Explorations in Watercolor
Unleash your creativity while splashing in puddles of transparent watercolor. Using artist-grade paints and paper, campers will enjoy exploring the spontaneous qualities of watercolor, creating vibrant paintings using a variety of techniques. While learning the basic types of washes that form the foundation for all watercolor paintings, campers will explore methods for creating amazing texture, ways to preserve white space with different kinds of resists, and how to use positive and negative space to give the illusion of depth. Working with instructor, Tricia Matthew, campers will also explore color theory as they learn unique ways to apply the paint that allows the color to mix freely on the paper.
June 21-26, 2015
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Instructor: Tricia Matthew
Watercolor artist and Presbyterian minister, Tricia Matthew, fell in love with watercolor while attending a workshop entitled, "Art as Doorway to the Sacret" where she connected with an inner creative spirit longing to find expression in her life. She has studied with many watercolor artists and her work has been exhibited throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Tricia has been teaching watercolor for 13 years and also facilitates workshops in art and spirituality and dream exploration. She lives in Green Bay with her husband Keith and two mischievous cats!
Daily Class Hours:
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
- Commuter Fee: $295 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $579 (includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Class Lab Fee: $35
Guest Faculty and Artists
Campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional artists from across the state. Click here for more information about this summer’s Art Camp faculty.
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class." Please call or send us an e-mail if you have questions.