Dirty Work: Building a Basic Watercolor Toolset

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Dirty Work: Building a Basic Watercolor Toolset

January 16, 2021 - January 17, 2021


Perfect for new watercolor enthusiasts, beginners to intermediate.
For advanced students, my masterclass is here.

January 16 & 17, 2021 (a weekend workshop)RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Paint ONLINE with international direct watercolor and urban-sketching instructor, Uma Kelkar during an online Dirty Work workshop through Madeline Island School of the Arts. This workshop will be held live on Zoom where students will have the opportunity to interact with Uma and other students.

Dirty Work is aimed at giving students tools to practice before they go out and work en plein air. It wants to address the basic issues of direct watercolors on the go, so that you are enabled for a more successful outdoor session. In this short workshop, we will work on making a personalized reduced palette, reduced brush set, learn tricks of using limited water yet not make muddy color mixes. An extended lunchtime between the morning and afternoon session will allow students to practice skills learned in the morning before afternoon session begins. Uma places a high premium on technical skill as well as mental skills and will share both for a wholesome plein-air experience. Students are encouraged to make notes as the class will teach you tricks, but going over your own notes will allow you to hone them in your personal practice. Suitable for beginners to intermediate watercolor students. Complete novices with tenacity welcome.


DIRTY WORK: Building your watercolor toolset – January 16th& 17th, 2021

*Enrollment limited to 12 participants

Friday night meet-and-greet – 6:00pm – 7:00pm CST, January 15th

  • 60 minutes

Saturday morning session – 10:00am – 11:30am CST, January 16th

  • 90 minutes

Saturday afternoon session – 01:00pm – 2:30pm CST, January 16th

  • 90 minutes

Sunday morning session – 10:00am – 11:30am CST, January 17th

  • 90 minutes

Sunday afternoon session – 01:00pm – 2:30pm CST, January 17th

  • 90 minutes

Meet and greet gathering on the Friday before the workshop allows students to know their fellow classmates and instructor. Once enrolled, students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the workshop through Zoom. Technical support will be available 72 hours before the start of the workshop.

All sessions will be recorded and available to stream 30 days after the end of the workshop.

If you are in need of a detailed Zoom Instruction Guide, please contact our Registrar. misa@madelineschool.com


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Madeline Island School of the Arts
(715) 747-2054