Experimental Fun with Watercolor
Join us as we use unusual, experimental painting techniques to create amazingly colorful patterns on watercolor paper. We will apply watercolor and ink with brushes, pipettes, squirt bottles, and fancy sponges in creative ways. Combined with heat guns, string, wax paper, salt, and other materials, the paper will be stained with vibrantly colored designs. Once dry, these paintings can be worked on further with drawing materials if your imagination is inspired by what you see. We’ll also create a “woven watercolor” by tearing or cutting the stained paper into strips, then weaving the pieces back together to obtain surprisingly intricate results. This class will stretch the creative process to a new level.
Margaret Dwyer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Siena Heights University and her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Margaret works in several 2D and 3D mediums, with watercolor being her favorite. She is also a mural artist, having created dozens of murals both public and private throughout New England. Her work has been recognized in numerous juried national and international exhibitions and has been published in fine art books and magazines. Margaret is the 2019 Artist in Residence at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. She currently teaches fine art through Kimpton Brook Art Studio in Wilmot, NH and ArtisTree. For more information about Margaret, please visit her website.