workshops

CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ART SCHOOL | LAGUNA GLORIA
Austin, Texas |Two weekend workshops:
September 17 & 18, and December 3 & 4 2022

Title: Flora
Big, juicy abstract florals captured in watercolor. This weekend workshop is inspired by Jan’s morning walks in Laguna Beach, and the abundance of floral inspiration at every step. Observe flowers with a new perspective. Capture not only what you see, but also how you react, as you interpret the forms with watercolor. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter, and record the essence of nature with minimal marks. Demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and sharing what you have painted will provide the foundation for your exploration. Previous watercolor experience is recommended, this is not a course intended for beginners. Supplies are not included. The workshop is limited to ten students. Registration opens on August 9 at 12 am. 

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

Title: Details in Nature
6.2.22  Update. One space is available in this workshop.
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.
Peninsula School of Art Registration.

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER 2023
Snowmass, Colorado
Two five day workshops: August 21 – 25, August 28 – September 1

Title: Flora in Watercolor
Learn to paint big, juicy abstract florals captured in watercolor. Gardenias, peonies, bouganvillea, camillias and zinnias serve as inspiration. Emphasis is on observing flowers with a new perspective, capturing not only what you see but also the internal reaction and interpretation of forms using watercolor. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter, record the essence of nature with minimal marks, develop various approaches to the invention of personal color choices and imagery to stretch your preconceived notions of these elements and their initial meaning. This is a Level 2 workshop with watercolor experience required, this is not a beginner’s class. Supplies are not included. Registration information to come.