May 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St NE
Lowell, MI 49331
A personal and dynamic combination of watercolor and other water-based media with materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries of watercolor and defy easy definition.  Diverse and eclectic — contemporary watercolor painting is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform organizing principle, ideology, or -ism.

Curiosity, openness, and dialogue are the most important tools for engaging with the medium in a “contemporary” manner.

It is: open, Expressive, Loose, often Abstract, Fluid, has the Beauty of the “Mistakes”, Exploratory, combines Water / Pigment / Paper / Timing, involves movement and change, luminous Color, has Traces of History – it can be difficult to remove past brush strokes, is Atmospheric, often Challenging.

Join Kathleen Mooney – a signature and award-winning member of NWS – National Watercolor Society as she guides you into the free and fluid approach to Contemporary Watercolor. www.KathleenMooney.com

This three-day course includes demonstrations, viewing examples of the best of contemporary watercolor, studio time to explore new techniques and materials, and individual discussions of how to powerfully define where you engage with this highly personal approach to watercolor and water media.  One to one coaching with compositional focus. Defining what Contemporary Watercolor means to you!

Prepare for working with an exciting and challenging medium — mixed with a healthy dose of humor and an encouraging, relaxed approach.  Invite water to be a visible part of each painting you create!

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney. This $15.00 materials fee includes items that you would have to buy in bulk or spend a lot of time and effort seeking out.  This ensures everyone in the class will have the same standard materials and supplies for this class.  For this class that includes three of Kathleen’s favorite 1 1/2 inch brushes, scraping tools, and Deli Wrap.  You may also use additional colors from Kathleen’s bin of acrylic paints, watercolors, water soluble pastels, conte crayons and graphite pencils.   The cost of this workshop is $365.