Zoom Watercolor - Abstracts in Watercolor
PRESENTED BY SUE DION
Classes: Wednesdays, 4/7-4/28
Time: 1:00-2:30PM or 7:00-8:30PM
Location: In the comfort of your home via Zoom
How to use zoom tutorial will be provided… easy to use! Give it a try!
Cost: $75 members/$85 non-members (Recording of class included, available for 60 days after class conclusion .)
Each week, students will explore a different style of abstract art using watercolor while crating multiple paintings. Classes will include demonstration of appropriate watercolor techniques as well as exercises and discussion designed to increase your knowledge and creativity. Take advantage of this opportunity to use your own unique, creative voice with more consistency as Sue demonstrates the way she goes about creating her own beautiful abstract paintings.
Your enrollment includes:
Pinterest will be used to share work during this class.
Instructions to join and supplemental materials will be sent upon registration to the email provided.
● Paints (Artist grade)
Recommended Colors: Permanent Rose, Cadmium Yellow Light or Aureolin, Cobalt or Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Dioxazine purple, Cadmium Orange.
(A couple of my other favorites are: Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine and Prussian Blue, Scarlet Lake and Sap Green*)
I prefer a synthetic/sable blend but there are some good synthetics out there such as Loew Cornell Ultra Rounds* and Beste.brushes
● WATERCOLOR PAPER
140 lb. cold press and Yupo. Multiple pieces of paper for each class. We will use Yupo during the final class.
● Holbein Spray Bottle
Additional mark making materials will be discussed during class.
*Buy the best materials that you can afford. An artist grade paint will give you the best results. I use Winsor Newton (not Cotman), Holbein, Turner, Lukas (Jerrysartorama.com) and American Journey (CheapJoes)
Instructor: Sue Dion
Sue Dion is a painter working in Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor. She has studied at both RISD and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and as a self-proclaimed life-long learner she continues to study with other artists who have inspired her. Dion’s paintings draw from two great American traditions, abstract expressionism and plein air.
But to those traditions, she brings both technical sophistication and a humility that invokes her thematic interests in human trafficking and servitude. Her singular approach to the “lost edges” in abstraction communicate her intense focus on the marginalized and awaken our awareness of what is on the edges and not apparent at first glance. The color scheme in her paintings is equally sophisticated: any immediate sense of sweetness in her pastels or more saturated colors gives way, on a second viewing, to unexpected depths and darkness. Through her use of color, texture and edge Sue invites her viewers to journey along unexpected pathways, ultimately arriving at their own, unique interpretations of her work.
Sue’s work has been featured in Worcester Magazine and is found in numerous public and private collections across the globe including the University Of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Milford Federal Savings Bank and the City of Austin, MN. Sue shares her passion for painting through teaching in her two privately maintained studios and also as a member of the teaching faculty at the Worcester Art Museum.
Sandwich Arts Alliance
PO Box 1332, Sandwich MA 02563
Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 124 Route 6A , Sandwich, MA, 02563
Winter Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11-3, or by appointment
p (774) 338-5201