Watercolor is a beautiful balance between skill and happy accidents. In this class, campers will learn both. Working with instructor Dawn Flores, campers will learn brush control, gain an expert understanding of color theory, and learn basic wash techniques. By experimenting and working on finished paintings they will learn how to play with watercolor and spontaneously respond to the painting process. Looking at master watercolor works they will come to understand composition, tone, and what makes a great painting.
June 22-27, 2014
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Instructor: Dawn Flores
As a teenager, Dawn Flores attended UW-Green Bay Summer Art Camp on a scholarship she won through the Neville Public Museum. She went on to major in art and theatre at Edgewood College, UW-Madison, and Loyola University-New Orleans, before getting a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. Before becoming a teacher, Dawn worked as a commercial artist painting everything from furniture and ceiling murals, to manikins and gymnasium floors. She lives in Richmond, Virginia where she is an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She teaches throughout Virginia and Wisconsin at schools, botanical gardens, art centers, and museums. Her work hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
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: $279 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $559 (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.
- Lab Fee: $15
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.