Janet Rogers Workshop – August 3 – 5, 2017

There are still openings in the Janet Rogers’ Workshop.

“Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Faces and Figures”

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop – progressing to faces and figures. Through a series of “fun” painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach – giving them an opportunity to be more spontaneous and expressive in their paintings. We will move into painting people, learning how to express translucent flesh tones, while focusing on the gesture of the person. Painting children will also be covered as well as an approach to quickly interpret the figure. Some students may want to paint just figures or just flowers, although the demonstrations and instruction are geared to beginning with flowers and ending with faces and figures.

Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach throughout the workshop and work individually with each student, as well as class instruction. “Show and Tell” sessions will be included so that students can see their progression as well as their fellow students. This is always an invaluable tool.  Our goals will be to “see” in new ways – bringing “life” and interpretation to flowers and people, and also to discover intuitive color and design.

Janet has been a working professional artist for over 30 years, and is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe, and is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, as well as others, winning many awards for her paintings. As well as a national instructor, she has demonstrated extensively for various groups and exhibitions and has been a working artist for over 30 years.

Four instructional DVDS have been filmed on Janet’s work. Also she has been published in articles featuring her portraits, and is in the book “The One Hour Watercolorist”

“I love the qualities of watercolor – its fluid nature. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling and expression. I love to watch the painting develop and to discover new color and composition.” As a teacher, I would like to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in a new and expressive way.”

Janet Rogers, AWS

Mark Sableman’s Presentation on Artists’ Legal Rights

Mark Sableman, a Partner at Thompson Coburn, LLC, gave a very informative and thorough presentation on Artists’ Legal Rights at the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s February, 2017 membership meeting.  We include articles on our guest speakers’ presentations in our quarterly newsletter, but because there was so much to cover in Mark’s program there was not room to include the full article in the May 2017 newsletter.  Because copyright laws are something we all need to understand and respect, we are offering the full article on Mark’s presentation here.  Mark also made available two handouts he authored for us to read: “The Myth of Freedom to Use Social Media Content” and “Copyright Guidance – Use of Materials from the Internet.”

Click here for the full article on Artists’ Legal Rights

Click here for “The Myth of Freedom to Use Social Media Content

Click here for “Copyright Guidance – Use of Materials from the Internet”

Paint Webster – May 13 – Presented by Webster Arts

Paint Webster is a plein air outdoor painting competition held on the second Saturday in May. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition encourages artists of all ages to capture on canvas the outdoor spaces of the charming Webster Groves community. At the end of the day, artists can submit their works to compete for more than $2,200 in awards. A reception is held for the community to meet the artists and view the paintings. Artists can have their works hung at the Old Orchard Gallery, in Webster Groves, for the week following the event.

Click here for all information and registration.