Master Artist Workshops
at the Museum Art School
Master Artist Workshops offer individuals the opportunity for intensive study with national and regional artists. Workshops are 2-5 days and have a limited number of space.
REALISTIC WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES
Workshop for April 20 - 22 has been cancelled.
This workshop will dispel the myth that watercolor cannot be controlled - hat it has a mind of its own. This workshop is for anyone who has ever been intimidated by what most artists consider the most difficult of medium. Students will not only learn how to master the two basic techniques of "wet-in-wet watercolor" and "drybrush watercolor," but they will learn several other tricks of the trade. Visiting artist Alan Shuptrine, featured in the recent VBMA exhibition In the Tradition of Wyeth: Contemporary Watercolor Masters, will teach stufents how to create a dramatic landscape using the two main watercolor techniques, and some techniques of his own. Students will learn how to plan and utilize the whites of the paper to power their pigments and how to add drama to the composition using light and shadow. Using "we-in-wet" mostly for backrounds and detailed "drybrush" technique in the foregrounds, Alan will teach how to literally "sculpt" the landscape from back to front.
Over the past 25 years, Alan Shuptrine has emerged asa leading practitioner in the centuries old art of carving and watergilding fine frames, wood carving, sgraffito etching, watercolor painting, antique restorations, objets d'art and paintings and decorative arts in several other mediums. Born in 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Shuptrine's pursuit of the arts included schooling at The Baylor School, The University of the South, and the University of Tennessee. He is renowned for his precise attention to detail, and his love of dramatic light, shadow and realism. For more information on Alan Shruptrine, please visit www.alanshuptrine.com.