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In this new offering, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor. John will help
participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding
mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful
way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop
will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help. Whether you’ve never tried painting
cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting
5-Day Class Description
Day 1: Discuss and pick photo reference and begin drawing. John will demonstrate the first steps of the painting
process we'll be using and will also do a perspective demo.
Day 2: Complete drawings and begin painting. John will do two demos showing the next steps of the process and
will circulate, helping participants individually.
Day 3: John will complete his demonstration painting and will spend the rest of the day helping the artists
Day 4: Depending on the needs of the group, either all day will be spend in the studio with participants working on
their paintings and John helping individually OR half of the day will be spent on location sketching, and the other
half on studio work with one-to-one help.
Day 5: In the morning, participants will complete their paintings. In the afternoon, John will do a full group
critique of the paintings completed in the workshop.