Friday, March 14, 2014

The Power of Color

Art Friends: Join me at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, at acclaimed Arrowmont, nestled into the landscape by Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a week of wonderful watercolor painting. If you have never taken a class at Arrowmont, treat yourself to this wonderful experience.  The camaraderie, inspiring location, fantastic facilities and total immersion in learning and having fun is what Arrowmont is about. Contact me if you have any questions!
Put the “COLOR” in Your Watercolors
This class helps you define or refine your own color sensibility. You will use your existing colors and discover which colors in your palette work well together. No tricky colors
to buy that you only use once! Every day we use new watercolor techniques — from better wash techniques to learning the best way to use frisket to mixed media additions — a touch of crayon or gouache, and so on. We begin in the classroom with still lifes, and then find color in nature as we explore the environment around Arrowmont and in the Smoky Mountains. All days will close with an in-depth critique of the work done that day. All levels.

Cynthia M. Kukla is a studio artist who teaches watercolors at her university and in workshops throughout the United States, in Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been exhibited on four continents.
ArrOWMONT SChOOL OF ArTS ANd CrAFTS is a place for people who
seek meaningful and energizing art experiences. It is a place for people of all ability levels, ages and backgrounds. It is a place where ideas and skills, seeing and creating come together in amazing ways.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residential campus in Gatlinburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper.
Early registration deadline 10% OFF Workshop FEE February 1, 2014
Educational Assistance program Application deadline
March 1, 2014
Scholarship Application deadline
March 1, 2014 for most; some have a rolling deadline

This demo shows a finished watercolor on the left and the 
color layering techniques in-progress for the rose on the right.