Michael Holter

Watercolor Impressionism: Portraits and Figures in the Landscape

June 5-10, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of people and places. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience. Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artist’s work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating portraits and landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people. Special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you too can complete successful paintings.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

 


Michael is a Texas artist that has rapidly become known for his dynamic watercolor portraits, figures and landscapes. After a successful career in advertising design and creative leadership, Michael began focusing on his watercolor in 2011. He is now a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, The Southwestern Watercolor Society, and The Society of Watercolor Artists.

His work has received numerous awards, been published in Splash 16 and 17 and been recognized by selection to the Fabriano (Italy) Watermedia Exhibition.

Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creativity, from high school art teacher, advertising creative director and businessman. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

His wide range of experience influences his approach to his exciting and popular workshops.

Michael says, "My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes watercolor so unique and expressive."

Studio: Something for all levels.


Workshop Fee plus tax per student: 
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $415
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $445
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $495
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/5
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/6-9
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/9
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/10
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

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