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``Nostalgic Watercolors`` by David R. Smith

Class Information

In this workshop, we will paint a nostalgic city painting and a vintage car/camper painting.  While doing so, you will learn to:

  • Unify a painting by linking shapes based on values.
  • Mix colors on the paper.
  • Work on different moisture qualities of paper.
  • Create different edge qualities to shapes.
  • Work with different consistencies of pigment.

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: Feb 21 & 22 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Participants: Max 16

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • David will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to David
  • You will be able to show your work to David to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. Unifying a painting by linking shapes based on values.
  2. Mixing colors on the paper.
  3. Working on different moisture qualities of paper.
  4. Creating different edge qualities to shapes.
  5. Working with different consistencies of pigment.

Biography-David R. Smith

David R. Smith began his artistic journey studying Chinese Brush Painting in the United States and China.  A decade later, he was introduced to Western style watercolor painting and was amazed at how enjoyable and forgiving it was compared to working on rice paper.  Ever since, he has been hooked on watercolor painting, and has become a popular artist and instructor nationally and internationally, as well as a sought-after juror.

David is the recipient of the Skyledge Award (the highest recognition awarded by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America), an award winner and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and his work has earned him numerous “Best of Show” awards, signature memberships, showings in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad, and inclusion in publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and multiple editions of SPLASHThe Best of Watercolor.

With over 25 years of experience as a public school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills into easily learned chunks and now enjoys helping workshop participants find success with watercolor.  As much as he loves to paint, he has found sharing his watercolor passion through instruction even more gratifying and he is most rewarded when he hears a frequent comment: “This is one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken.”

Find out more about David R. Smith on his website.

Samples of David R. Smith's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Thank you David Smith for teaching some wonderful techniques and concepts. This is certainly something I haven’t ever attempted before and it was a lot of fun.”

Ladona B.

“Love, love love your online classes! I’ve done two so far and have really enjoyed both.  I feel my work has improved a lot thanks to your online workshops.

You do the BEST job of these workshops. I love the pace, and the instructors are all so willing to stop and help students!” 

Arlette T.

“Jackie, the courses and quality of instructors you have cultivated through French Escapade V.I.E.W. is world-class. Jackie, you do such a great job hosting the program — you are on top of your game with production quality, responsiveness with quick replay links, and also announcing upcoming events to students. A side benefit is your fun, wickedly sharp and entertaining sense of humor. Keep up the great work. I’m not surprised that V.I.E.W. is expanding and doing so well.”

Sandy G.

The Price of US $ 178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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