Members: 10:00 a.m. August 18th 2018 - $300
Non-Members: 10:00 a.m. September 15th 2018 - $400
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Registration ends October 21st, 2018 or when the event is full
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Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.
The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Matthew Bird, NWS, in a four-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to painting "chiaroscuro" like the old Masters . The workshop will begin Tuesday, October 30th and continue through Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.
Painting the Figure in Watercolor
Focusing on the “chiaroscuro” approach of the old masters, which uses strong light and rich shadow to create intense and dramatic paintings, this four day workshop will include daily watercolor demonstrations illustrating Matthew's technique and giving insight into his methods and philosophies. Students will follow along with group demonstrations. Painters with more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance, or work from the material provided. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.
TOPIC WILL INCLUDE
- Painting the translucency of skin.
- Handling complex textures such as hair and fabric.
- Tips on working with a model to create engaging portraits.
- Special attention will be given to the unique properties of light and shadow, as well as design, value, edges and color.
The materials I use can be found here.
ABOUT MATTHEW BIRD
Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS). His award-winning paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, and seen on the pages of Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist Magazine, and Watercolor Magazine.
As an illustrator, he has five children’s books published and his paintings have been used as greeting cards for The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation, among others.
Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore, with his wife and children.For more information about Matthew Bird, NWS, BWS, visit: