FLOW IN WATER -- Stephen Zhang 3 days workshop AUG 13 - 15 at MCL GRAND Classroom 2, 9 am -- 4 pm


Course Description:

The workshop aims to help students  who have a solid basis in watercolor painting to explore the innate nature of the medium. While focusing on landscape, Stephen will introduce the process of responding to the organic development (and surprises) of the painting, while striving to portray subjects and express emotions. Almost every artist wishes to break away from what they know and to paint like a kid. This workshop will focus on this process and help students loosen up.In the 3-day workshop, the students will bring materials from their life to develop subjects to work on. They will then develop strategies of design, color scheme, and visual effects. There will be demonstration, critique and lots of time working. They should be able to produce 1 to 3 pieces. The objectives of the workshop:
Introduce loose, suggestive and expressive painting techniquesIntroduce the process that balances between controlling and letting go, and between driving toward goals and responding to surprises.

Material list:

  • Paper: 140 lb. watercolor paper (Arches, Fabriano, etc). Cold press, hot press or rough. 22x30”. 5 sheets.
  • Professional grade paints
  • Quality brushes: flat and rounded, medium to large. Hake brush 1, 2 inch
  • Reference photos
  • Board, large enough for the paper, painters tape