Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

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CVWG 2017 Workshops

2017 workshops, (details below), will be held at Zehmer Hall, Charlottesville, VA.  Maximum 25 participants per workshop. Reserve your space with a $50 deposit, which is applicable to final fee. Final payment is due one month before the workshop with check payable to “CVWG Workshop”.

Send your deposit with your address, phone number and email address to Patty Richmond, 2395 Kingston Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 Phone: (434) 296-2979; email:  PattyRichmond@comcast.net.

Monday-Tuesday, May 8-9 – Rick Weaver
Sketching in Opaque Watercolor

$150.00 (members), $190.00 (non-members)

Opaque Watercolor is a flexible and fun medium for sketching on trips, for making studies for more finished paintings in other media, or for doing finished works of art in watercolor. It has fluidity and immediacy of watercolor but you have the ability to work over to change and build up paint as you do when working with oils. This workshop will use the still-life to explore the technique of working in this medium.

Rick Weaver received his formal art training in New York at the National Academy of Design and The New York Graduate School for Figurative Art. He has shown his work in a number of venues nationally, including galleries in Chicago, Washington and New York. He has received recognition in sculpture and painting.

Rick lives in Charlottesville. He teaches at Piedmont Community College and in his own studio.

Website: RichardWeaver.net


Wednesday-Friday, October 18-19-20.  Lynn Ferris
Capturing the Light


$200.00 (members), $240.00 (non-members)

Good light and shadow can change a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Using a limited palette of mainly transparent paints, students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention.

Lynn Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and the Florida Watercolor Society. Her work was the subject of a feature article in Watercolor  Magazine and can be seen in Watercolor Magic. She has been an award winner in ” The Artist Magazine All-Media Competition, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.

Website: LynnFerris.com

 Other Local Classes/Workshops

Karen Rosasco’s Critique Sessions!
MARCH 9, April 20, May 18, June 8
CCV Critique ( Composition, Color and Value)

Ever wonder what your art needs to be finished, be successful, to win awards or appeal to buyers? Join the Shenandoah Valley Art Center’s new monthly critique class led by nationally recognized instructor Karen Rosasco. Starting January 12th from 1-3 PM or longer if needed, the critique will broaden your horizons, fine tune your design skills and help you to create a masterpiece every time. Bring one or two finished pieces or works in progress along with a sketchbook ( approximately 9 x 12 inches) pencil, eraser, and Sharpie pen. The class will meet the second Thursdays of January, February and March and cost $20 per session payable when you attend. Call SVAC to register or just show up at the art center in Waynesboro at the designated time.

After critiquing all the participant’s work, Karen will lead a short design exercise which will strengthen your knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design with a focus on composition, color choices and value patterns. Karen has taught art to children and adults for over 50 years including 31 years in public schools including preparing high school art students portfolios for college acceptance, leading art trips and workshops on 6 continents plus teaching week long mixed-media and design workshops across the US and Canada. In 2007 Karen’s entry in the American Watercolor Society’s annual international show received the second place silver medal award. Her work is in many corporate collections including General Electric.

Mark Polomchak workshop
November 4-5, 2017
Mt. Jackson, VA
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