This workshop will focus on Santa Fe imagery using the “dropped in color” technique, which incorporates luminosity and brilliance in watercolor. The process is an exploratory, multiple layer, color fusion style of painting that allows the pigments to blend and combine naturally on the paper support without making “mud”. We’ll work with contemporary experimental painting techniques including batik methods with Masa paper. Drawing techniques will be demonstrated to give you the confidence you need!
Simple printmaking techniques will be incorporated onto the painted surfaces. Color pencils and collage elements will be added to embellish shapes. We’ll also experience translucent collage, mark making and surface textures to create magnified, close-up botanical compositions combined with the imagery of Santa Fe. A field trip is planned to the Museum of International Folk Art and to various outdoor locations to gather ideas, paint, and draw.
All Levels- no drawing skills needed