2022 COMPOSE: A Masterclass

ZOOM workshop

I am excited to share my 2022 Masterclass called COMPOSE with you online and to thus make it accessible wherever you may be. Lesson Plan Testimonials Purpose Long format masterclass suited for people who wish to do deep focussed work towards making paintings emote what the artist feels. Despite this topic being ripe for extreme abstraction, we will...

$773

Deck of Textures

This event went live on Nov 12. Buy tickets now. Limited seating. https://www.umakelkar.com/shop/deck-of-textures/

$1100

Urban Sketching Summer Retreat

Madeline Island 978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI

The Urban Sketching Summer Retreat is among MISA’S most popular offerings. The week provides a full immersion workshop experience at one of America’s most scenic seashores, where Madeline Island’s stunning landscapes and shoreline meet the beautiful port town of Bayfield, with its historic architecture, marinas, ferry landings and traditional main street. Both locations are known for their...

$1295

Workshop in Provence, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Workshop Description: “Flow” Join Uma Kelkar for a wonderful week in Provence. Participants will learn how to employ just enough shapes, colors and stroked to achieve maximum impact. This is Uma’s definition of elegance. Exercises during each day will build up towards a final painting. We will focus on the technical skills at the beginning followed by...

$3,390

2023 COMPOSE: A Masterclass, Theme: Nocturnes

COMPOSE will take a different turn in 2023. While staying the course of rigorous study and research the scope of painting will specialize to nocturnes in traditional media. More emphasis will be placed on (as compared to 2021 and 2022 COMPOSE): Color theory Techniques Less emphasis will be placed on (as compared to previous COMPOSE...

Capturing Light, Mallorca, Spain

I am arranging a watercolor only workshop for intermediate painters. We will focus on Cityscapes for 2 days and Landscapes on 2 days. There will be a break in middle of the week - either Wednesday or Thursday. Thursday is looking obvious for 2023 considering it is National Day of Spain. Tentative plan looks like...

Calendar 2022-2023

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Protected: Generating QR Codes

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Minnesota State Fair (WIP)

This blog post is work in progress since blogging long format takes time. MSF opened back up after a year of absence. And we were there on the first day...

Photos from Land of Lakes + Minneapolis

I am behind – there’s product review of some new pigments I got, writing about my experience at MISA. Photos for now....

Book Review 2: September 11, 2001

The name of the book I review today is, September 11 2001, Words and Pictures by Veronica Lawlor. Just like plein air painting which is done in the open,  graphic...

Visit to the George Floyd Square

This is a story of sketching at the George Floyd Square for 5 days and of reporting what I saw and heard. For the sake of understanding the point of...

Life Drawing Resources (online)

Most of the links are compiled by Laurie Wigham and Diane Olivier whose life drawing work can be found here Laurie: LINK and Diane: LINK More life drawing from San...

2022 COMPOSE: Enrollment Open

The second year of masterclass is open for enrollment. Our main change this year is that there will be no drop-ins available. We realized this is long commitment class and...

Palette June 2021

I also make sure that the mixing wells have some sort of warm/cool separation just like the palette has somewhat a separation. The right hand leaf is kept spare until...

18 no’s, 1 yes

My first no was in 2010 – from California Watercolor Association’s (CWA) International show. Like a first breakup, the first no was a gut punch. It took my 3 years...