Small-format Watercolor Painting – D0609

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Painting and Drawing

Annette Roberts-Gray

DATES: July 6 – 10, 2015


CONCEPT: Capture the mood of a particular place or moment in time with the techniques taught in this class. By working from a brief pencil or watercolor sketch, using a portable, simplified palette, just a few brushes, and keeping it small, students will learn to become adept in creating small-format watercolor studies. The techniques employed in this class are designed to capture the mood of a place or moment. These techniques easily translate to landscape, still-life or figurative studies.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students will practice watercolor on paper, basic composition, quick pencil and watercolor sketching techniques and use washes, wet and dry brush, color mixing and spatial definition techniques.

ACTIVITIES: We learn through daily demonstrations and discussions on composition, sketching, paint and paper properties, palette and brush choices. Daily guided practice with a focus on lots of time for fast, loose, and joyful sketching, painting, experimenting, while expanding your knowledge.

FACULTY: Annette Roberts-Gray has exhibited nationally in solo and group shows in New York, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Georgia, New Mexico and many venues throughout Colorado. She has received numerous awards for her watercolor paintings. Annette lives and works in the Roaring Fork Valley and is married to the painter Andrew Roberts-Gray.

Tuition: $920 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1120
Studio Fee: $75

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