Workshop Info

1/15/18 - 1/16/18 Karen Knutson***
1/17/18 - 1/18/18 Karen Knutson***
3/19/18 - 3/22/18 Sterling Edwards
5/8/18 - 5/11/18 Randy Hale

All multi-day workshops take place 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Sedona United Methodist Church. Participation is limited to 20 persons per workshop. Scroll down this page to view available workshops. 

Member sign-ups for 2018 workshops begin at the September meeting. Non-member sign-ups begin the next day.


Workshop Signup Instructions
  • First, determine if there is space available. E-mail  Nancy Boulais via the "Contact" page.

  • Once confirmed, return here to pay using PayPal -- scroll down to the "Pay Now" link for your workshop.
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        Make checks payable to NAWS and 
        contact nawstreasurer@gmail.com for mailing instructions.



Karen Knutson
Two-Day Workshop
January 15-16, 2018  
Charcoal Pour Bird Paintings
This workshop shows students how to make a charcoal pour, and then add any bird as the center of interest after the beginning process has dried. This process is so fun! We actually will be throwing a bucket of water on the charcoal powdered surface. (Outside, of course!) Then we will paint the subject, using watercolor, and adding collage, creating a textural masterpiece! Karen will demonstrate a crow, but students may pick whatever subject they prefer (white birds don’t work well for this). Karen believes that painting should be fun, and gives lots of individual help. ​

Cost: 
Members $175
Non-members $210





https://www.karenknutson.com
Register for Charcoal Pour
January 15-16, 2018
NAWS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy 

NAWS will collect a deposit fee of $50, specific for each multi-day workshop, to guarantee a student's reservation. Deposit fees are not transferable from one workshop to another workshop. One-day workshops require a deposit payment in full to reserve a place.

A student will be refunded 50% of the deposit if he/she has to cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop; otherwise, the full deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


Sterling Edwards
March 19 - 22, 2018
Watercolor from A to Z

Cost:
Members $385
Non-members $420





http://sterlingedwards.com/
Randy Hale

May 8 - 11, 2018

Cost:
Members $350
Non-members $385




http://halegallery.com/
NAWS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy 

NAWS will collect a deposit fee of $50, specific for each multi-day workshop, to guarantee a student's reservation. Deposit fees are not transferable from one workshop to another workshop. One-day workshops require a deposit payment in full to reserve a place.

A student will be refunded 50% of the deposit if he/she has to cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop; otherwise, the full deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.


Have you ever wondered why some paintings manage to dazzle while others do not? I’ve always thought watercolor is best served in splashy, spontaneous strokes. It yearns to be transparent and luminous. Fluidity ought to be the hallmark of watercolor. But do we allow ourselves the freedom to paint with abandon? Or are we more concerned with how each brushstroke ought to be applied? Being confident and bold with the brush is important, but so is letting water do the work. 

My goal in workshops is to help the painter loosen up, have fun, and not worry how others judge our work. I will show you how to introduce subtle movement within shapes by varying warms and cools, softening brushstrokes, and working with values contrasts – all while leading the eye to what’s important. I embrace the philosophy of “less is more.” We should engage the viewer as a fellow participant, leaving a little to his or her imagination. It’s always important to introduce a little mystery in our work. My critiques always focus on positives while also offering options in how overcome challenges. Most important though, I want us to have fun as we embrace the joy of painting!

Randy Hale will be the Juror Artist for the NAWS 2018 Spring Show.
Karen Knutson
Two-Day Workshop
January 17-18, 2018
Painting Funky Ladies & 
Wire Drawing (using markers to look like wire sculpture)
***Students may sign up for either of these Sedona workshops OR both of them. Each workshop is 2 days and completely separate from the other one.
Register for 
Funky Ladies & Wire Drawing
January 17-18, 2018
The first day:  Painting Funky Ladies (in watercolor) is great for the beginner as well as the experienced watercolor student. We learn how to draw a face in the simplest manner, and students are encouraged to exaggerate the features of the face. Silliness is encouraged! Students will learn how to use elegant writer pens and some metal accents, along with sparkly earrings, and other embellishments. These paintings actually are great for the imagination, and afterwards, they make great greeting cards when reproduced. 

The second day:  Wire Drawings are a way of drawing to produce an effect that looks like a wire sculpture. This process will make all of your paintings better! If you struggle with your drawing skills, you actually will do better than the experienced artist! We start with a pencil and then change to a permanent marker. Students will get to choose whether they want to add color using watercolors. Subject will be student’s choice. Anything works! ​

Cost: 
Members $175
Non-members $210






https://www.karenknutson.com
***Students may sign up for either of these Sedona workshops OR both of them. Each workshop is 2 days and completely separate from the other one.
This is a watercolor workshop for all skill levels, however, previous watercolor and drawing experience is very beneficial to gain the most from this workshop. There will be a wide variety of watercolor techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated including positive and negative painting, composition, using creative colors, glazing, charging color, and many more. We will begin each day with a demonstration painting that will be finished before lunch. The daily demonstration will be different each day so that you will see a wide variety of subject matter and styles including landscapes, floral, stylized, and abstract. My preferred method of painting is to use large brushes for most of the painting and complete the painting with a small amount of detail towards the end using smaller brushes. The end result is a watercolor painting that is loose and fresh with expressive brushwork. Following lunch, each student will have the afternoon to work on their own painting with assistance when needed. There are no requirements as to what subject the student paints or what size they prefer to paint. 

 One of the main objectives that I have as a teacher is to go beyond merely teaching watercolor technique. I make every effort to encourage the student to be creative with design and color in their painting. All of the techniques that I teach work equally well with either transparent or opaque watercolor. It’s what the student does with the techniques that will truly distinguish the artist. The workshop will have a laid back and sometimes humorous atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable to ask questions or request assistance with their painting. I often offer one-on-one help in the afternoons for those who need additional assistance. My workshops are designed to be fun, very educational, and inspiring

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March 19-22, 2018
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May 8-11, 2018
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