Workshops in July offered by Janine Helton

Peony Passion by Janine Helton
Poppies by Janine Helton

NEGATIVE PAINTING for WATER COLORISTS, SIMPLIFIED

OVERVIEW: If you’ve been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you! You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any “thing”, instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes. As you develop the skill of negative painting, you will practice seeing “shapes” instead of “things”, learn to save your whites and lights without using masking fluid, and be able to create a full range of values in your paintings without resulting in “muddy” darks.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:  Class fee: $200 (two full days)

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-11, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

WHERE: Stone Soup Galleries at Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance)

Contact me to register!  

DAY 1: Negative painting is a difficult concept to master in that it is contrary to the way we naturally see things. You will learn exactly what negative painting is (and why it’s a good skill to have) through explanations, examples, demonstrations and practice.

DAY 2: The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one assistance. Negative painting is a layered technique which requires drying time between glazes, so you may work on two paintings at once if desired. Paper will be provided. Upon registration, I will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

*Some experience in watercolor is required. *Class size limited to 12 students, with a minimum of 6 students needed to hold the class.
*You may want to bring your own lunch. Microwave and refrigerator are available for your convenience.

Fluff Chilln by Janine Helton
Truman, Is It Safe by Janine Helton

PET PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR

In this full-day workshop, you will learn my process for painting animal portraits through clear instruction, demonstrations and plenty of painting time! You will learn and practice important concepts such as planning your composition, considering value, color mixing in the palette vs. on the paper, understanding hard and soft/ lost and found edges, managing the ratio of water and pigment on your brush, and so much more! Upon registration, I will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:     Class fee: $100

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Stone Soup Galleries at Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance)                                                          

Contact me to register!  

*Some experience in watercolor is required.
*Class size limited to 11 students, with a minimum of 6 students needed to hold the class.
*You may want to bring your own lunch. Microwave and refrigerator are available for your convenience.

August classes are in the works. Check back often for details and more dates!

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