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Kathleen Alexander Watercolor Workshop

“Small Projects in Watercolor – Flowers and Shells”

My paintings are usually about capturing a quiet moment in nature or in life. At the same time, I love to use strong, dynamic colors, and accentuate the contrast between light and shadow in my paintings to create depth and realism. My work is inspired by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, and I attempt to share that inspiration with those who view my work.  – Kathleen Alexander

Join Maui watercolor artist, Kathleen Alexander, for a two day workshop focusing on small projects. Rather than one larger painting, we will work on several small projects such as shells and tropical flowers. Layering and glazing techniques will be covered, as well as masking and drybrush. The workshop will be taught step by step, with lots of individual attention.

This two day workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12, 2020 from 9 AM-4 PM each day. A break for lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Workshop will be held at the LHES High School Art Classroom T104.

The two day watercolor workshop is open to all (over 16 years of age), beginners are welcome. This event is limited to 12 participants.

Cost of the two-day workshop is $220 for general public / $180 for LAC members. Materials may be purchased from Kathleen at a cost of $40 (paint, paper, use of brushes, etc.) A list of materials is available for those who prefer to provide their own art supplies.

Please come by the Art Center for more information and to register, or you can easily sign up for this workshop by going here.

Kathleen’s past workshops have been inspirational and lots of fun for past participants. Kathleen Alexander moved to Maui in 2010 from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, but a short time later, decided to pursue a career in art. She was awarded a one-year scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and attended the AAU in 2000-2001. Kathleen began her art career by participating in fine art festivals in California, and teaches beginning through advanced watercolor painting workshops as well as private lessons.

Her artwork has been accepted into national and international watercolor exhibitions around the globe. She has won many awards for her paintings, and received signature membership in both Northwest Watercolor Society and Watercolor West in 2009. She was a featured artist in April 2010 and June 2014 issues of Watercolor Artist magazine, and is included in Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 15, Splash 16, Splash 18, Splash 19, and Splash 20 (to be published in 2019) by North Light Books.

Kathleen’s paintings were accepted into the “Art Maui” exhibitions in 2011 and 2012, and recently in the Hawaii National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Hawaii.

Kathleen is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), Watercolor West (WW), the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), and a member of North American Watercolor Artists.

You can learn about Kathleen Alexander and view examples of her artwork at her website.

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Glass Fusing Returns!

We are pleased to present this opportunity to once again  create functional and decorative glass pieces such as window hangings, coasters, small dishes, mirrors, magnets and small sculptures. You will be using colored fused glass and recycled window glass. Open to all (elementary aged artists must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), no experience necessary, all equipment provided.

Our guest instructor is Terry Batte of Portland, Oregon. Terry has been working in fused glass for over 20 years. She managed a private glass studio for ten years, and she has had own studio and glass tile business for another ten years. This is a great opportunity to work with an industry expert!

There are 3 different projects that will be held on certain days of the week. Please note, each day is a complete and separate workshop at $25 for LAC members, $30 for general public.

Project 1: Make fused glass ornaments, window hanging and coaster with colored fusible glass.
Friday, Oct 18, 6 – 9 PM
Sat, Oct 19, 10AM – 1PM
Fri, Oct 25, 6 – 9 PM
Sat, Oct 26, 10AM – 1PM

Project 2: Make a wall vase and a free standing wave or city scene using recycled window glass
Sun, Oct 20, 10AM – 1PM
Sun, Oct 27, 10AM – 1PM

Project 3: Make a mosaic style mirror using fused glass tiles.
Wed, Oct 23, 6 – 9 PM
Wed, Oct 30, 6 – 9 PM

For more information and to register, please go to the Art Center OR you can just click here.


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