February 8, 2016

Unconventional Watercolor Abstract Selfie Workshop

Starting March 3rd thru March 31st, you can experience an art journey of unconventional watercolor techniques while painting your "Selfie" and a second portrait using a vintage image, as you practice several different methods of applying watercolor and "White Wash". This workshop will be held every Thursday, at the Sandy Senior Center, located at: 9310 S. 1300 E., from 1-3:30 PM.  Five weeks of fun!

The first class I will be sharing the supplies you will need, prepping your pigments, how to tear a deckle edged sheet of 300 # watercolor paper, plus I will be taking your photos to transform them into poster size, line drawings for your painting.  You will also select another vintage portrait image that will be provided to you.  I will be demonstrating many fun techniques over the 5 weeks of March and will be giving you a student kit with lots of fun things to play with along the way.
This image shows a selfie of me, (Cindy), after two classes of applying watercolor.  I am ready to start the 3rd week of techniques, by adding textures to the background and week 4, techniques of adding shadows to the face and neck.  Week 5 we will be finalizing the details.  Handouts will be provided for each class as well as tips for facial painting of the individual parts of the face, plus special techniques for painting the hair using unusual painting aids.

The cost is $45 for members of the Sandy Watercolor Guild, or $65 for non-members.  Seating is limited to 15!  Reserve your seat today by dropping off a check to the front desk at the Sandy Senior Center.  Please make checks payable to "Sandy Senior Center", placed in an envelope, marked "Karla" or you may pay Karla or myself on Monday afternoons when we are at the center.  Payments will be accepted until March 1st.  Please note the Sandy Senior center is closed on most holidays, including Presidents Day-March 15th.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun project! Please send your check made out to SANDY SENIOR CENTER. You can deliver it in person or mail to
    Karla Nye: 8751 Oakwood Park Sandy 84094. Be sure to include a note stating which workshop you are signing up for. We have a full and exciting line-up!