Workshops Offered by Janine Helton in August

Peony Passion by Janine Helton

NEGATIVE PAINTING for Watercolorists, SIMPLIFIED

with Janine Helton

If you’ve been painting for a while 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, August 7-8, 2019, from 9 am – 4 pm each day.

Where: This comprehensive two-day workshop will be held at the beautiful Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance).

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 or more paintings at once if desired. Paper will be provided. Upon registration, Janine will contact you with payment information as well 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.

Downy Fun by Janine Helton

BACKGROUNDS AND BIRDS

with Janine Helton

In this all-day watercolor workshop, Janine will show you her method of painting and capturing the essence of birds as well as how she creates interesting, complementary backgrounds.

Janine will begin the day with examples and explanations of her process, followed by a demonstration of a planned background/underpainting. One-on-one assistance will follow as you work on your own composition, transferring your images to the paper and then “playing” with color and water to create a colorful foundation for your subject.

Once the backgrounds are established, Janine will demonstrate her method of painting birds while providing explanations regarding value, color mixing, edges, control of water and pigment, positive and negative painting, lifting color, and so much more!

During the remainder of the afternoon you will have plenty of painting time with assistance as needed. You will be encouraged to slow down and enjoy the process as some concepts may be new to you. Upon registration, Janine will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Class fee: $100

When: Monday, August 26 or 31, 2019, from 9 am – 4 pm

Where: This comprehensive full-day workshop will be held at the beautiful Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance).

*Some experience in watercolor is required.**Class size limited to 12 students, with a minimum of 6 students needed to hold the class.

To register for any of these workshops, contact Janine at

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