Big Brush Watercolor
May 27-June 2, 2018 (Five Teaching Days)
Returning to Dillman’s for the 3rd year in 2018
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Join renowned watercolorist Sterling Edwards in this exciting, fun, and educational workshop that is designed for those who would like to work looser and be more creative with watercolors. In this workshop you will see a wide variety of landscape and floral demonstrations using brushes as large as 3" wide to block in the subject of the painting. Let’s face it; you can’t get really tight with a 3" brush. The painting is then completed using mostly 1" and larger brushes. You will also learn how to use stiff bristle brushes with watercolors for beautiful blending, textures, and washes.
Some of the topics that you will see demonstrated and explained include; working from photographs, building a strong composition, saving white paper and introducing rich darks, balancing positive and negative shapes to create depth and drama in your painting, creative color mixing, exciting textures, and so much more. All of Sterling’s workshops are designed to be fun and inspirational. Come see for yourself why Sterling Edwards is considered one of the most sought after workshop instructors in the U.S. and abroad. All skill levels are invited to this fun and creative workshop, but as with any watercolor workshop, previous watercolor experience is definitely helpful. This is one workshop that you do not want to miss.
Sterling Edwards is a contemporary watermedia master who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a resident of North Carolina since 1973. In 2007 Sterling was honored to be awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC)and in 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA). Sterling was a featured artist in the fall 2001 issue of “Watercolor Magic Magazine’s Ones to Watch” and has been featured in numerous other magazine and newspaper articles. In 2009 he was a featured artist in the book, “Best of America Watermedia Artists”. He is the author of the best selling North Light book “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process” and is a featured artist in numerous other books by various national and international publishers including, “Masters of Watercolor”, published in 2015 by Russian artist and author, Konstantin Sterkhov. Sterling is also the designer of a signature line of multi-media paint brushes and a watercolor palette that are marketed internationally. In 2013 Sterling was proudly accepted by invitation into the International Watercolor Society (IWS) and in 2015 was awarded a lifetime signature membership into the internationally renowned Whiskey Painters of America (WPA), the most unique and exclusive miniature painting society in the world. In 2016 Sterling was honored with a biographical listing the Marquis Who’s Who in America for his diverse artistic achievements, business ethics, and professionalism and in 2017 he was awarded signature membership status in the National Watercolor Society (NWS).Highly respected among his peers, Sterling is often commissioned to jury national and international art competitions. His award-winning paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Sterling works from his home studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $615
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $685
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $795
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $457
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 5/28-6/1
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Thursday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Friday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
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 $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.