Watercolor Workshop at BC
Local watercolor art enthusiasts are invited to a Watercolor Workshop at Bluefield College, Saturday, October 26, featuring watercolorist Aislinn Lowry.
October 9, 2013
Open to the public, the Watercolor Workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in BC’s Cox Visual Arts Center. The cost will be $10, and space limited to 15 participants. For more information or to register for the event, contact BC’s Walter Shroyer by email at or by phone at 276-326-4558.
Designed for all ranges of students -- from those who have no or little experience in watercolor, to established painters in the medium -- the workshop will focus on becoming comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and learning how to best incorporate the unique qualities of watercolor into paintings.
Among the topics of discussion and demonstration: watercolor techniques, dramatic shadows and highlights, composition, “seeing” your subject, and simulated textures. The workshop is meant to be fun and inspirational as it focuses on how to relax while enjoying the process of painting.
Suggested tools to bring: paper (stretched or a block), small or extra sheets of paper for mixing studies, tape palette, water container, watercolor primaries (cool and warm versions), watercolor neutrals, flat sable brushes (from 1.5” to 0.25”), round sable brushes (small detail brushes), and three different reference images (i.e. photographs).
Workshop leader Aislinn Lowry is an art professor at Concord University, who in addition to creating art says she enjoys passing her skills and enthusiasm on to other eager students of the arts. A master of fine arts graduate of Radford University, Lowry has exhibited her work at the Green Heron Center of Art in Radford, Steppin’ Out Art Festival in Blacksburg, Virginia, The Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, New York, Uptown Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and Bluefield College, among many other venues.
As a studio artist, she creates watercolors, hand-painted silk scarves, jewelry, pastel paintings, and metal wall sculptures. Her paintings are housed in the permanent collection of the Radford University Art Museum, Montgomery County Public Schools, New River Community College, and in private collections along the East Coast from North Carolina to New York.