Saturday August 11th 10am-5pm & Sunday, August 12th 11am-4:30pm
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.
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.