Watercolor Liberation (a no-bull approach) Instructor: Woody Hansen- A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Workshop
(a no-bull approach)
Instructor: Woody Hansen
Friday - Sunday
September 17 - 19, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register by: September 10, 2010
Tuition: $195 members, $215 non-members
Materials list: Watercolor Liberation materials list
Woody Hansen's workshops will help you better understand how an artistically simplified approach to color, line, shape and value will have a liberating influence toward dramatically improving your work.
Beginner through advanced painter, whether you prefer to work from a plan, or allow your work to evolve, whether your interest is representational, abstract, semi-abstract, or non-objective, you'll find a positive, "No Bull" appreciative environment in which to exercise, clarify and improve critical thinking, reading and painting skills.
Woody Hansen, Brown ParkwayWoody Hansen's watercolor workshops feature daily watercolor demonstrations, brief lectures, appreciative critiques, and time for plenty of hands-on practice, individual guidance, discussion, and participant questions. Workshops are challenging, enjoyable, informative, productive, and -where appropriate - humorous and fun. The demo, painting, and critique atmosphere are relaxed, friendly, and highly conducive to clearly learning the elements of a good painting and developing self-confidence.
Workshop content is adjusted daily to suit the personalized needs and interests of those in attendance. Beyond the basics such as design of the rectangle, shape, value, wet on dry, wet into wet, layering, calligraphy, etc., every workshop offers fresh material and different approaches each day. Woody will explain complex principles, elements, rules and guidelines, in a simple, easy to understand manner. He will help you avoid the photographic ideal, understand the differences between art and craft, while encouraging you to work toward a goal of artistic excellence.
Woody Hansen, Brown ParkwayBring an open mind and Woody will share with you the complexities, truths, misconceptions, and contradictions of watercolor, learned over 40 plus years of painting experience, You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how simplicity and design can stimulate and inspire your artistic potential.
About Woody Hansen
Woody Hansen has over forty years of watercolor painting experience. During that time he has won numerous awards, taught watercolor classes and workshops, juried art exhibitions, and demonstrated his watercolor technique for many organizations. He was born in California and grew up in the Northern California community of Mt. Shasta, a rural town at the base of 14,161 foot Mount Shasta. He has a home and studio / gallery in Sacramento, California. His work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the world and on his web site at www.woodyhansen.com.
MATERIALS LIST - WOODY HANSEN INDOOR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PAINTERS:PLEASE BRING WHATEVER MATERIALS YOU NOW
HAVE APPROPRIATE TO INDOOR/OUTDOOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING.
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS:THIS LIST IS INTENDED AS A GENERAL GUIDELINE.
01. Objective or non-objective drawings (preferred) or photographs as a basis for an apropriate
02. A one-half inch" Gatorboard, 18" by 24" or a lightweight "board," suitable for watercolor.
03. At least,1 full sheet (22" by 30") 100% rag watercolor paper per day, cut or torn into 2 half sheets,15" by 22"
each. Recommended: Winsor & Newton Artists' Water Colour Paper, Cold Press (Not) surface, 22 by 30" (762 by
559 mm), 140 pound (300 grams), or Arches brand. Avoid watercolor blocks for now. Intermediate or
advanced painters bring rag paper of your choice, but please no smaller than 15" by 22" (half-sheets).
04. A method of securing paper to board/support (3-inch BULLDOG type clips recommended.
05. One or two plastic or metal water containers (about one cup to one-quart size)
06. WATERCOLOR PAINT: The 14ml or larger size tubes recommended. Choice of paint colors is
unique to the artist. The following colors are offered only as a suggestion.
(MINIMUM) Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, French Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black
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(GOOD) Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Hansa Yellow, Thalo Blue,
Thalo Green (avoid Winsor blues and greens)
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(BETTER) Viridian, Cobalt Violet, Manganese Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue,Permanent Rose,
Cadmium Orange, Yellow Ochre, New Ganboge.
07. WATERCOLOR BRUSHES: 2-inch or 2.5-inch flat brush, 1-inch flat brush, a #10 or #12 round.
If budget allows, 1.25-inch flat, 3-inch Flat (Cheap Joe's Golden Fleece), #6 and #12 Webb
Liners (Cheap Joe's). NOTE: Most of today's synthetic brushes are fine. If unsure about any
piece of equipment, please contact me.
08. WATERCOLOR PALETTE: Frank Webb, Robert E. Wood, or John Pike palettes recommended.
09. Non-scented, white facial tissues, and/or paper towels. Putty knife or old credit card.
10. SKETCHING: 2B or 4B pencil, charcoal, soft eraser, pens/markers (Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie
Ultra Fine Point (similar to Rapidograph pen), Sanford Expo Dry Erase; 8.5" x 11 white paper or
sketchbook, as well as any related material you might need.
11. Some type of portable container for transporting materials. Backpack (recommended), or a
cardboard box, fishing tackle box, ArtBin, large canvas bag, etc. Folding chair or stool (if needed
WHAT TO EXPECT: Each day begins with a 60 to 90 minute instructor demonstration illustrating the
approach to the dy's activity. At the conclusion of the demo, participants develop their own painting. If
desired, instructor guidance is available. The daily goal is to complete a painting in time for a
voluntary improvement and appreciation critique which occurs about an hour before the end of the
PLEASE NOTE: *If you have any questions regarding materials, or need further information please
contact me (see below). Ill be happy to provide additional recommendations, assistance and
guidance in selecting equipment, etc. If you are in doubt about the type, brand, or kind of item to buy,
it would be wise to call or email for advice. IN MOST CASES, DO NOT RELY ON WELL MEANING
ART SUPPLY PERSONNEL FOR ADVICE! CONTACT ME FOR HELP. THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE
TELEPHONE: 916 383-3427 | E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
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