don’t know what supplies you’ll need and why? Visiting watercolorist Jane M. Mason cover the basics so you can get yourself set up and start painting this summer. Follow this up with Jane’s make a Watercolor Color Chart Class on Sunday and Watercolor Summer Garden Painting class on Tuesday.
· What palette to choose
· What colors make a good starter set
· How to set up your palette
· What brushes to get started
· Talking about color charts
· Basic paper decisions overview
Visiting Illinois Watercolorist, educator, blogger Jane M. Mason of WatchingPaintDry.com will take us through her watercolor set up and help you find the painting set up that works for you!
She specializes in watercolor, (plein air and in the studio), drawing, photography, textile art, and multi-media collage work. Her subject matter covers the gamut from landscapes, seascapes and urban views, to abstracts, florals and still lifes. Her artwork is in collections across North America and abroad. She has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe and lived in Florence, Italy as well as the Midwest and New England. Her family has owned a little cabin Up North in Minnesota for almost a century. Jane spends as much time as she can squeeze in at the cabin each year.
She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University. She has had extensive undergraduate and post-graduate training in watercolor and fine art. Artists she has studied under include: Jim Alinder, Gerald Brommer, Antonioni Catelina, Carol Carter, Cheng-Khee Chee, Joe Fettingus, Frank Francese, Lois Gruberger, Keith Jacobshagen, Paul Jackson, Margaret Keller, Nita Leland, Skip Lawrence, Zenaide Luhr, BillyO O’Donnell, Steven Quiller and Janet Walsh.
She is the former president of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, and the Greater St. Louis Art Association. Her articles and artwork have been featured in numerous publications including the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor, ARTCalendar, and The Artist’s Magazine. She has taught art and art history to all levels for over 20 years. Currently, she teaches online through TakeLessons.com. She teaches locally in Illinois around Chicago, Park Ridge, and Peoria. She teaches workshops in various states.
Jane’s work explores connectedness. She thinks about how we are all connected. Her goal is to emphasize our shared experiences rather than our differences. She accomplishes this by using her art to speak from a quiet voice about beauty, color, light, friendship, culture, art traditions, and the gifts of creation we share. It is spiritual, joyful, uplifting, and rewarding work.
Here’s how you can find her: