2021 TnWS Online Workshop with David R. Smith, AWS, NWS

Take THE WATERCOLOR JOURNEY with David R. Smith!

If you are interested in learning about what an online workshop is like, please click here: Letter from Pam Seay about learning online. If you miss any of the classes, do not worry: you will retain access to the recorded classes for 30 days!

2021 Online Workshop at a Glance!

Dates – March 11–13, 2021

Times – 11am – 6pm ET.  10am – 5pm CT.  9am – 4 MT.  8am – 3pm PT. 

Instructor – David R. Smith

Location – Online Workshop: YouTube Live and Zoom

Early Registration for members only (Present through January 15, 2021): $165

Registration for members AND non-members beginning January 16, 2021: $180

(Remember, individuals applying for TnWS membership must either reside in Tennessee or work/reside in cities located in metro areas bordering our state line.)

Membership fees must be up-to-date.

Jan Batts, Workshop Chair: jbnashtenart@comcast.net 615.516.4490

David R. Smith, Workshop Instructor

Artist and Workshop Instructor

David R. Smith

A resident of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, David’s favorite subjects are found in nature as he explores state and national parks for inspiration. It is the contrasts between light and shadow and the ‘hidden jewels’ discovered in the fluid medium that inspire his efforts. David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums across the country, and he has been awarded at the state and national level. He has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others.

Sunny Side

This distinguished artist enjoys sharing the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. He will demonstrate how to achieve beautiful results by letting them occur naturally, providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium. David will be teaching three paintings during the three-day workshop: Sunny Side, Misty Lake, and Wonderful Waterfall.

Course Description

Join David on a “Watercolor Journey,” learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques.  This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity.

Misty Lake

Participants will have access to reference photos, drawing guides, typed outlines, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process.  The workshop is packed with demos and guided practice.  Regardless of your level of experience, whether the subject matter is City Scene, Landscape, or Misty Lake, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.  

Wonderful Waterfall

David will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including “wet-on-wet,” “spattering,” “spraying,” linking shapes based on values while learning about edge qualities, the different consistencies of paint, and moisture qualities of paper – methods and approaches that will keep your paintings fresh with exciting blends and textures, and keep you inspired and eager to explore your new watercolor capabilities long into the future. 

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