Wednesdays: February 21st – March 21st (5 weeks) from 1:30-4:30pm
The spontaneity of watercolor makes it the perfect medium to capture likeness and character in portraits with transparent washes and lively brushwork. Working from photos and sketches, you’ll learn a three-layer, four-value approach to painting as you gain confidence and control through instructor demos, guided practice, and individualized feedback. All levels of ability are welcome, but some prior beginning watercolor and/or color theory experience is helpful. Materials list available in store or after registration.
We will be in touch via email with a materials list and additional class details in the days leading up to the class.
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.