Suzanne Siegel Studio Workshops in Guilford, CT will resume in September, 2018
 

Watercolor Basics: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor
3 days, 9:30 - 3:00
This beginning or refresher course is geared for students with limited or no experience with watercolor painting, as well as those  who wish to review the fundamentals. We will explore the unique properties of this magical medium through transparent washes and layering, mingled washes, incorporating shapes of untouched paper for brilliance, and brushwork. You will gain a solid foundation for whatever path you take with watercolor by learning these FUNdamental skills. Discussion and demonstrations of materials, color theory, and the history of watercolor painting are included as we begin with a solid foundation of monochromatic exercises, and then explore two and three color exercises and simple compositions. Group critiques, individualized instruction, and demonstrations are included. No drawing skills are required.

Watercolor Now: Contemporary Approaches with Watercolor
3 days, 9:30 - 3:00


In this workshop, we will use transparent watercolor and gouache and other water-based materials in a variety of traditional, innovative, and experimental ways. We will explore different papers, composition and non-composition, mark making, painting without drawing, and other contemporary ideas, including collage. Attention will be given to creating your own voice through the color and compositional choices you make. A range of abstract to representational ideas can be explored. Demonstrations, examples, and a slide presentation of current and historical watercolor painters who have led the way with watercolor will be shown. Critiques and group discussion are included. 
Bring some sketches and ideas that you would like to work with, and if you'd like,
a few of your less successful watercolor paintings to be transformed or used as collage material. All levels are welcome, some experience with watercolor painting is helpful. Materials fee for shared materials $5.

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Watercolor Basics: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT - September 22 - 23, 2018

This beginning or refresher course is geared for students with limited or no experience with watercolor painting, as well as those  who wish to review the fundamentals. We will explore the unique properties of this magical medium through transparent washes and layering, mingled washes, incorporating shapes of untouched paper for brilliance, and brushwork. You will gain a solid foundation for whatever path you take with watercolor by learning these FUNdamental skills. Discussion and demonstrations of materials, color theory, and the history of watercolor painting are included as we begin with a solid foundation of monochromatic exercises, and then explore two and three color exercises and simple compositions. Group critiques, individualized instruction, and demonstrations are included. No drawing skills are required.
 


 
 
Letting Go, The Joy of Collage!
Acrylics and Mixed Media

Concord Art, Concord, MA September 29 10-4 & September 30, 12-4
 
Collage is all about  the joyful, experimental, and freeing process of cutting, arranging, and pasting painted papers, yet it’s a meaningful enough process to have satisfied Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and many other well known artists. We will explore aspects of what makes strong and beautiful art through shape, value, line, texture, color and most importantly, variety & contrast.
Let go of your inner critic, come and have fun in a relaxed environment while enriching your visual skills. There are no mistakes in collage, only adjustments and revisions. Materials list, Materials fee for shared materials. All levels are welcome.






Printmaking without a Press

Rowayton Arts Center November 3 & 4, 2018

more information soon



Collage Paintings with Innovative Hand Painted Papers & Other Materials
co-taught by Jane Davies and Suzanne Siegel
Register now! at
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT - October 15 - 19, 2018




Suzanne - painted paper


Suzanne Siegel


Suzanne -  painted paper


Jane - collage
 

Jane Davies

Jane - collage

 

3 day studio workshop at
Suzanne Siegel Studio
Guilford, CT 


Jenny Nelson 
November 16 , 17, 18
9:30 - 4:30
Register before June 1, $475.
Register after June 1, $500.

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Exploring Abstraction

This class begins with guided exercises designed to open the mind to abstract concepts. Students will discover spontaneous ways to create dynamic marks and lines. There will be an emphasis on shape relationships and creating strong compositions. Prepare to have fun making stimulating work with a variety of materials. Development of individual vision will be encouraged. 

Open to all levels. Students may choose to work in oil or acrylic. 

We will start this class with a warm up collage exercise in acrylics with a limited palette. We will start painting the second day, beginning with another guided exercise on paper. Depending on personal choice, you can continue to work on paper or move onto canvas. Conversation will focus on paint application, developing organic abstract shapes, and composition. Students can choose to work in either acrylics or oil. I am an oil painter, and so, most familiar and in love with oil painting techniques.
 


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