Past students describe Kristen Gilje as an expert teacher who encourages students to try new things while taking the fear and judgment out of the creation process. A student from last summer wrote, “Kristen is a wonderful teacher–so encouraging, gracious, and inspiring!”
Watercolor is Kristen’s first love. She writes, “Let practice and playful experimentation rule the day as we delve into the art of watercolor. For beginners through advanced, this is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in playful control/not control of the only paint medium that moves on its own.”
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 14+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
In this workshop we will learn techniques to control our medium just enough, while allowing watercolor to do what it does best, to move and mix and be beautiful no matter what we do to it. Each morning will start in the studio with a painting demonstration, followed by time to paint. Daily drawing exercises will help us capture our vision. If the weather cooperates we will spend time painting outdoors, otherwise we’ll paint in the studio with nature looking in on us from the glorious windows.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
Participants will complete several small to medium sized paintings/experimental pieces, possibly one per day or more, depending on each student’s desire.
What should I bring to class?
All painting supplies will be provided; however, experienced participants are welcome to bring their own brushes if desired.
Please bring layers and a daypack for possible outings. The Guild will provide small three-legged stools for outdoor painting; some participants may choose to bring a folding chair with a back.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $755-$1285
- Private Room – $1285
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $970
- Library Dorm: $835
- RV Hookup: $805
- Guild Tent $790
- Own Tent: $755
Commuter Cost: $510
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 19 – 25, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 19, 2020 until Jul 25 2020