Friday, March 30, 2012

Gordon Meggison and Reddi Arts Present: A Watercolor Workshop Cafe!

This one day only (May 12 Saturday (9:45am) 10 am -5:30 pm ) This Cafe / Workshop is designed to inspire your enthusiasm for watercolors, and introduce exciting new challenges to take your watercolors to the next level! (Space limited to 6 artists.) Join us in a one day watercolor workshop designed for the student who has had at least some experience, not necessarily advanced, so that by the end of the day we can have a couple of small 10"x 14" watercolors ( or larger size of your choice) and some exercises that give your watercolors a boost , with important principle skills that will apply to every watercolor painting you do in the future. (Some aspects of this rough itinerary are subject to change as we progress depending on the timing of each event.) Cafe Workshop Price $100. (call Reddi Arts John (904)398-3161 ext 319) 

Arrive: 9:45 am to set up 6 people maximum, 4 people minimum 10:00 -11:45am -Demonstration - A warmup that lends itself to include color theory, composition, drawing, the application skills such as brush control, washes, wet on wet, specialty techniques, moving toward learning the basic and important ways to achieve luminosity and richness in your work, while creating a charming abstraction-leading to.......

How to pack for an outdoor painting trip 12:00 - 1:30am- lunch CAFE Demo at restaurant (restaurant  is subject to availability) It is designed to be a precursor for taking your art out of the studio.  (In the future I am looking for a select group to plan trips abroad for plein aire work, this is the beginning of that!) We will eat at a local restaurant with the artists (us!) painting there! ( restaurant location possibly European Street Cafe, Pizza Palace, or Taverna to create a European Ultimate Cafe experience!

1:45 pm- return to Reddi Arts- ( Optional depending on the weather and our feeling by consensus! ) DEMO  of easel watercolor painting to use wet on wet techniques to create rich soft luminous compelling paintings, the kind you might use on location ( working from photo provided by Gordon Meggison ) 2:30 - 5:00pm -Students will begin to paint from the demo to recreate the same effect ( working from a photo provided by Gordon Meggison ) 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - wrap up, and a discussion re-examining everything covered for the day, and a group photo. 

"Some of the best moments in my life were when I took the time to sit down, capture the essence of a place in a deftly executed watercolor, that captured my fleeting impression and feeling of a place, be it a village in France or a beach in Florida. Life is to be savored, and this is my favorite way to do it, a morning watercolor followed by a nice meal in a cafe, followed by another watercolor.  It's the closest thing to heaven that I have found!  The only thing better is doing it with friends. I am always in search of the Ultimate Cafe!"

Gordon Meggison

COME JOIN US to search for the  "ULTIMATE CAFE Experience!" May 12 Saturday 10 am -5:30 pm

For Questions call Gordon (904)739-0251 or call John at Reddi Arts (904)398-3161 ext 319  Links: for Lists of Materials go to Host site below or Watercolor Workshop Cafe (May 12 Saturday (9:45am) 10 am -5:30 pm )

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