Full program description
Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Course Number: #1101
Monthly Cost: $290 (Full-Time)$165 (Part-Time: 2 Days/Week)
Watercolor is about luminosity, tonality and light. It is well suited for the study and exploration of landscape. In this class students will work to develop the technical tools to express themselves with proficiency using drawing, wash technique and the subtle development of tonality through transparent color. Emphasis will be placed on watercolor as a tool in painting and as a logical extension of the drawing process.
We will work with the photograph as reference and students are encouraged to investigate digital photography with an eye for composition and design. An emphasis will be placed on the interrelatedness of the history and methods of painting and photography. The class will have an open and exploratory atmosphere and will support all levels.
About the Instructor
Frank Webster is a painter who lives in Queens, NY. Webster received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, also attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NYFA Fellowship in Painting and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and has shown in many solo and group exhibitions domestically and abroad. Webster’s work—ranging from small, ethereal watercolors to 10-foot wide panoramic paintings—depicts the nuanced allure of the natural world. Currently his watercolors from a recent residency in Northwest Iceland are on view in a solo exhibition at the Lorimoto Gallery in Queens.
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