workshops

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSIN ART SCHOOL 2022
Austin, Texas | February 26-27, and April 2 – 3, 2022

Title: Details in Nature
1.19.22  update. The January 22, 23 workshop was rescheduled to April 2 – 3 due to Covid precautions. Both  workshops are full with a waiting list.
Capture what you see as well as learn to translate your responses, as you interpret nature with fluid watercolor. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter with minimal marks and a broad spectrum of techniques to create bold and captivating works on paper. Develop color palettes and imagery to stretch your preconceived notions of these elements and their initial meaning. This workshop guides students through how inspiration translates observations into graphic and bold watercolors. Students learn how to economize their mark-making and focus on elements like pattern and color through watercolor, observing details in nature with a fresh perspective. Previous watercolor experience is required. This is not a beginner’s workshop. Ten students maximum in this workshop. Supplies are not included. Registration opens online December 7.
The Contemporary Austin Art School

LOCA Art Experience | Laguna Beach
June 4, 2022

Title: Abstract Details in Nature
1.19.22  update. Four  spaces are still available in this workshop.
Please email me (jan@janheaton.com) for more information.
This one day watercolor workshop will be held at the Three Arch Bay Clubhouse in Laguna Beach on June 4, 2022 from 10am to 5pm. The workshop for all levels is an auction/fundraiser supporting LOCA, and their mission of promoting art education in Laguna Beach. Bidding opens on December 6 and closes on December 12. The Buy Now price is $200, with a maximum of ten students in the class.
Supplies are not included. The workshop number is .025
LOCA/ArtExperience

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER
Snowmass, Colorado | August  22 – 26, 2022

Title: Watercolor | Abstractions in Nature
1.4.22  update. This workshop is full with a waiting list.
Capture what you see, as well as learn to translate your responses, as you interpret nature with fluid watercolor. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter with minimal marks and a broad spectrum of techniques to create bold and captivating works on paper. Develop color palettes and imagery to stretch your preconceived notions of these elements and their initial meaning. This workshop guides students through how inspiration translates observations into abstract, graphic and bold watercolors. Students learn how to economize their mark-making and focus on elements like pattern and color through watercolor, observing details in nature with a fresh perspective. Class time includes demonstrations and group feedback. This is a Level 2 workshop with watercolor experience required, this is not a beginner’s class. Supplies are not included. Online registration will start January 3, 2022.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

PENINSULA SCHOOL OF ART
Door County, Wisconsin | October 10 – 13, 2022

Title: Details in Nature
Capture what you see and learn how to translate your responses as you interpret nature using fluid watercolor. Discover how to simplify and abstract subject matter with minimal marks and a broad spectrum of techniques to create bold and captivating works on paper. Develop color palettes and imagery to stretch your preconceived notions of these elements and their initial meaning. Presentations, group discussions, and hands-on practice guide you through how inspiration translates observations into graphic and bold watercolors. Learn how to economize your mark-making and focus on elements like pattern and color through watercolor; observing details in nature with a fresh perspective. Jan provides one-on-one feedback throughout the process. Previous watercolor experience is required. This is a Level 2 workshop with watercolor experience required, this is not a beginner’s class. Supplies are not included.Registration opens January 25 for PenArt Members, and February 8 for general registration. (I expect the class will fill quickly and highly recommend becoming a member.)
Peninsula School of Art registration.

Images: Fan Aloe, 7 x 7 watercolor studies.