The class is live and interactive on ZOOM
Dates: Feb 11 & 12 from 10am-1pm Pacific time (US & Canada)
Level:Intermediate to Advanced
Participants: Max 20
Price: $198 for 6 hours.
Day 1: We will use YOUR references creatively to have more fun with watercolor. We will be focusing on story telling and explore different ideas and options by doing various sketches.
Day 2: We will put together sketches to make a final painting. Bring your own reference photos to add your own figures in the painting.
This is part 2 of Design and Composition:
If you attended part 1: You will learn some new techniques since this class is based on story telling.
If you didn’t attend part 1: You can attend this one. The 2 classes complement each other. They can be taken in any order.
Do you feel stuck when facing a blank watercolor page?
One day, sooner or later, every painter faces this dilemma. Painting is not just applying pigments on a blank page. It is not a mere coloring exercise.
Nobody can avoid the creation phase that underlies any painting. Uncertainty settles and you ask yourselves many questions when facing a scene you want to reproduce. Where do I start ? What do I crop ? What paper size do I choose? Is it balanced? Are my proportions right?
Decisions can be stressful. Don’t sweat!
Keiko will teach you how to design a painting by applying the basic rules of composition.
Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005. Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognitions. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted more than 300 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world. Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style.
Keiko has frequently served as a juror in art exhibitions both on national and on international levels. In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. She has several books and 2 DVD’s published. She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society (signature), American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (signature). Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California.
More info about Keko Tanabe: www.ktanabefineart.com
Keiko’s workshop on Normandy was fabulous!!!! I just signed up for her next 2 workshops with you and I hope that Keiko will be a regular!
Jackie, It is always wonderful to see your smiling face at these workshops! Thank you so much for making so many people happy with all your virtual classes!!!!
“It was a real happiness to participate in Keiko’s class! There was fantastic atmosphere, almost like in Paris on the spot; Thank you again and hope to participate again in the future!”
“Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity with talented artist Keiko Tanabe. I like the challenges from her online workshops and inspirations from her studio painting style.
I enjoyed seeing you on Zoom, Jackie and appreciate your interactions with all participants. I love painting along in these Zoom workshops in my home setting, an unexpected joyful experience.