“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”
“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
― Claude Monet
Learn several techniques of watercolor from realism to abstraction. These series of workshops explore this medium in a variety of aspects. The class “Virtually” meets once a week for two consecutive Tuesdays.
Students will realistically paint using watercolors, practice draftsmanship, learn the basics of 2D design and mix all seven colors learning the basics of color theory.
To paint this classic still-life subject matter, they will need a small bouquet of flowers.
Students are going to learn compositional, technical, and creative techniques.
From Monet to Van Gogh, flowers have been an incredible inspiration for artists of all time!
Class 1: Ariel will briefly go over a series of examples of flower watercolors and students will show previous work if they have brought it. Then she will explain how to set up and light a still-life. Students will go step by step through sketching and then applying the first stage of watercolor following Ariel’s directions and then discuss their work.
Class 2: Students will share their work from the previous week that they have completed. Ariel will begin another still-life and work step-by-step. Students can observe or work alongside. I will go through techniques, tips, tricks, and answer questions. Afterward, we will share our work.
There is going to be a brief critique after class, but students can also get feedback in two ways:
• Students will tag their work using #artwithabr and Ariel will share it to her private Instagram.
• They can also email her at [email protected] for a detailed critique of their work.
About the Instructor:
Ariel Baron-Robbins has been teaching at the college level for over 10 years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a personal relationship with watercolors as she learned how to paint with them at an early age. Her mother, Paula Temple (Professor Emeritus of Painting at the University of Mississippi) and Ariel would go on “exploring walks” with their paints and paper and create works outside. Ariel continued in her mother’s footsteps and became a Professor herself specializing in painting and drawing and progressing into video art and photography.
Ariel is an Oolite Arts alumnus (2014-2016) and drawing, watercolor, and digital art instructor.