2018 Online Workshops now on YouTube
If you missed our 2018 Online Workshops, you can catch up and see all the video lessons on our YouTube Channel!
Strathmore’s Online Workshops feature free video lessons created by experienced artists. Follow along as instructors guide you through various topics and demonstrate useful tips, techniques, ideas, and inspirations to get you creating and learning even more about art.
Follow along to these 3 topics:
WORKSHOP 1: REALISTIC WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor: Kelly Eddington
This workshop presents a sampler of popular watercolor subjects: landscapes, still life, and portraits. Kelly will show you how watercolor's unique properties can do the heavy lifting in each painting. Watch it create a serene blue sky, a soft shadow defining a cheekbone, and reflected light on a shiny surface--all in seconds. You'll paint a card with a winter landscape that you might like so much you won't want to send it, followed by a colorful still life painting of gum balls. Next you'll practice painting a series of facial features in anticipation of the final project, a limited-palette portrait that is easier than you might imagine. Watercolor is challenging and can take decades to master, but this medium's special quirks are so seductive you might find yourself under its spell for the rest of your life.
WORKSHOP 2: COLORED PENCIL WITH MIXED MEDIA
Instructor: Sarah Becktel
This workshop series will focus on creating art with colored pencil as the primary medium. Sarah will introduce techniques for adding solvents, watercolor, acrylic, and ink to enhance and accentuate artwork while still maintaining the look and feel of colored pencil.
WORKSHOP 3: FINDING THE FOCUS IN YOUR PAINTING
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Did you ever wonder why your painting has no punch? Too flat? Dull? This workshop will help you make your paintings pop using contrast, dramatic lighting and dynamic color combinations.
Robert Burridge shows you how he jump starts his paintings using four basic principles that he calls his 4 Cs. You will learn how to paint ordinary subjects with these quick-focus techniques, turning your painting into a WOW. No matter what your favorite subject is, you can punch it up and create dramatic, graphically strong paintings.