Learn about “Layering for Watermedia Artists”

We are excited to offer a three-day workshop at Plaza Art in Nashville TN on April 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2021, with a TnWS favorite: Chattanooga artist Sandra Paynter Washburn!

Sandra Paynter Washburn Workshop at a Glance!

Dates – April 23-25, 2021 (if COVID circumstances permit)

Time TBD

Instructor – Sandra Paynter Washburn

Location – Plaza Art Nashville, 633 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37203 (if COVID circumstances permit)

Cost: $235

Check out Sandra’s website and contact Jan Batts for workshop registration: jbnashtenart@comcast.net (615-516-4490)

Jan Batts, Workshop Chair

Sandra Paynter Washburn

Sandra Paynter Washburn is a professional artist and art educator who maintains a studio in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. Her studio work has evolved to include
acrylic painting, mixed media on panel, canvas and paper, 2- and 3-D assemblages, metal-smithing and jewelry


This three-day workshop will be a good exercise for watercolor and acrylic painters alike, because we will be working on paper with both mediums. We will begin with a loosely applied acrylic wash background. Working with compositional formats and resource photos, we will construct a semi-abstract picture plane with a recognizable focal area.

Using a variety of techniques for paint application and line-making, we will hone the composition with layers of color and lines. Techniques for preserving delicate wash areas while layering with opaque acrylic passages will be explored. Participants will complete a full sheet or two half-sheets during the workshop, plus technique samples in a mixed-media sketchbook. 

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