Take a Watercolor Journey with David and learn the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. Participants will be provided with reference photos, drawing guides, typed outlines, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process. The workshop is packed with demos, guided practice and individual help. Regardless of your level of experience, whether the subject matter is a Street Scene, a Misty Lake, or a Radiant Floral, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level. David will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including "wet-on-wet," "pouring," "spattering" and "spraying" – methods and approaches that will keep your paintings fresh with exciting blends and textures, and keep you inspired and eager to explore your new watercolor capabilities long into the future.
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, as well as a sought-after juror. David is an award winner and signature member of the American 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 inclusion in publications including SPLASH – The Best of Watercolor and the International Artist Magazine. With over 20 years of experience as a public-school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills into easily learned chunks to help students find success. 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.”
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.
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 & Friday 8/19-8/23
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
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
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Thursday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Friday 5:30 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’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.