South Pomfret, Vermont
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Frozen: Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond

Learn how to capture frozen winter landscapes and features in watercolor.

If you spend the winters in the mountains of New England, you know how the visual landscapes around us change dramatically. Suddenly, we live amidst icicles, frozen ponds, hoar frost, and snow. We are surrounded by white. In watercolor, we generally try to use the white of our paper rather than white pigment. In this class, we will explore both transparent and opaque ways to capture the elements of the frozen landscape. Techniques will include graded washes, glazes, negative painting, and how to use masking fluid. Color choices will be discussed in depth to achieve moody, dramatic effects. This class is for all levels of watercolor experience. A materials list will be provided.

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. She currently teaches fine art through Kimpton Brook Art Studio in Wilmot, NH and ArtisTree. For more information about Margaret, visit her website.