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Each year, WWG holds two annual workshops conducted by an artist with a national reputation that last several days. We offer mini-workshops taught by local artists that usually last one day. Some WWG members also offer instruction in their homes or other locations. These are all great opportunities to learn new techniques and meet other artists.
To view general information for registering, paying, canceling and scheduling for the two annual workshops, scroll down.
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MaryAnn Beckwith arrived on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula in 1970. She has been living on the beautiful, cold, snowy and remote shores of Lake Superior ever since, raising her family, teaching, and making her art. She was hired by Michigan Technological University to teach Painting, Design & Drawing classes, and during her career achieved the rank of Full Professor and was twice selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Developing the artistic skills of these gifted students was her passion during her tenure at MTU and she continues to support the endeavors of all students of art. She is the author of Creative Watercolor: a Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase. Her work has also been showcased in many articles in books and magazines. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and, along with having signature status in many other societies, she is the Executive Director of the International Society of Experimental Artists. Along with her active and engaged role in the art community, Mary Ann creates and exhibits her art, juries shows, and teaches workshops across the country.
A Workshop in Experimental Watermedia and Collage Techniques using Watermedia The “Brush and Beyond” Workshop will be an art altering experience! The energy filled days will explore creative methods of watermedia application, including the building layers, texturing and collage. Participants will be exposed to new techniques and materials that will allow them to better express their visions and ideas through their paintings and collages. The methods taught and materials utilized will be suitable for both representational and abstract imagery. Demonstrations and discussions will encompass and focus on composition and design, how to recharge your work, sources of inspiration and the business of being an artist. Each day will include plenty of time for painting and optional critiques.
The heart of the workshop will be to develop a strong sense of style in water media and watermedia collage while emphasizing the creative approach to making images. Through exposure to the various, new materials and techniques each workshop attendee will find themselves better expressing their individual ideas and visions in their work. Demonstrations and discussions will include exploring mixed media, approaching the subject with a fresh eye toward composition and design.
Finally, throughout the workshop the business of being an artist, including setting goals and priorities will be discussed. Each participant will discover how to become “inspired” and how to network as an artist. Each day’s schedule will allow for plenty of painting time. Artists should bring several slides of their work. This workshop promises to be lively, energetic and best of all fun filled! View the Supply List for the Austin, Texas Workshop
Alexis Lavine, Oct 1-4, 2018
Alexis Lavine website alexislavineartist.com has devoted the last two decades to watercolor painting. Her award winning paintings have been included in numerous juried and gallery exhibitions, and they hang in private and corporate collections throughout the country, as well as overseas. Alexis divides her time between painting in her studio and painting outdoors on location. She has recently been designated as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine's "Ones to Watch." This is an accolade of great distinction!
Alexis is an enthusiastic art instructor, who teaches painting and drawing classes and workshops. She gives her students a sound background in technique and esthetics, encourages them to express their individuality through their art, and helps them to relax and enjoy their artistic pursuits.
Alexis' watercolors are are full of luminous color, rich shadows, and beautifully drawn shapes. With meticulous attention to composition, she crafts paintings that are descriptive and yet expressive, realistic and yet abstract. She lives and paints in central North Carolina, except during the winter, when she migrates to the Virgin Islands and paints lots of palm trees!
Lian Quan Zhen, Feb 25-Mar 1, 2018, $315 member/ $365 non member Lianspainting.com Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continue as hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies' exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter's Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals - the Essential Guide. The workshop artist's supply list can also be obtained from Michele Missner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Eber Coming March 31 to April 4, 2019
Mark your Calendar for Frank Eber workshop with mostly be plein air and Frank's site www.frankeber.com
Sign up for a workshop To reserve a spot for workshops, please register from this website with the sign up herefor the chosen class.
Payment information Four day workshops are priced based the individual artists’ fees. Payment can be made by PayPal (preferable) or by a check made to WWG, and sent to: WWG C/O Michele Missner 5511A Oakwood Cove Austin, Tx. 78731
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The Workshop Committee worked with the WWG Board to Directors to determine changes to sign up for workshops easier while ensuring places in our bi-annual workshops.The new policies begin with the October 2015 workshop.
1. You can get your name on a workshop registration list as early as you would like.However, your place is reserved only after you have paid in full.We will no longer take deposits.Registration will be based on a first pay in full basis.
2. If you register and pay at least 30 days before the workshop, you will receive a $50 price reduction for the workshop.
3. If you register within 30 days of the workshop, you will pay the full price of the workshop.
4.All communication will be done by email.Your spot will only be reserved when you pay in full, so pay attention to reminders from the co chairs.
5.You may not share a workshop registration with someone else.
1. You can pay with or without a PayPal account using PayPal from the interactive Payments page on WWG's website or in the newsletter. The Google document form also keeps track of registrants.(Sandra Carlton has prepared a wonderful video on the website with very easy directions for PayPal payment.) 2. You may register from the interactive online registration form on the website or in the newsletter even if you do not plan to use PayPal.
Print out the registration form
Fill out the registration form
Fill out a check to WWG
Send the registration form and check to Michele Missner at 5511 Oakwood Cove, Austin, Texas 7873
1. All cancellations will be subject to a $50 non refundable processing fee.(We have looked at many websites and registration policies and all retain a small amount of money for processing.) 2. Cancel over 30 days before the workshop and your will receive a full refund minus the $50 fee. 3. Cancel within 30 days of the workshop, and no refunds will be issued unless someone on the wait list fills your place or YOU find someone to take your place in the workshop.Again, the processing fee will be retained by WWG. 4 . Emergencies of a medical or family nature will be considered by the committee and if warranted, a refund will be issued for everything but the $50 processing fee.
Schedule and Logistics Information: Workshops are held at Apache Shores Community Hall, 14919 General Williamson Dr. Austin, Texas 78734. They usually run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch each day. Attendees may bring in their own lunch or go out on their own to nearby restaurants. There is a refrigerator and microwave in the workshop hall.
Workshop participants are expected to volunteer in some way to help keep costs down. A volunteer signup sheet is emailed to participants about 2 weeks prior to the workshop to offer you the opportunity to pick the type of contribution you would like to make such as treating instructor to a meal, supplying snacks, helping with set up and clean up.
There are many hotels and restaurants in the area. If you are interested in receiving a map with this information, or for all other questions, please email or contact Workshop Chair Tina Broderick.
Schedule and Logistics Information: Most workshops are held between 9.30 am - 2.30 pm or later if students wish to stay on and paint. The workshops usually begin with a demonstration or presentation. Members attending will be required to set up their own tables and chairs, and put them away after the workshop is finished. Please get to hall early enough to do this, around 9.10 am. Students may bring lunch, however there will not be a separate lunch break during the day. Students may eat whenever they wish while the workshop progresses. To inquire about or sign up for a mini-workshop, please see the Activity page.