Absolutely no drawing experience necessary! Using in-your-face (pun intended) dramatic, stylistic reference photos with camera, pad, or phone students will learn how to utilize a simple technique to trace head and facial features from the photo and easily transfer it to watercolor paper. David will demonstrate how to mix expressive colors and apply with a big brush, minimize and pare down painting strokes to render an expressive portrait, and how to work with a minimal palette to create maximum visual impact. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating colorful, expressive, out-of-the-paint box portraits!
David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ work has been printed in the following publications: Watercolor Artist, International Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Pratique Des Art, The Palette Magazine, Southwest Art, and Plein Air Magazine just to name a few. He conducts his portraiture workshops throughout the United States and Canada. David has also created commissioned watercolor paintings for the USAF Thunderbirds Alumni Association, The Olympic Track and Field Pre-Trials, The U.S. Gymnastics Association, The Amgen Tour of California, The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team, and for ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He earned his Master of Arts degree from U.C.L.A and was an adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College for seventeen years teaching studio art classes.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.
Sunday, September 27
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 Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - September 27-October 1
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, October 1
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Friday, October 2
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)
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’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.