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WORKSHOPS

Workshops are held regularly every two months with a limited number of participants.

NEXT WORKSHOP

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Water. Reflections and Waves           - ZOOM Workshop 
June 1, 2024

The main focus will be on how to properly build and convey reflections in water. And, of course, we will use watercolors to create simple, vibrant and realistic reflections. We'll also analyze specific techniques and tricks to help you create different and compelling sketches.

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours.

The number of participants is limited.

Here is the list of recommended materials for this workshop.

The workshop will take place Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 10 AM EDT (New York), 8 AM CST (Mexico City), 9 AM CDT (Houston), 7 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 3 PM BST (London), 4 PM CEST (Paris), 5 PM EEST (Athens), 5 PM MSK (Moscow), 7:30 PM IST (New Delhi), 10 PM AWST (Perth).

2024 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP RECORDINGS

Ballerinas - Quick Sketches - Workshop Recording

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Embodied grace and movement! We'll learn simple ways to transfer ballerinas onto paper using pencil sketches and watercolors. In addition, we will talk separately about choosing colors and working with negative space.

The recording was made on April 6, 2024. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

 

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 38 minutes. Language: English

City Fog - Workshop Recording

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Most watercolor cityscapes are always lit with the sun. But sometimes the weather presents us with surprises, and fog descends on the city. How can we express this mist? How to make it so that it transfers not into a pale watercolor, but into a painting saturated with air, space and details? The fog is a very big challenge for the artists that we will try to overcome in our workshop.

The recording was made on December 9, 2023. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

 

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 50 minutes. Language: English

Narrow Streets of Girona - Workshop Recording

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Girona is a real stone jungle. The narrow winding streets are paved with the cobblestone. It is an amazing medieval city. How to convey the feeling of narrow vintage streets? How to express paved roads in simple ways? How to build depth in our watercolor sketches? We will look to answer even more questions in our workshop.

 

The recording was made on November 4, 2023. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

 

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 48 minutes. Language: English

Fishing Boats - Workshop Recording

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Fishing boats are one of the most delightful subjects to sketch or watercolor. We will study how to properly construct boats in order for the image to be convincing, how to distribute light on them, and turn them into three-dimensional objects. To do this, we will travel to Spain.

 

The recording was made on July 29, 2023. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

 

The duration of the video recording is 2 hours 12 minutes. Language: English

Cobblestone Streets - Workshop Recording

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Sometimes we fall in love with a painting not because of the light or the composition, but because of textures. One of the most interesting textures in old European cities is, without doubt, the cobblestone. In this workshop, we will find out how to express the texture of stones, how to play with lighting on these stones, and how to turn them into interesting and voluminous representations.

 

The recording was made on June 24, 2023. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 37 minutes. Language: English

Clouds in Watercolor - Workshop Recording

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It doesn't matter what your favorite subject of painting is - city, sea, or forest with lakes. In any case, you will need clouds. Clouds are capable of creating the right mood. In this workshop, we will explore the basic technique for drawing clouds, and learn how to transfer these techniques to quick sketchbook sketches.

 

The recording was made on March 4, 2023. Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording. The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 55 minutes. Language: English

Landscape in Watercolor Sketches - Workshop Recording

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When we plan a sketch of a cityscape, we have something to cling to: silhouettes of houses, street lines, lampposts... But what to do with an ordinary landscape? How to make a sketch interesting? How to figure out color mixtures in order to get a complex and interesting green? How to convey depth in simple ways?

There are many such questions.

We will try to answer with them in our workshop.

The recording was made on December 17, 2022.
Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording.

The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours 20 minutes.

The duration of the video recording is 3 hours. Language: English

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This time we worked on plein air. A group of 10 participants (all very interesting artists, to my delight), wonderful weather (we were very lucky), and incredibly picturesque views of Lachine - what else do you need to spend a wonderful day with pleasure!
 

We worked at three locations, made three sketches in completely different techniques. Of course, each time a detailed explanation of the methodology and rules for building each project was given.
 

It was so exciting that I'm sure we will definitely return to other wonderful places in Montreal for plein air workshops.

The recording was made on August 11, 2022.
Some technical parts were cut down from the original recording.

The total duration of the workshop was 5 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 47 minutes.

Language: English

People on the Street - Workshop Recording

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No cityscape sketch will ever look lively and convincing if the streets remain empty. How to create a figure or a group of people in just a few strokes of watercolor? What is the human figure made of? What should be paid attention to in order for the characters to look alive and convincing? How to correctly arrange figures in space so as not to lose a sense of scale and perspective?

 

In this workshop, we will find answers to these questions, even without any study of anatomy - after all, the secret is very simple... if, of course, you know it...

 

The recording was made on August 11, 2022.
Some parts were cut down from the original recording:

  • Pauses while participants worked on their sketches

  • Discussion of the works of the participants of the workshop

The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 2 hours 6 minutes. Language: English

White Pencil - Workshop Recording

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The ability to work with light is just as important as the ability to work with shadow. Light is an equally effective tool, especially if tinted paper is used. At the workshop, together, we will:

  • Learn the basic principles of working with the “positive space” and do simple exercises to learn how to think with light

  • Look at simple techniques to create convincing three-tone sketches

  • Make two sketches, step by step: Bordeaux, France, and a village street in Mexico.

 

The recording was made on April 2, 2022.
Some parts were cut down from the original recording:

  • Pauses while participants worked on their sketches

  • Discussion of the works of the participants of the workshop

The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 1 hours 34 minutes. Language: English

Contrast in Sketches -Workshop Recording

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We have very intense work ahead of us. We are going on a Tour de France and will make three sketches in three different styles. Depending on the subject, we will determine the style and technique. The most important task of the workshop is to try different possibilities and find out which technique is best for which case.

 

The recording was made on February 5, 2022.
Some parts were cut down from the original recording:

  • Pauses while participants worked on their sketches

  • Discussion of the works of the participants of the workshop

The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours 15 minutes.

The duration of the video recording is 1 hour 52 minutes. Language: English

Tour de France - Workshop Recording

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We have very intense work ahead of us. We are going on a Tour de France and will make three sketches in three different styles. Depending on the subject, we will determine the style and technique. The most important task of the workshop is to try different possibilities and find out which technique is best for which case.

 

The recording was made on December 18, 2021.
Some parts were cut down from the original recording:

  • Pauses while participants worked on their sketches

  • Discussion of the works of the participants of the workshop

The total duration of the workshop was 3 hours.

The duration of the video recording is 2 hours 5 minutes. Language: English

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