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Watercolor Portraits with Tara Sweeney

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register Now | $168

This class has nearly filled – please call the store to register at this time 651-698-6431

Thursday, August 24th and Thursday, August 31st from 10-5pm (2 daylong classes with 1 hour lunch both days)

Watercolors are a lot like people—you have to accept their quirks as well as their best qualities. That spontaneity makes watercolor the perfect medium to capture likeness and character in transparent washes and lively brushwork. Working from photos and sketches, you will learn through demonstration, exercises, guided work time and individualized feedback as you explore composition, value study, split primary color palette and portrait painting techniques.

We will be in touch via email with a materials list and additional class details in the days leading up to the class.


WetPaint_pocketjournal_headshotInstructor Bio:

Saint Paul teaching artist and writer Tara Sweeney has been creating with watercolor and ink for nearly forty years. “Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year,” is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction featuring her favorite everyday people, places and things. She and her son, Nate Christopherson have been awarded a 2017 MN state arts board artist initiative grant to illustrate “A to Zåäö,” a series of 29 objects from the American Swedish Institute’s historic collection, each one representing a letter of the Swedish alphabet. She retires April 2017 after 25 years of teaching drawing and painting at Augsburg College.

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August 24
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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