Date & Time
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Watercolor is at its best when it’s set free, and this workshop is all about challenging ourselves to go beyond our boundaries. Renowned teacher and award-winning watercolor artist Mel Stabin will encourage us to experience the magical, spontaneous, and transparent qualities of watercolor, as we paint watercolor landscapes and people in landscapes. Emphasis will be placed on gaining more confidence by simplifying our approach to subject matter and painting with energy and focus. Mel will demonstrate his loose, representational style, discuss principles of design and composition, and show us how to capture the essence of a subject, but above all guide us with personal attention, one-on-one instruction, and constructive critique, helping us hone our clarity of thought and emotion and bring more transparency and vitality to our paintings.
Note: Limited enrollment. This workshop is for artists at all levels. A list of supplies will be provided at registration for paper, a board, palette, recommended paints, brushes, and other materials.
Mel’s watercolor “Good Morning in South Carolina” (below) is included in the feature article “The Year’s Best Paintings” in Watercolor Artist magazine’s February 2018 issue. Mel’s painting was honored with the 1st Place Award at the 2017 Georgia Watercolor Society’s Annual National Exhibition.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Members $165/ Nonmembers $180
New York Open Center
Mel Stabin, AWS, is an internationally known painting teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist. Formerly an art and creative director for major advertising agencies for 30 years, he is a signature member of many prestigious art societies, has had 17 one-person exhibitions of his work, writes extensively on art, and is the author of two popular books, including: Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused.