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Watercolor Portraits with Tara Sweeney

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register Now | $168

This class is nearly full. Please call the store to register at this time. 651-698-6431

Wednesdays: January 8, 15, 22, & 29th 10am-1pm

Fee: $168

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 gain confidence through demonstration, exercises, guided work time and individualized feedback as you explore dynamic 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.

Tara Sweeney_bio photo Instructor Bio:

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.

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January 8
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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