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.
The class is live and interactive on ZOOM
Dates: June 26 & 27 from 9am-noon PDT
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Participants: Max 20
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.
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
“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.”
“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”.
“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”.