Watercolor Workshop with Barbara Nechis

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Date: May 17th - May 20th, 2018

The Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) will host a Watercolor Workshop from May 17 – May 19 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC). This workshop is sponsored by the Auburn Arts Association and is a part of the 77th Annual National Exhibition to be held at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art May 20 thru July 29. The exhibition is juried and awards will be announced at an opening reception on May 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the museum. Barbara Nechis will serve as the juror. 

Barbara Nechis will also be teaching all of the workshops. Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush. She will present and demonstrate a different method or idea each day using several techniques to show how to construct original paintings from both source material and imagination.

This workshop is for artists who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun and be intuitive and inventive. The emphasis of the workshops will be on concept, color and design. Both abstract and realistic forms will be addressed. Topics include controlling paint on wet paper, under-painting, layering and adding gouache.

The May 17 and May 18 workshops on Thursday and Friday will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The May 19 workshop will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The registration deadline for the workshop is May 12. A $200 registration fee is required to hold a reservation, and the remainder of the fee is due no later than May 17. The full fee of the workshop is $360 for WSA members and $400 for non-WSA members.

The brochure can be downloaded on the WSA website at watercolorsocietyofal.org. For questions or to register, please contact Jaceena Shepard at jaeshep@aol.com.