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Mastering Watercolor's Middle Values
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 to Thursday, April 27, 2017
Location: Green Country Watercolor Society
Details: What will I be teaching? Why do Brain Surgeons waste so much time looking at X-rays & MRI’s? Because they want to see how to best approach an operation… “before” cutting into a patient’s head!

That’s why I train artists to develop and refine the unique skills needed to create “Gray Studies” of any subject… before starting to paint. The finished results of your painting efforts will vastly improve if you spend as little as 15-30 minutes studying your painting subject and its main features and values in a Gray Study.

It is far better to make mistakes in a quick study, than after hours of work. I will be training artists in the advanced imaging skills that allow you to create elegant and effective Gray Studies of any subject, and then take those subjects directly into full color.
Contact Info: Attn: Posey Gaines ; , Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tel.: 918-231-8679; Email: posey27@cox.net ; Web site
TexArt Workshop
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017
Location: Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
Details: For serious artists: Held on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. Artists providing training: David Rankin, Julie Askew, Jim Coe, Kim Diment, Cynthie Fisher, Jocelyn L. Russell, Wes and Rachelle Siegrest and Mort Solberg

Workshop is a partnership with the SKB Foundation and the Society of Animal Artists
Contact Info: Attn: Pam Cable, SKB Foundation ; , Kerrville, Texas; Web site
Essential Watercolor Skills Training
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Location: Euclid Art Association
Details: the ability to create watercolors depends on an artist's ability to execute a number of unique brushstrokes, washes and glazes in rather unique ways when painting with transparent watercolor. In this workshop David will train artists in the most essential and visually valuable watercolor skills.

For information, email Sue Herrle at email below, but be sure to put EAA in subject line.
Contact Info: Attn: Sue Herrle ; , Euclid, Ohio; Email: suetom.herrle@sbcglobal.net ; Web site
SKB Foundation, Dubois, 16th Annual WY Artist Workshop
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017
Location: Dubois, Wyoming
Contact Info: Attn: Pam Cable, Executive Director ; , Dubois, Wyoming; Email: pamcable@susankblackfoundation.org ; Web site
Cheap Joe's Watercolor Workshop/David Rankin - Mastering Watercolor's Middle Values
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017
Location: Workshop at Cheap Joe's in Boone, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Watercolor painting are mostly about emotion. By working the middle values, you guide the viewer's eye to where you want it to go, increasing the emotional impact and depth. In this workshop, you will discover that just as a cheetah is able to focus on one single zebra in a stampeding blur of stripes and dust, artists must learn to focus their artistic vision and decision-making on selected parts of their subject to the exclusion of everything else. Our focus will be correct color values, howe to build a better illusion of spatial depth and how to create masterful middle values for maximum emotional impact.
Details: Workshop in Workshop Item ID: WKSHP-00722
Contact Info: Attn: Edwina May ; , Boone, North Carolina; Tel.: 888-660-3504, x- 1123; Email: edwina@cheapjoes.com ; Web site

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