Watercolor Workshop 2017: with Ned Reade

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Watercolor Workshop 2017 with Ned Reade 

Sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association

Dates:  August  8, 9, & 10, 2017 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Times: 9:00 am­ 3:30pm each day ON LOCATION Group Critiques held each day at 3:00 pm.

Cost: $175 for three day workshop, or $70 per day (Prices have held steady for 8 years)

Join the watercolor workshop and you will benefit from a demonstration each day on site helpful tips as you get started, and a group critique at the end of the day. Ned Reade will start each morning with a live demonstration at any of the many picturesque spots on the island. He will be available through the day to help you move from sketch to finished painting. Intermediate and Advanced artists will learn something each day from Ned’s instruction and Beginning artists will learn the basics of how to paint “en plein air” with plenty of supportive artists in the group willing to share their experiences. Ned paints in rural Vermont and New York and has spent his career teaching drawing, painting, and art history.

Artist is well known to visitors to the Old Sculpin Gallery and his works can be seen there. Questions: Call Ned Reade, Watercolor Workshop Instructor, 845-­855-­1016 or call the Old Sculpin Gallery when it opens in early June at 508-­627-­4881.

A Deposit of $75 is due upon registration. Balance due in August or send a check for the full amount.  Credit card payments are accepted after the gallery opens in June.


Course Description for MVAA August 2017

Watercolor is known as an especially spontaneous and carefree medium that brings pleasure to viewers and painters alike. Ned Reade will show you a step by step process that will help ensure success without losing freedom. On location he first looks for a scene that “speaks” to him and explains what he wants to convey. He starts with a value sketch, moves though loose washes to finding forms, and finishes with accents that pull the painting together. He gives workshops in Vermont and has taught on Martha’s Vineyard for over 25 years. Since he paints in New England for much of the summer, he is excited to exchange the mountains, fields, and farms for the harbors, boats, and ocean light of the Vineyard. He paints directly using clean washes and strong compositions to achieve his painting objectives. Each day starts with a demonstration and ends with a group critique at the end of the afternoon.

The workshop is open to painters from beginners to seasoned artists. Some familiarity with working outside on location is helpful but not required.