Brenda Swenson     June 22-27, 2014 (Four Teaching Days)
Negative Painting with Watercolors

Brenda Swenson ArtworkDiscover the dynamic results of negative painting! Learn how to suggest shapes by painting around them, and avoid overworked painting. Learn techniques for creating overlapping and interlocking shapes, and lost edges. Gain an understanding of color theory for watercolorists' and improve your paintings with rich, loose and glowing colors. Achieve control over the medium of watercolor with an increased understanding of glazing, wet into wet, charging colors and more! Learn to be inventive and take your painting to the next level. You will benefit from informative demos, friendly critiques, and one-on-one help.

Workshop Skill Level: Basic knowledge of watercolor is recommended.

Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Award of Excellence Finalist) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. Her paintings and sketches have been featured in Splash 11, 12 & 14, Artistic Touch 4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications. Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She is in demand to demonstrate and teach her painting, sketching and collage techniques to groups nationwide and abroad.

Creative Freedom, 2013, North Light Books, Contributor
An Illustrated Journey, 2013, Contributor
Splash 14: Light and Color, 2013, Contributor, North Light Books
Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision, 2011, Contributor, North Light Books
Splash 11: New Directions, 2010, Contributor, North Light Books
Artistic Touch 4, 2010, Contributor
Step to Success in Watercolor, Artist & Author, Walter Foster Publication, 2007
80 Watercolor Painting References, Walter Foster Publication, 2006, Contributor
Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook, Artist & Author, Walter Foster Publication, 2005, Award of Excellence Finalist 2006

PleinAir Magazine, "Illustrating Journeys with Watercolor", Dec/Jan 2012
Watercolor Artist Magazine, "Positive/Negative" Creativity Workshop column, 10-2011

Watercolor Artist Magazine,"Little Pieces of Color", 6-2011
Watercolor Highlights, 2006
Wheels of Time Magazine, Summer 2005
Quarterly Magazine, Summer Issue 2005-Weekly Treasure Hunt on Gold Line
Daniel Smith Art Supplies, 2005 Spring Catalog- Ink Smith article, 3 page demonstration
Watercolor Magazine, Summer Issue 2004—"Painting Along a Commuter Line"
Art Supply Warehouse, Cover Award 4/2003
Pasadena Star News, 3/2002 Article on paintings & volunteer work at Five Acres
Watercolor Magazine, Spring Issue 2000—"A Driving Devotion"
Classic Trucks Magazine, 3/2000
Classic Trucks Magazine, 7/1999
Classic Trucks Magazine, 5/1999

Sketching Techniques with Watercolor, Artist Palette productions, 2012

Schroeder Studio Gallery,112 East Maple Ave, Orange, CA 92866
Segil Fine Art Gallery, 110 West Lime Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016
Creative Arts Group, Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

SDWS (San Diego Watercolor Society)
NWWS (North West Watercolor Society)
WW (Watercolor West)

Workshop Skill Level: Basic knowledge of watercolor is recommended.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $465
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $515
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $620
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $350
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary



Brenda Swenson painting

Brenda Swenson painting

Brenda Swenson painting

Brenda Swenson painting

Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/22
Check-In to your unit at Dillman's (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception
6:00 Dinner

Monday-Thursday, 6/23-6/26
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/26
4:00 Farewell Champagne Toast

Friday, 6/27
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $50 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.