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Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Iain Stewart's, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched for its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.Through demonstration, thoughtful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Iain will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through exploratory sketching and value studies Iain will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. Iain teaches workshops both en plein air and in a traditional studio setting. In both settings his purpose is to provide you with a repeatable process involving carefully planned steps that you can use for painting any subject.
Iain Stewart, who is both our jurist and our workshop teacher, is a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies amongst many others. His work has received top awards in international competition. In addition to working as a fine artist and workshop instructor, Iain is an architectural illustrator with an international clientele and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture at Auburn University. His workshops are very popular, and he has had long experience in teaching and interacting with students.Click here to view the printable registration form online or click here to download.
P.O. Box 1317
West Jefferson, NC 28694
WSNC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition
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Notification of acceptance by July 15
It is the time of the year to renew your membership.
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Full time student: $25
New member: $35
Existing membership renewal: $35
Earliest renewal date: January 1
Membership dues deliquent date: June 1
Our membership year coincides with the calendar year. Existing members can start renewing your membership on or after January 1 of each year by logging into your Personal Information Page.
Members who have not renewed by May 31st will not be listed in, nor be mailed, the annual Catalog/Directory for that year. Make sure to renew before June 1 !
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Spring Issue: March 29
Summer Issue: July 19
Fall Issue: Sept. 27