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View offers watercolor workshops

Posted 8/3/22

View, the Center for Arts and Culture will have members of the Central New York Watercolor Society once again lead the annual watercolor workshops ...

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View offers watercolor workshops

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OLD FORGE  — View, the Center for Arts and Culture, 3273 Route 28, will have members of the Central New York Watercolor Society once again lead the annual watercolor workshops that coincide with the opening of the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

Instructors include Sharon Burke from Clinton, Mary Murphy from Barneveld, and Susan Murphy from Liverpool, who will lead students through specialized watercolor classes.

• On Monday, Aug. 8, Burke will lead “Channeling Your Inner 5-Year-Old.” When learning a new medium, it can be easy to over analyze and over-think. In this unique class students will learn the basics to watercolor through fun and easy projects for all ages.

Each adult is allowed to bring one child or grandchild between the ages of 5-8 as a guest to help get into the spirit of things. In this class, students will create fun watercolor projects such as string art, making spinners and channel Kandinsky.

• On Thursday, Aug. 11, Mary Murphy will lead “Think Big, Paint Small.”

In the beginner to intermediate watercolor class, students will focus on finding “big shapes” in either their reference photos or outdoors, if it’s a nice day, to create effective compositions. Students will paint small sketches to help refine their ideas for their composition so they can create more formal painting at home. Students should bring a few photo references with them and be prepared to paint quickly and loosely.

• On Friday Aug. 12, Susan Murphy will teach “Using Metallic Colors in a Landscape.” In the beginner friendly class, students will learn how to use metallic colors on a variety of different watercolor paper, to create new and interesting effects to landscape painting.

Students will see first-hand how this technique can really create a vibrant and eye-catching effect to even the simplest of landscapes.

Each class takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and costs $115, $95 for members. For more information about any of the classes, visit ViewArts.org/workshops/finearts or call 315-369-6411.

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