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Workshops: Exhibitions

Watercolor Workshop -
"Pour It On"

August 17 & 18, 2022

Arts Center of Yates County

Penn Yan, NY

Contact:  Kris Pearson



127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY, USA

I will also be judging their annual juried exhibit, that opens August 19, 2022.

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“Pour It On”

Watercolor Workshop with Steve Blackburn


What would it take for you to break through to a new level of watercolor painting? That's what this workshop is all about.


No matter what level you are at in your painting journey, this class is for you. Working with the instructor's exciting pouring technique, we will also concentrate on what you need to learn to advance your painting skills. The instructor will work with you personally to evaluate where you are and where you want to go with your painting. Then everyone will work through the painting process to:


  • Learn how to use color logically

  • Open up new ways of seeing values and shapes

  • Discover what works for you in a painting

  • Use pouring techniques to discover new advances in your paintings



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This workshop will focus on experimental pouring techniques, using poured frisket, poured paint and traditional brushwork. Students will paint from their own resource materials at whatever size they want. DO NOT draw the piece beforehand - the drawing is done in two steps, both before and during the pouring process. The key to the poured paintings is having the right subject matter. It will work best when done from photos or other pictures of close-up subjects, such as florals or leaves, in analogous colors. That's why sunflowers work great (analogous yellows and greens), but red water lilies do not (red and green don't mix in this class).


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Illinois Art League

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Gallery 1212

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Central Texas Watercolor Society (2008)

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Goshen Painter’s Guild

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SouthWest Michigan Watercolor Society (2006)

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Hillsdale County Art Guild

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Studio Group, Inc.

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Kentucky Watercolor Society

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Lima Area Watercolor Society

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Wabash Valley Watercolor Society (2003)

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Wabash Valley Watercolor Society (2003)

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