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Online Workshop: Wet on Wet Watercolor with Lisa Goren

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

February 26 – March 12 | Fridays, 1-3pm | $115 for members, $125 for non-members

Watercolor can seem daunting for those who have tried it or want to try it.  This is a class designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. The classes focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage.

Starting with a short demonstration, each 2 hour class will concentrate on a different aspect of watercolor painting with the final class putting them all together like a symphony!

The series of classes will focus first on putting the paint down, picking it up, and then putting it all together.

  • The first class will work with the different methods of painting with watercolors and the paints themselves. We will be mixing colors using water instead of the palette. (Putting the paint down!)
  • The second class will focus on lifting. This is a method that is not often taught in watercolor classes but, I believe, is an essential tool for painting watercolor. And it’s wonderfully specific to watercolor – a great way to really see the medium’s strengths. This is the class where we’ll talk about getting rid of muddy and “overworked” painting.
  • In this final class, we will go over different types of washes and how they can be used for backgrounds, foregrounds, and elements throughout the painting. In addition, we’ll go over how to begin projects (what to work on first and why). This is the class where you bring what YOU want to work on and you can start it to move forward on your own with some direction!

Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. Later travels to Iceland, Alaska, increased her love for the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their beliefs in the potential of the medium. Her works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.

Lisa’s work can be found in personal collections worldwide, from Australia to Iceland, and the United States. Her place on the 2013 Arctic Circle Residency was chronicled in an article she wrote for the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1PAO5mr) and led her to her next phase of her Polar work. She had two pieces in “Gaia – Les femmes et l’ecologie” in Paris to coincide with the COP21 Climate talks. Recently, her Google Talk (http://bit.ly/lisagorengoogle) gave her a larger platform to discuss her travels, art, and the Polar regions.

Lisa has been working out of Boston, Massachusetts for the past 25 years and is Vice-President of the National Association of Women Artists (Mass. Chapter). During the Pandemic, she has been working on smaller paintings of Animals Taking Over during the Quarantine as well as portraits of health care workers (chosen to be in The Best Art Created by Washington Post Readers During the Pandemic by Washington Post).

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February 26
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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