May 7-10, 2018

Watercolor – By Design

Instructor: Beth Verheyden

In this transforming 4-day workshop, Beth brings exploration and explanation to the question: What is DESIGN?  You will learn to make the right choices to strengthen and develop your art as well as your confidence!  Beth will share her award winning strategies on composition and design, teaching you to see shapes rather than things; values before colors, and how to form relationships throughout your painting to create harmony and unity in your art.  “One part will talk to the other parts!”

There will be daily demonstrations with plenty of time to paint what you love.  You’ll learn to paint with infinite colors using a primary triad, encouraged to paint with purpose using minimal brush strokes, and you’ll be inspired to paint emotionally, telling your own story.

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Community Lodging
3-4 roommates in bunk style rooms (lower bunks only) Some rooms have bathroom in the room, some in the hall.
Program fee $245+
Meals $138+
Housing $148= $531
3 nights +
9 meals
Semi- Private Lodging
Share with 1-2 roommates (bathroom in room or next door)
Program fee $245+
Meals $138+
Housing $248= $631
3 nights +
9 meals
Private Lodging – sold out
Commuter
No overnight lodging, includes lunches and dinners
Program fee $245+
Meals $98+
Facility use fee $120 = $463
3 lunches +
3 dinners

 

Cancellation Policy:

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option: 

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018:

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Check in Wright Hall

5:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation

5:50 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Intro session with Beth Verheyden

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8-9, 2018:

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions with Beth Verheyden

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions with Beth Verheyden

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

5:45 PM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions with Beth Verheyden

11:45 AM – Volunteer Servers report to the Dining Hall

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions with Beth Verheyden

4:00 PM – Workshop concludes

5:00 PM – Check out

 

“BY DESIGN”

Watercolor Workshop with Beth Verheyden

Menucha Conference Center, May 7-10, 2018

 

SUPPLY LIST

 

The supplies with a square in front are the ones you need.   I’ve also given you “my favorites”, not because you need to purchase those, but because people are often curious.

 

PAINTS:

  • Bring your tubes of paint. I will ask you to use fresh paint right from the tube (not dried in your palette)
  • Your favorite transparent or semi-transparent primary colors. We’ll be using a limited palette (one red, one yellow & one blue); you only need to bring the transparent/semi-transparent primary colors you like the most, plus the few opaques listed below
    • My favorites: WN Quinacridone Red, WN Winsor Yellow, Davinci Phthalo Blue, Holbein Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Your favorite opaque colors
    • My favorites: Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Graham Cobalt Teal, American Journey Skip’s Green

 

PALETTE:

  • Palette with at least two large (4-6” minimum) mixing wells
    • My favorite: Cheap Joes Porcelain Palette – 11 x 16

PAPER:

  • Arches or Kilimenjaro 140lb. or 300lb. cold press, or whatever paper you normally paint on
    • My favorite: Arches 300lb. cold press
      • Please no Strathmore, Cotman or externally sized papers
    • You’ll need 2 sheets total, minimum
      • Bring extra paper if you think you might like to play more, or if you paint on ½ or full sheets

BRUSHES:

  • Your own favorites

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Water Spray Bottle
    • My favorite: Front pump with dual spray options:  mist or stream; can be found at all Sally Beauty Supply stores (about $3.50)
  • LYRA Graphitkreide (Graphite) Pencil, 9B and water-soluble
  • Drawing Pencil (no eraser on the end)
  • Ruler
  • Sketchbook (approx. 65 lb., 7 x 10” approx. size)
  • Tracing Paper (for composition visuals)
  • Clean “magic eraser sponge”. Can be purchased in the cleaning aisle of most grocery stores
  • All your normal painting supplies: erasers, masking fluid, cotton towel or sponge, facial tissues, paper towels
  • PHOTOS-both in color & black & white (7-8 total). These should be things you like and are interested in painting:
    • 2-3 with large, repeating shapes (multiple flowers, trees, buildings or figures, etc.)
    • 2 with both organic and geometric shapes (landscapes with structures, etc.)
    • 2-3 with action (something that was moving or could be moving)
  • BOOK: Order now (cost approx. $10 paper-back) for required pre-workshop reading.  J

“Learn Watercolor The Edgar Whitney Way”, by Ron Ranson

 

 

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