Date(s) - 04/19/20 - 05/03/20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sundays, April 19, 26 May 3
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Cameron
Designed for those with some experience with watercolor, this class will offer participants the chance to explore and discuss composition/design in greater depth. Lots of topics are covered here such as: “Maxims of Good Composition” (why composition is vital to good art); “Sweet Spots” or Focal Points; Rule of Thirds; Counter Balance Points; Creating a Pathway for the Eye to Follow; Importance of Foreground, Middleground and Background; Odd vs. Even Rule; Simplifying Shapes; Re-composing/Re-designing; Time-tested,Standard Designs; Value of Creating Composition Studies; Summary of Good Composition/Design.
Numerous teaching aids, examples and exercises will be shared, including an extensive student handout. Class time will be divided between discussions on composition and actual painting time, which will incorporate principles of good composition previously reviewed. In general time, more time will be allotted to painting than lecture. Individual assistance with painting will be provided throughout each session.
An outline of class topics as well as a recommended supply list will be provided upon registration.
John’s medium of choice for painting is transparent watercolor. To continue improving his painting skills, for the last several years, he has taken painting lessons from a wide variety of well-known and respected local and national watercolorists. John is a Westerville native, and is involved in the local art scene as Past-President of the Westerville Art League, Past Vice-President of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society, (a juried art group), and Immediate President of the Arts Council of Westerville. He taught for over two years at Sunbear Studio and Gallery in Alexandria, and currently teaches ongoing classes for beginning and intermediate adult watercolor painters at the Westerville Community Recreation Center, the Bryn Du Art Center in Granville, and the Westminster-Thurber Retirement Community is Columbus. John’s paintings have been exhibited locally in several venues.