Baltimore Watercolor Society
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Members: $325 registration starts January 19th 2019
Non-Members: $375 registration starts February 2nd 2019
Not a member? Consider becoming an Associate for $25
Registration Deadline: March 2nd unless the program is full prior to this date.
Remember that these popular events sell out fast
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The workshop will begin Tuesday, March 12th and continue through Friday, March 15th 2019 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.
Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.
We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Pam Wenger, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, and Signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society present
'Watercolor Portrait Sketching'
Pam is a retired teacher who has always been drawn to portraits and figurative work. She has worked with local instructors and with watercolor artists, Ted Nuttall and Charles Reid. She counts many amazing artists among her friends. They keep her constantly inspired and challenged to grow in her craft.
Pam’s portrait paintings are her real love. She tries to connect with a person through their expression…their pose…their placement in the composition. Her work has been exhibited and won awards in National and Local shows, including Pennsylvania’s “Art of the State”, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Juried Shows, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Shows. Her art can be viewed at
All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.
Workshop description - "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
“Quick Sketch” Watercolor Portraits
Learn to paint portraits in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. In this workshop, we will analyze some of the common mistakes that are made when working on portraits in watercolor and look at examples of successful watercolor portraits by artists from around the world.
Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. We may have a loved one who we’d like to paint or we may simply be drawn to the challenge of capturing an interesting character on paper. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on “getting it right”. Painting the “quick sketch” portraits focuses on loosening up that process and working to achieve a more relaxed look that highlights the beauty and freshness of the watercolor medium.
I will have partially pre-drawn portraits for you to work on as part of our exercises - or you may draw freehand. We will all do some limited freehand drawing of parts of faces (not full portraits).
You will be asked to bring along two pre-dawn portraits of your own on watercolor paper. (on approximately 9”x11”paper, head only). Option: Bring ONE smaller portrait to practice as a "Quick Sketch" and ONE larger, more involved piece.
The 4 day format of the workshop will give us time to practice the techniques we are exploring. The references we’ll be working with will cover a wide range of ages and skin tones.
This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work.
Students should be comfortable with painting in watercolor, but do not need to have experience with portrait painting.
*Winsor Yellow Deep
*Burnt Sienna (I use Holbein’s Burnt Sienna and this is the one brand and color I’d suggest buying if you can - If not, I’ll have some available)
*Manganese Blue or Peacock Blue
*Starred items are ones I couldn’t live without for portrait work.
Feel free to bring along any portraits you may have worked on that you’d like to discuss
The program will take place at "The Hawthorn Center" in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD. The address is: 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044.
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