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New Watercolor Workshops in February- Watercolor Pouring and Watercolor Batik.

New watercolor classes! I have only offered these once in the Raleigh area since COVID.

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(Watercolor batik class at Anchoriight Studios in Raleigh NC)

Join me to learn two exciting watercolor techniques- pouring watercolor and watercolor batik. 2 day art technique workshops at Anchorlight Studios near downtown Raleigh, NC.

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Watercolor Pouring

With an emphasis on design and planning, you will learn the technique of pouring diluted watercolor directly on paper.   Pouring creates a wide range of colors and creates amazing blending effects.  Through instructor demonstration, you will learn about masking, wetting techniques, using gravity to mix your limited palette, and preserving the transparency of your layers.  Additional texture will be created using the mouth atomizer.  You’ll choose your own subject matter: still life, landscape, architectural, floral, or portrait.  All levels welcome, including first-time watercolorists.

Watercolor Batik

Learn a new painting technique using the batik method with watercolor.  Watercolor batik is the process of using traditional watercolor paint and wax to create unique and beautiful batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper.  This process is similar to the age old technique where melted wax is applied to fabric as a resist and then the fabric is dipped in dye.

Students will begin the process with a drawing and then learn to create highlights and shadows, as well as how to mask areas of the project with wax.

This class is suitable for both beginner and experienced painters with little or no watercolor experience.  Artists will create a 12×16” batik painting in the class.

Irons, electric skillets, newspapers, wax, and brushes for applying wax will be provided.  Artists will need to bring watercolor paints, brushes, and suitable clothing (wax does drip and sometimes ends up on clothing).   

Artists can use reference photographs provided for their drawings or are welcome to bring a high contrast photograph or line drawing to transfer to rice paper. 

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All batik and pouring supplies included in price- you do not have to worry about ordering the supplies! Simply bring your normal watercolor supplies.

To register contact Ryan ryan@rfoxphoto.com

(919) 645-8345

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Centerfest 2022- Arts Festival downtown Durham. This weekend. Colorful original artwork and fine art reproductions for your home/office.

Centerfest returns this weekend! Join me at my booth for a (hopefully) beautiful weekend. Lots of new artwork available for sale- original paintings (framed and unframed) as well as a selection of prints and cards from around the world.

Sunflower watercolor painting.
Dandelion fine art watercolor painting. Floral watercolor artwork Dandelion flowers in vase.

Come to beautiful downtown Durham this weekend as Centerfest takes over the streets. 100+ vendors. Music. Tons of great artwork.

Puffin fine art watercolor painting.  Original and prints available.
Puffin fine art watercolor painting. Watercolor painting Puffin Iceland bird artwork (print)
Watercolor painting of water tower on the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, NC at sunset
UNC Old Well at Chapel Hill campus.  Original painting and prints available.
UNC Old Well painting. University of North Carolina Old Well fine art watercolor painting- Chapel Hill, NC.

The Durham Arts Council is bringing the 47th Annual CenterFest back to Downtown Durham. CenterFest is the longest-running juried outdoor arts festival in North Carolina. CenterFest boasts juried visual artists from near and far, great entertainment, lots of food and fun, and educational activities for kids. Downtown Durham’s vibrant city center district, CenterFest performers, artists, and visitors will enjoy a setting filled with restaurants, shops, and studios: a perfect space for an event that will bring 30,000+ visitors over the weekend. CenterFest 2022 will include several performance stages showcasing music, dance, street performers, and community groups. Bring the family, bring your friends, bring the neighborhood!

See you downtown! If you can’t make it this weekend you are always welcome to stop by my studio at Anchorlight (1407 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh 27610).

Ryan Fox AWS, NEWS

(919) 645 8345

http://www.rfoxphoto.com

ryan@rfoxphoto.com