Modern Watercolor for Beginners with Melissa Doty

Join artist Melissa Doty for an introduction to watercolor workshop that focuses on contemporary compositions and vibrant colors! We will start this class with a few drawing exercises to loosen up, followed by an introduction to the materials. Melissa will demonstrate the magical qualities of watercolors while the class follows along. We will review the colors in our palette and paint swatches and geometric shapes using techniques suitable for all skill levels. Participants will play and experiment while Melissa demonstrates and answers questions. This first segment will run about 2 hours, and may be followed by a break for lunch or snacks.

After the break, we will work on a take-home project: A patterned watercolor silhouette of West Virginia on an 8×8 piece of watercolor paper! Folks can choose how to fill in the state outline: Triangles, stripes, circles, simple washes of color, or maybe something of their own design! If time permits, we may work on a watercolor galaxy piece as well.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301

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