Wednesdays: February 19, 26, March 4, & 11th 10-1pm (9-12pm on 3/11)
Inside and out, city life has a pulse whether we are working, playing or just passing through. Architecture defines urban spaces. Things that move are not limited to humans. Capture a unique sense of place and energy. Work from photo reference to paint a vibrant watercolor of city life. Learn to see the structure of light and shadow, perspective, and depth as you simplify shapes and values with a three-layer/four-value approach to watercolor. Build confidence as you explore pigment characteristics, wet-into-wet mingling, transparent layering, intentional lost and found edges, and lively brushwork with instructor demos, guided exercises and individualized feedback. All levels are welcome.
Saint Paul teaching artist and author Tara Sweeney has been creating award-winning watercolors for nearly forty years. TPT2 public television’s MN Original showcased her work https://www.tpt.org/post/artist-tara-sweeney/. Her picture book, A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute, is showcased in ASI’s exhibit, extra/ordinary February 29-July 5, 2020. She is professor emeritus with Augsburg University where she taught drawing and painting for 25 years. She earned undergraduate degrees in design and studio art from the University of WI, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She holds signature status in the MN Watercolor and National Watercolor Societies. tarasweeneyart.com.