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Wednesdays: January 23, 30, Feb, 6, 13, & 20th 10am-1pm
Most of us here in Minnesota live inside half the year. Capture the mood of interior life whether your inspiration is the quality of light itself, or the figures, objects and spaces it illuminates. See the structure of light and shadow, perspective and depth. Create a three-layer value study from photo reference to simplify shapes and values. Learn to apply the same principles to a three-layer/four-value approach to color. Build confidence as you explore color mixing, pigment characteristics, wet into wet mingling, transparent layering, intentional lost and found edges, and lively brushwork through instructor demos, guided exercises and individualized feedback. All levels welcome. Materials list and photo selection guidelines available after registration.
Saint Paul teaching artist Tara Sweeney has been creating award-winning watercolors for nearly forty years. She holds signature status in the MN Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. “Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year,” is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction. She was awarded a 2017 MN state arts board artist initiative grant to illustrate the picture book A to Zåäö, as artist-in-residence at the American Swedish Institute (University of MN Press publication, spring 2019.) She taught drawing and painting at Augsburg College for 25 years. She holds degrees in design and studio art from the University of WI and an MFA from MCAD.