Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
2713 Mt Sinai Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
$35 (TLC members receive a 10% discount off this price)
Durham Arts Council

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This workshop is being offered by the Durham Arts Council (DAC) in partnership with TLC. This is a one-day workshop concentrating on plein air watercolor painting in the landscape. It will use watercolors and optionally pen and ink as the media and look at how to compose and render both panoramic views and detail studies. The process asks one to slow down, plan, and give attention to details and form, to think in terms of paint and expression. If you are a beginner then this will be an introduction to new possibilities. For those of you with some experience it will stretch your technique and understanding. This course is really just to wet the appetite and provide incentive to continue to explore the media on your own. Though thought of as a difficult medium, the instructor hopes to show how watercolor can be incredibly enjoyable and satisfying as a means of rendering and expression.

This class will take place at TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Please check the DAC website for supply list.

Instructor — Mark Iwinski
Mark Iwinski, (b. 1960) is a conceptual artist who uses interdisciplinary means including site specific works, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and book arts to reveal layers of absence and memory in our landscape and cities. Originally, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he studied sculpture, life drawing, and watercolor, earning his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. He has taught undergraduate and graduate studio art courses, including seminars at The College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, Colby College, Cornell University and Colorado College.

He has exhibited widely and been awarded fellowships and awards, including New York Foundation for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council fellowships. He is also the past recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant for works on paper. His current work addresses the loss of old growth forests and the continued deforestation of our landscape and the impact of urban renewal and sprawl in our cityscapes.

He is represented by the Flanders Gallery in Raleigh and most recently exhibited in Imprints at the Greenhill in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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