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IN-PERSON: "Amazing Watercolors" 2-Days with Julie Schroeder



AMAZING WATERCOLORS
with Instructor Julie Schroeder

Join us for this exciting workshop and discover and re-energize your inner artist by loosening up with some exciting new watercolor techniques. We will have fun experimenting in watercolor, playing with color, texture, layering, expressive mark-making, as well as splattering. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. 

This workshop is great for experienced painters, as well as those who are new to watercolors. Bring in your questions on techniques, tools, materials, color mixing, and making corrections to your artwork.  Students with more experience are welcome to work on individual projects with guidance and tips from the instructor. 

 NOTE: Optional $25 supply use fee for those of you who wish to just bring yourself. Please email academy@artleaguehhi.org to let us know you wish to pay for supplies and then pay the instructor in cash the morning of the workshop for the materials, which will be lent to you for the duration of the class.

 

WHEN: 
Monday and Tuesday (9am - 3pm)
January 24, 25, 2022

WHERE: 
Art League Academy
(Located South-Island at 106 Cordillo Parkway)



 

 

REFUND POLICY:
Ticket purchases to Art League of Hilton Head events are final. Credits or Refunds will not be given for missed or classes/workshops.

If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.


Materials Included: Optional $25 supply use fee, OR, bring the items listed below:
Requirements: PLEASE BRING:

PAPER:
Arches 140lb cold press

(1 sheet size 22x30 or larger)

BRUSHES:

1 1/2in or 2 in. wash brush,
Round Brushes:

(Small, Medium & Large)
#3 oriental brush
#4 script brush
1 inch flat brush
3/4 in angle brush

OTHER:
spray bottle for textures
palette with paints

set up & dry
pop up tissue
kneaded eraser
2x flat wood boards

(12x16in)
sea sponge
water container
salt
drawing pencil
cotton hand towel
wax paper,
cotton gauze
#4 plastic palette knife
masking tape
masking fluid.

PAINT:

Daniel Smith, or other professional paints such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or M. Graham are preferred.

2 YELLOWS: 1 Warm Yellow & 1 Cool
2 REDS: 1 Warm Red & 1 Cool
2 BLUES: 1 Warm Blue & 1 Cool
an orange
a magenta
a dark green

as well as any or all of your favorite colors
Bring some paint in tubes if you have them as well as paint dry in your palette as we will be experimenting with both.

I will be using many of the following Daniel Smith colors, but just bring what you have, Try to have at least a red, a yellow and a blue. 1) Quinacridone Rose 2) Lemon Yellow 3) Cobalt Blue 4) Quinacridone Burnt Orange 5) French Ultramarine Blue 6) Prussian Blue 7) Quinacridone Coral 8) Quinacridone gold, 9) Quinacridone Magenta, 10) Alizarin crimson 11) Phthalo Green(blue shade) 12) Aureolin 13) Organic Vermillion 15) Maganese Blue 16) Iridescent gold 17) Iridescent Jade 18) Paynes Grey

QUESTIONS?
Email academy@artleaguehhi.org.
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Instructor Bio: Born and raised on the outskirts of Montreal, JULIE SCHROEDER had the opportunity to explore nature.

The delicious beauty of a wild strawberry, the song of a redwing blackbird, and melting spring snow in the mountains still inspire her. As a teenager in Canada, she did sketches, colored pencil drawings, and using a candle to melt crayons, combined them with leaves, moss, and other natural objects.

I've always had a passion for observing life and living things. When I was young I spent my days exploring all the nearby fields, ponds, and streams for the secret life and treasures that lay hidden there. I would come home with a desire to express what I had seen. Using the tools I had available to me I dabbled in mixed media before I understood the term. I was drawn to watercolor in my late teens and discovered how amazing it is to watch what this medium can do. Spending summers trekking through the meadows and peaks of the alpine country of the Canadian Rockies, her love for nature turned into a passion for the wild places.

This is still expressed in her art today. As a scuba diver, exploring the ocean with sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, and giant manta rays has also been one of her favorite pastimes. After getting her degree at McGill University in teaching, she spent 5 years with the Inuit in Arctic Canada. That time of living with the people of the far north, became one of the most profound experiences in her life.

Julie says she can still hear the Canadian geese as they return in the spring to nest on the tundra, the wind as it howls across the treeless land, the echoing sound of walking across the frozen snow & the laughter of the Inuit children. The taste of wild arctic char & bannok while we ice-fished in spring is unforgettable. The blue Hudson Bay ice reflecting into frozen sundogs, the haunting sight of thousands of caribou in the fading arctic light & of course the mystifying dance of the multicolored northern lights overhead are memory treasures always carried in my heart. When I create art, I do it in celebration of the joy and beauty in humanity and nature. I enjoy merging the patterns of nature with aspects of feeling, impression, passion, and fantasy.

Art for Julie is expressing the diversity, grace, and wonder of our humanness in relationship to the living world. She is motivated to continually reach new levels of expression through her art, drawing the viewer into a greater awareness of their own connectedness with the living world around them. It's important to me to create art that speaks about people and nature in an intimate way. My hope is that when people experience my art it takes them on a journey of inner healing and deeper discovery. Through my art, I strive to uplift and encourage people to experience greater joy and love for others and for the living world that surrounds them. It's a privilege to be able to share my passion and awe for the incredible beauty and complexity of creation.

Julie has read extensively, experimented with, and taken many workshops in a variety of mediums. She's studied under nationally & internationally known artists. Julie's art has moved through different seasons in the 30 years since she bought her 1st set of real paints. Her painting approach has developed to a loose and freestyle, interpreting nature sometimes using collage along with paint.

Julie is teaching classes & workshops & is a member of the Northstar Watercolor Society & the Minnesota Watercolor Society. Her main body of work is shown at Kelley Gallery in Woodbury. She also shows her work at the Deadwood/Lead Center for the Arts in South Dakota as well as other galleries in the U.S. & Canada.
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