2018 Course Information: Watercolor: Realistic Flowers

Watercolor: Realistic Flowers

Realistic Flower Workshop
Painting and Manipulating Watercolor

In this 3 day workshop, learn about handling and manipulating the watercolor and the water. Students will work on at least a half sheet (15×22”) of 300# Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. You will create an interesting close up of flower composition and learn how to transfer it to the watercolor paper. if flowers are in bloom we may even go out and photograph. The paper will be moistened in various areas with color applied and manipulated at various stages. This not only helps you learn to handle the moisture of watercolor but also you will learn a lot about mixing color, creating hard and soft edges and learn why some things happen that you don’t want to occur.
Marlene will bring along her computer and printer to allow you to learn some the ways of technology can assist with artistic venture.



09:00 am-04:00 pm
Materials Fee:$12.60 per sheet or bring your own materials
REGISTER BY:2018-03-09
Arkansas Craft School

101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560

Instructor: Marlene Gremillion

Marlene Gremillion, a Hot Springs Village, Arkansas artist, enjoys creating and designing in many mediums and has done so for over 35 years. Texture, color and light play an important role in what she designs be it in Oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, collage, glass, polymer clay or jewelry. She enjoys working, manipulating and creating with her hands and experiments to see if she can come out with a pleasing artistic piece. “It sort of reminds me of being a child at play. I just enjoy having fun along with it being therapeutic for me”. Marlene is active in the arts and enjoys teaching. “I enjoy watching others learn and get excited about creating their own works. As adults, we forget to have fun. I encourage students to do just that; you must enjoy what you are doing in order to be creative and then it shows in your works.” Marlene teaches at the National Park Community College, in Continuing Education and at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. She also enjoys traveling and teaching workshops. She is a registered teacher through the Arts on Tour with the Arkansas Arts Council Little Rock, AR. Marlene is in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' 2017-2018 Artists Registry and member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. She recently organized the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild in Arkansas. The only active guild in Arkansas. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/645573648919067/) Marlene is a charter member of Ouachita River Art Guild in West Monroe, Louisiana, and member of Brush Strokes in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Her art is presented at Butler Center Gallery (Arkansas Studies Institute) Little Rock, AR; Backwoods Gallery El Dorado, AR; Artists’ Worshop Gallery, Hot Springs, AR; and Ouachita Artists Gallery, Mt. Ida, AR. Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Louisiana Watercolor Society and Arkansas Pastel Society.

Works by the Instructor