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VIEW with George Politis, RI, AWS

Greek Monastery in Watercolor

In this workshop the subject “Monastery in Greece”, George will show several of his techniques to achieve striking and successful watercolors, full of textures and contrasts. Instead of using collage like George did in his painting (see to the left), you will only use watercolor but by applying his own technique of “fake collage in Watercolor”, you will achieve the same effect.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: June 26 & 27 from 9am-noon PDT 

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Participants: Max 20

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
  • George 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 George
  • You will be able to show your work to George 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. We will deal with depicting the foreground (vineyard), middle ground (trees), architecture (Monastery) as the focal area and background (layers of hills/mountain) and create the feeling of perspective.
  2. Learn how to use flowing colors – wet in wet technique.
  3. Learn to create textures by using mixing on the paper, drybrush, spattering and by using granulation.
  4. Learn negative painting.
  5. Learn “Fake collage” in watercolor (a George Politis approach).
  6. Various other important aspects like importance of edges and contrasts and compositional and color choices will be discussed and practiced.

Biography-George Politis, RI, AWS

George Politis paints in watermedia and lives in Thessaloniki in Greece. 

He is signature member of AWS (American Watercolor Society), RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors), San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), MoWS (Missouri Watercolor Society), AWA (Arizona Watercolor Association), NEWS (North East Watercolor Society), IAF (Institut des Arts Figuratifs) and has served as President of the Artists Society of Northern Greece (2009-2015) etc. His paintings have been awarded in many international exhibitions. 

He had solo exhibitions, including: IFT Gallery (Thessaloniki, 2020), Veria Byzantine Museum (Veria, 2019), IFT Gallerie (Thessaloniki 2018), Vafopouleion Gallery (Thessaloniki, 2017), Govedarou Art Gallery (Thessaloniki, 2015), Dipolo Gallery (Thessaloniki, 2015), Triveni Gallery, N. Delhi (2014), Reims (France, 2013), Myro Gallery (Thessaloniki , 2013), Techni Gallery (Kilkis, 2013), Piraeus Bank Convention Centre (Thessaloniki 2010), Geni Tzami, Thessaloniki, 2006, Hellenic Centre, (London, 2002), Gallery 47 (London, 2001), Aristotelion University in Thessaloniki and Katerini St-Fotios in 1999; Rodopouleio Center, Larissa in 1998; exhibition of the Organization of the Cultural Capital of Europe at City Hall of Thessaloniki, 1997; Municipality of Thessaloniki, 1996. 

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and in international exhibitions and contests. He has served as juror in National and International watercolor exhibitions and he is the organizer and curator of the Thessaloniki Biennial of Watercolor (“Watercolor International – Greece”).

George Politis website: www.georgepolitis.art

Samples of George Politis's Art

Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Wow! George Politis’s workshop was fantastic: the composition, George’s unified yet varied palette & range of textures are amazing! I’m still invigorated by his workshop – what amazing sessions!!! Please pass on my great appreciation for his superb instruction, demonstration & passion for the topic.”

Rosemary T.

“It’s hard to pick a favorite instructor when there are forty outstanding artists teaching on V.I.E.W (Virtual-Interactive-Escapade-Workshops) – certainly George Politis has got to be one of the top! Beautiful selection of recommended paints to explore, and he provides power points (so you can paint and not worry about notes), value studies, close up shots – he goes that extra mile in clear instruction. Did you know he was AWS and exhibited in London? One of the best watercolorists in the world and he teaches from his home in Greece.
Loved this workshop and look forward to participating in others in the future. Thank you”.

Nina T.

“I learned so much from George Politis!  He is an excellent instructor – patient, very clear and detailed in his instructions and demonstration.  We are so lucky to have this opportunity to study from such an accomplished artist.  He is so generous with his knowledge.

Thank you Jackie for all the work that goes into the Zoom classes. I will be eternally grateful that we had this opportunity to study and participate with others from around the world. Who knew that the Covid Virus would bring something good into our lives and connect us through art!!! I hope that this internet avenue will still be available as an option as we hopefully go forward into a virus (contained)  world”.

Jane M.

The Price of US $178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • More feedback by email in-between the 2 sessions and after 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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