Moorhead Community Education Drawing and Watercolor Workshop a Success!

On June 10-14th, 12 artists took my Beginning Drawing and Watercolor Workshop through Moorhead Community Education. What an amazing group this was! See the photo below to honor their accomplishments! This was a cohesive, hard-working group and they were a blessing to me and my assistant, nephew Nick Moe. The beauty of this group is that many of these students had also taken my Seeing Things Differently sketching courses through Community Education-this is a sketching course I market to people who lack confidence in their artistic ability or have done art in the past, but “life got in the way”, and they became rusty….Fast forward:  soon they  became proficient in drawing and wanted to tackle the next thing: watercolor. There is a smooth transition from sketching to watercolor if you understand light and dark and how it works to make a painting full of visual appeal. I teach several exercises for that concept alone. We took in quite a bit in the 5 day workshop, but we remembered to have a sense of humor and enjoy each other’s accomplishments…We all learn from each other, we all help each other, we all can admit we struggle, and we can all be honest about our “inner critic”, we are in this boat together, ..It doesn’t matter what your ability is..what matters is your desire to improve and that is where God uses me…because I am always depending on Him to help me to be sensitive to my students’ needs. Thank you, Lauri, director of Community Ed, for seeking me out as a teacher for Community Education a few years back. My sketching classes paved the way to a 5 day workshop in drawing and watercolor.  What a great way to start summer! If you are in need of a life-changing workshop, please consider taking my Beginning Drawing and Watercolor Workshop- for all levels of painters. You will get to the next level and that is a wonderful place to be………..Happy painting!

 

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Designing Your Watercolors for Success


Last week, I was in East Grand Forks at the beautiful Campbell Library teaching a 3 day workshop called Designing Your Watercolors for Success. This workshop was supported by the River Forks Watercolor Society. It was a fantastic week with some amazing artists who pushed through lots of exercises and learned how to get away from copying photographs. Thank you to all of those who participated. You were so enthusiastic and fun as we all worked hard for 3 days running. Thanks, River Forks Watercolor Society for asking me to teach this workshop!

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