Workshops

I you are interested in attending a STLWS workshop, please mail a completed registration form with a non-refundable $100 deposit. Links below.

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

 

 

Spencer Meagher Workshop

Thursday, Sept 8  – Saturday, Sept.10, 2022

Cost:  $325 Members and $375 Non-Members

Location:  Isabee’s Beekeeping Supplies,

765 Gravois Rd.,

Fenton, MO

 

A brief introduction and discussion of the day’s events will be given each day of this three-day watercolor class.

 

We begin with discussion on composition and design. How to simplify your composition by editing out unwanted clutter, focusing on large shapes and abbreviated values. As each class progresses, we will delve deeper into various aspects of watercolor, i.e., differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as brush manipulation, washes, splattering, dropping and dry brushing. When, where and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Class will culminate on day three as we venture outdoors to put into practice all we experienced in the first two days, only now in a plein air setting.

 

Be prepared to complete as many as two paintings per day (this may vary). Bring additional pieces of paper for experimenting and exercises. This class will be dynamic in that it will be customized to the participating artists. At least the initial paintings will be step-by-step progressions demonstrated by Spencer and then replicated by students.

 

Soft spoken in his critical analysis of each student’s work, Spencer builds student confidence by pointing out the strengths and weaknesses in each piece and by offering suggestions for improvement.

 

Each day’s session is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

A Sampling of Spencer Meagher’s Watercolors

 

Spencer Meagher’s  Website

 

Click here for Spencer Meagher’s Workshop Registration Form

 

Click here for Spencer Meagher’s Supply List

 

Priority for workshop registration will be given to those students who are current 2021-2022 members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society membership.  On June 1, 2022, we will accept other workshop registrants as space permits.