$295 Members $350 Non-Members
($100 deposit holds your spot for workshop)
We are excited to announce Alexis’s “Painting Creatively from Photographs” Watercolor Workshop, September 12-14, 2013, Thursday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm
Plan ahead for Alexis’ Watercolor workshop!
The focus here will be painting in a creative, personal, and expressive way from photographs -in other words freeing yourself from copying!! Demos will include specific lessons designed to give students new ideas, methods and inspirations for working in this manner. This is a good studio workshop and is designed for all levels of painters, from experienced beginners on up. Painters in all media are welcome. Daily demos and critiques and ample student painting time.
During my demonstrations, I talk to the students at length while I paint or draw, explaining what I am doing and why, what I am thinking, what I am deciding to do, what colors or techniques I am using, etc., and constantly inviting questions. Critiques are designed to be positive and constructive experiences; during critiques I emphasize the students’ strengths and offer suggestions to help them improve their work. During individual work time, I circulate among the students, offering help, suggestions, and information as needed. When I am teaching, I am there 100% for the students. I work very hard to give the students as much help, information, inspiration, and motivation as I can!
Alexis Lavine has devoted the last two decades to watercolor painting. Her award winning paintings have been included in numerous juried and gallery exhibitions, and they hang in private and corporate collections throughout the country, as well as overseas. Alexis divides her time between painting in her studio and painting outdoors on location.
Alexis is an enthusiastic art instructor, who teaches painting and drawing classes and workshops. She gives her students a sound background in technique and esthetics, encourages them to express their individuality through their art, and helps them to relax and enjoy their artistic pursuits.
Alexis’ watercolors are full of luminous color, rich shadows, and beautifully drawn shapes. With meticulous attention to composition, she crafts paintings that are descriptive and yet expressive, realistic and yet abstract. She lives and paints in central North Carolina, except during the winter, when she migrates to the Virgin Islands and paints lots of palm trees!