2019 CROOKED CREEK ART LEAGUE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Chapin, SC “Indoor”
April 5 - 6
$180. (Non-members) registration is open to all artists starting February 3rd
Course Description: Students will enjoy exploring both innovative and traditional watercolor approaches that will further develop and enhance their own personal style of painting.
Using the basic approaches to watercolor painting as a springboard, students will explore different, innovative watercolor approaches and concepts. During this two-day workshop, Graff will provide a series of exercises, lectures, and demonstrations that will enable each student to fully understand different approaches on how to develop a painting. Graff states: “When an artist understands the basic principles and elements of design, the subject matter becomes unlimited. It is essential that the students go beyond the level of just recording facts. It is my intent to convey to the students how to spontaneously respond to the subject matter in an unrestricted, yet semi-controlled manner.” The different watercolor concepts introduced will enlighten both the traditional and contemporary watercolor artists. The course will be conducted indoors at the Crooked Creek Park facility.
A PowerPoint presentation will be open for the entire class and all Crooked Creek Art League members to attend Thursday evening, April 4. The first part of this PowerPoint program will highlight Graff's painting techniques, approaches, and theories of thought regarding compositional design. The second part of this PowerPoint program will consist of a critique that features the participating workshop student's paintings that were created prior to the workshop.
2019 MAINE COAST 37th ANNUAL “PLEIN AIR” WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Stonington, ME “On location”
July 21 - 26
Registration deadline: April 1 (Class fills early)
c/o: Jan Graff
102 Safe Harbor Circle
Salem, SC 29676
Course Description: Stonington, 47 miles south of Bangor, is an old fishing village situated along the picturesque coastline of Deer Isle, Maine. This quaint, active harbor is surrounded with vintage architectural structures and an array of fishing and lobster boats. Windjammers sail through the area on a regular basis and use the harbor for anchoring overnight. This five-day workshop is preceded with a get-acquainted gathering on Sunday and the workshop concludes with a group farewell dinner Friday evening. Morning instruction begins each day at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. Each day, morning instruction will include insightful lectures, discussions, exercises and demonstrations. Students will paint on location at a variety of designated painting sites during the course of the week. Following class, students will have the option of continuing their painting pursuits independently or enjoy exploring different types of recreational activities such as golf, island excursions, boat trips, kayaking, hiking, farmer’s market, etc. Informative 2-hour critiques will be conducted at the town hall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening (spouses are always welcome). Students will also have the option of participating in a miniature painting exchange with fellow participants, including Fred. Details regarding this painting exchange will be further outlined upon registration. It stands to reason why Stonington is the best-kept secret among artists; it is undeniably a painter’s paradise.
2019 MAINE COAST WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Registration can be done by E-mail and/or U.S. Mail. When submitting your workshop registration please include the following information:
Name (first and last):
Name of Workshop:
In order to complete and finalize your registration, you will need to send via U.S. Mail a check payable to Frederick C. Graff in the amount of $100 to the following address:
Frederick C. Graff
102 Safe Harbor Circle
Salem, SC 29676
Please submit your application and deposit by the registration deadline. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline.