workshops

CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ART SCHOOL | LAGUNA GLORIA
Austin, Texas | February 18 & 19 2023

Title: Six | Abstract Watercolor for Beginners
This two day workshop will focus on Jan Heaton’s personal top six watercolor pigments and painting tools. Using exclusively six colors and six tools, the class will focus on creating abstract bold, rich colors with a minimum palette in transparent watercolor. Students will explore color mixing and learn five basic watercolor techniques. New approaches to painting through classroom demonstrations, critiques and individual experimentation. Students from all stylistic backgrounds are welcome, but the non-representational style is emphasized. Previous watercolor experience is not required. This class definitely encourages self-expression. Supplies are not included. The workshop is limited to ten students. This workshop is full with a wait list.

CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ART SCHOOL | LAGUNA GLORIA
Austin, Texas | April 22 & 23 2023

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. This workshop is full with a wait list.

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER 2023
Snowmass, Colorado | Two Workshops

Title: Watercolor – Abstractions in Nature | August 21 – 25
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. The workshop is limited to ten students. Workshop descriptions on the Anderson Ranch website
This workshop is full with a wait list.

Title: Flora in Watercolor | August 28 – September 1
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. The workshop is limited to ten students. The workshop is limited to ten students. Workshop descriptions on the Anderson Ranch website  Online registration opened January 4th, limited spaces are available as of January 16, 2023.