Steve Kleier Workshops

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City Evening

Watercolor is a fantastic, versatile and most expressive medium, I love it! Doing a watercolor is like having a conversation with a good friend. We listen to each other and pay careful attention before responding with consideration, spontaneity or wit. Yes, all those attitudes can and should be part of watercolor painting. More than oil or acrylic paint, watercolor alone incorporates natural process. The paint is affected by gravity, it granulates, flocculates, combines. scumbles and reacts like no other painting medium. It is this exciting potential that is watercolors greatest virtue and most demanding application
In my workshops each day will have two clear lessons, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Each lesson will have an objective that I clearly state and accurately demonstrate. These lessons may include topics like, painting loose, using bold color, making good composition, controlling edges, drawing accurately or rendering shadows, just to name a few. I also advocate using value studies and do one before each painting. By the end of each day the student will have increased confidence and a better understanding of how to go about a watercolor painting. I should also mention that I use a variety of subjects and will supply students with photos that I will use for demonstrations. I will often ask the class which image appeals to them most and do a demonstration based on their choice. They are free to use the photos I provide or work from their own.
I have been teaching watercolor painting since 2004. I know you will enjoy my insights while you learn to paint better and enjoy the process. But don’t take my word for it, look at the many testimonials from people just like you who have spent time with me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Workshop prices are based on a daily rate plus per diem.
Flat fee or percentage agreements are usual.