February 26 – March 2, 2018 And/Or
March 5 – 9, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA
When you have outgrown the basics and the old ‘should’ and should nots’ of painting, then you are ready for Skip’s Not-So-Basic-Basics. With fifty years experience in guiding artists to their most authentic, personal expression, Skip Lawrence knows exactly how to get you there, too.
Your range of choices in your paintings increase by quantum leaps, once you add these tools to your design vocabulary. These Not-So-Basic- Basics give you the creative confidence to break the old rules and make art decisions that truly express YOU. It IS all about you!
If you have never taken a workshop with Skip, this is the perfect way to become familiar with his fresh look at design language and art philosophy. If you have studied with Skip once or a dozen times, these lessons and exercises become an ongoing revelation, as your art process matures and evolves.
This is a structured class appropriate for all levels and media. Many students have found it rewarding to take both sessions of these Santa Barbara workshops. I have observed that artist taking a five day workshop are just stepping into the world of great new ideas when they have to backup go home, often times losing momentum and the best chance for real breakthroughs in their work. So, make plans to say the extra week and see what HAPPENS.
I am excited about this time together and sharing ideas and new approaches without using worn out design rules and techniques as simplistic answers to complicated questions. Many students have found it rewarding to take both sessions of these Santa Barbara workshops. I have observed that artist taking a five day workshop are just stepping into the world of great new ideas when they have to backup go home, often times losing momentum and the best chance for real breakthroughs in their work. So, make plans to say the extra week and see what HAPPENS.
Cost: $625 –
Registration is limited. To enroll send your check, made out to Ruth Ellen Hoag, or reserve your space with a $300 deposit. Balance Due January 8, 2018. Send to:
Ruth Ellen Hoag, Whistle Stop Art Studios
220 W. Canon Perdido, Suite D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cancellations before January 8th will receive a full refund. After that, a $100 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds after February 12th unless your space can be filled. Hotel information and venue location forthcoming. Questions? Please Contact me.
William B. (Skip) Lawrence received a B.F.A. degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and M.A. degree from Towson University. His book, Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor, was published in 1994. Skip is editor-and-chief of “The Palette Magazine”. Website: www.skiplawrence.com .
Travel to Limoux, France
with Ruth Ellen Hoag
Two weeks painting in the south of France
August 11-25, 2018
Reside in a charming B&B with all the modern amenities and enjoy excellent food and wine; all while painting in an unspoiled region of Southern France.
For a preview, visit lemonastereadventures.com
Three Whites for Watercolorists
with Ruth Armitage
April 12, 13 & 14, 2018
Join Ruth to explore three (or more!) different ways to incorporate white into your watercolors. Look beyond saving whites with masking or negative painting and learn to use opaque media as more than an afterthought.
Ruth’s work has received many local and national awards, including the Loa Ruth Sprung Award in the NWS 95th Annual Open. She is s signature member of the NWS, RMNW, NWWS, CWA and WFWS. Ruth has served as President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and juried national, regional and local exhibits.
$325 for three full days