October 23-28, 2016

During this workshop students will pursue realistic watercolor painting or acrylic, and mixed media collage in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere. Classes include...

Experiments In Mixed Media | Realistic, Transparent Watercolor 

Participants register for one class that includes nine in-depth sessions in that discipline. 

Check-in begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. The workshop ends after lunch on Friday, October 28. 


Experiments in Mixed Media
Carol Nelson

This workshop will feature a series of projects in which we will explore mixed media techniques Carol uses in her paintings. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as preparation of Tyvek, painting on aluminum foil, embossed foils, combusted origami foil, rusted iron paint, making your own unique collage papers, making unique focal medallions using air dry clay and Plaster of Paris, inexpensive substitutes for pricey art materials, and much more. 

Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece.  

An additional supply fee of $15 will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of the class. 

Class Level: All Levels

Carol Nelson is a Colorado contemporary mixed media painter and art instructor.  A member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA),  and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), she has been recognized with many competitive awards by national art magazines and organizations. She is one of 101 artists worldwide to be credentialed with the Golden Artist Educator program sponsored by Golden Artist Colors. Carol teaches workshops around the country where students are excited to learn her innovative techniques. Carol has authored two books, Geologic Abstracts, and 100 Portraits.  She has one instructional video, “New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials”, available at Craftsy.com Please see more of her work on her website, www.carolnelsonfineart.com.


Realistic, Transparent Watercolor
Wayne Spradley

Creating transparent, realistic paintings will be the focus of Wayne's class. Using a limited palette, students will learn color, value, design, balance, perspective and composition while maintaining transparency. With a great deal of patience, Wayne enjoys working with beginning as well as the more advanced students. Completed paintings will be the result.

Class Level: Beginner to Advanced

Wayne Spradley, an internationally acclaimed landscape artist, has exhibited recently in the Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD, and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC. His paintings hang in several universities, government buildings, museums and presidential collections in the U.S. and abroad. This is his 18th year teaching watercolor painting at Camp McDowell.