WATERCOLOR: Elegance in Watercolors, SJ

Citadel Art Studios 199 Martha St, San Jose, CA

Watercolor workshop with a focus on minimalism without losing touch of realism. Suitable with intermediate level of watercolorists.  

$400

Plein Air Convention, Santa Fe, New Mexico

I am happy to announce my addition to the 2020 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty in Santa Fe, NM: Aug 11-15, 2020. I encourage you to join us for #PACE20 for the time of your life. To find out more about #PACE20, head over to www.PleinAirConvention.com & register today! See you in Santa Fe!

Online 2 day Workshop

2 day workshop starting at 9am California Time. Check World Clock to see this in your time zone. I am excited to share my workshop of Juicy Watercolors to you online and to thus make it accessible wherever you may be. This is a 2-day workshop with the group working together for 6 hours daily + 45 min...

$350

Demonstration with CWA

I will livestream my style of energetic painting for the members of California Watercolor Association(CWA)  on Nov 18, 2020. The demonstration will be free but interactivity will be limited to CWA members. The front page of  CWA will also have the details: https://www.californiawatercolor.org/index.php

Free

COMPOSE: A Masterclass

ZOOM workshop

So here it is - the inaugural masterclass - COMPOSE! I feel reasonably confident about teaching a masterclass wherein the participants and I both feel discomfort as we collectively push against our current limits of either understanding or doing art. This event page allows me to stay with philosophy a bit longer. What I don't...

$700

Demo: Live on Youtube

Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 9AM PST (West Coast, USA) 12PM EST (East Coast, USA) 10:30PM IST (India) Details + Reference picture  

Watercolor Toolset: A workshop for beginners

ZOOM workshop

Perfect for new watercolor enthusiasts, beginners to intermediate. April 16 & 18, 2021 (a weekend workshop) - Reserve your spot here Paint ONLINE with international direct watercolor and urban-sketching instructor, Uma Kelkar during an online weekend workshop through Madeline Island School of the Arts. This workshop will be held live on Zoom where students will have...

$495

Drip: Extreme Wet on Wet Technique with Watercolour

Etchr

In this 3-hour online class hosted by Etchr, paint along with professional Watecolourist and Urban Sketcher Uma Kelkar as she shows you how to embrace and let go of the fear of drips that often stops people from exploring a wet-in-wet style of painting. Create your own breathtaking landscapes using bold strokes and super wet pigments. This class is...

$80

Urban Sketching Master Class

Madeline Island 978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI

This is the inaugural Urban Sketching Master Class. The week will provide a full immersion workshop experience, on the finest Island campus-known for its extraordinary light and color, with unlimited sketching locations. Each day, you will learn sketching techniques with one of the country’s four top urban sketching instructors. You will work with them from...

$1095

Juicy Watercolors 2021: An intermediate level class

S O L D    O U T J uicy Watercolors 2021 is a comprehensive workshop that strengthens the technical foundations of watercolorists interested in pursuing wet-in-wet style of painting. Perfect for intermediate artists. Resilient beginners welcome. For those wishing to take my masterclass in 2022 but have not taken a thorough intermediate level workshop that emphasizes...

$375

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...

The (story of) Colossal Bear

The Rotary Club of Los Altos launched a 2-in-1 community public art event and fundraiser event, titled, ‘The BEARS Project’. Artists could choose either the size of bear they worked...

Camera Holder for Painting Upright

Evolution of Need In the initial days of the pandemic, I had moved to the garage for my daytime work and also to conduct online classes. The rush of doing...

I got em.

Uma Kelkar, CSPWC here on. I feel very happy. Feel I am allowed a break tonight. Oh goodness! This is big for me. I am shaking my head. Rex Beanland...