Instructor: Suzanne Siegel
June 18 - 22
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Watercolor is the perfect medium to learn in summer. It can be simple and colorful, yet complex and dramatic. In this workshop we will cover everything you need to know about materials and methods specific to transparent watercolor —laying down smooth transparent washes in layers; graded and mingled washes; hard, soft, and diffused edges; reserving untouched paper; granular vs staining pigments; smooth and textured papers; brushwork and more. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. If you are a beginner or never really learned the basics and you love watercolor painting, this workshop is just right for you. All levels are welcome.
Suzanne takes long walks in places near the sea, searching for visual elements that excite her eye and mind. With a keen interest in such disparate visual ideas as rugged working harbors and tidal environments along with knitting and improvisational quilts, Suzanne paints and prints on cotton papers with inventive textures, patterns, and sometimes includes fabrics. Her abstract compositions in mixed media collage can remind one of architecture, aerial views, floor plans, or other structural forms. Suzanne is currently represented by Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland, Maine, Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine, Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and Archipelago - The Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. She teaches workshops in Truro, MA, Nantucket, MA, Stowe, VT, and other US locations. She conducts workshops in her Guilford, CT studio as well. Suzanne is available for local and distance art mentoring, for individuals at all levels.