October 25-30, 2015

Watercolor Landscapes
Don Andrews

Through the language of watercolor, we artists can explore the world around us in fresh, exciting and personal ways. The lessons in Don’s class are designed to help students reach a better understanding of that personal expression. Each day, Don will stress a major visual concern such as light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space. Don’s class isn’t geared towards any specific level of achievement; rather, artists at all levels will benefit from a more intimate understanding of the possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting. This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help and personal and group critiques.

Class Level: Beginner to Advanced

Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama.

Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society, and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society.

Don has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 25 years.

Mixed Media Watercolor
Deborah Hill

Learn how to accomplish rich multi-layering in your artwork using watercolor and acrylic mediums. Explore non-conventional methods and materials and incorporate a variety of elements to create personalized memorable pieces. 

Class Level: Beginner to Advanced

Deborah Hill is a professional artist using water-soluble art materials, collage and found objects interchangeably in her work. She paints imaginative images that are distinct and inventive yet immediately recognizable. Her assemblage/bricolage sculpture reflects the same esthetic and attention to subtle detail.

Drawing influence from common everyday events, nature and memory she uses a narrative approach to her work expressing snippets of time or a particular emotion. The artist prefers to record the ‘story’ or metaphor with a subconscious interpretation rather than what is physically seen with the eye.

Deborah’s art career began early with wax crayons and large freshly painted sheetrock walls (this was discouraged) quickly moving on to graphite pencils and wide ruled notebook paper she pressed on, honing her skills. Life took on new meaning with plastic brushes and a tiny set of pan paints, the request for 'paper with no lines' was granted-further expanding potentiality. Her art story continues to unfold as she progresses toward more sophisticated tools and materials.

The artist is from the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, she has been in Texas since 1992 and currently maintains a studio in Cypress, Texas. 

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 students as well as the more advanced. 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.