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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

What’s up with Trees?

ZOOM workshop

Online Workshop with Uma Kelkar | Saturday, December 4, 10am–12:15pm Pacific We often undervalue ubiquitous features like trees in our practice, but it's often these elements that hold our compositions together, make paintings feel real, and create mood and atmosphere. With artist and engineer Uma Kelkar, we'll start by painting individual trees in a fresh but realistic...

$50

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

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

Juicy Watercolors 2022: In-Person workshop, Minneapolis

Open Book 1011 S Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN

Juicy Watercolors 2022 is a in-person comprehensive and intimate workshop led by fine artist Uma Kelkar that strengthens the technical foundations of watercolorists interested in pursuing wet-in-wet style of painting. Kelkar will emphasize painting landscapes and cityscapes in an impressionistic style. Perfect for intermediate artists. Resilient beginners welcome. 💢 Intimate class size is ~12 - allowing...

$345

Blue hour and Sulphur Bulbs

The boys and I went to a local Mexican restaurant on a weekday and saw this view towards the gas station. The sky was more gloomy than my rendition. However,...

#30x30directwatercolor 2022

2022 is the fifth year of Direct Watercolor Challenge – a challenge that Marc Taro Holmes ideated and both he and I have conducted+participated in. Marc and I will co-host the #directwatercolor2022...

BOOK REVIEW 3: Dream Worlds

What was the main purpose of my purchase of this book? To revitalize my brain to think like a camera man while I composed pictures. The author’s aim is to...

Backlit flowers

Darkening by mixing thick pigments is making my nocturnes lose the luminance that watercolors have. Ultimately I am coming to the conclusion that using pigments that are inherently dull and...

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Goals for 2022

Some years, my goals repeat. I often repeat them because I have not figured out how to execute them. Follow-through is not hard for my personality type if a step-by-step...

[Basics] Perspective 1

Drawing buildings from atop is challenging for some. Here are some pointers that can get one acclimatized sooner to drawing this top down view. Things that are farther from viewer...

Calendar 2022-2023

Sometimes, I think it makes sense to be able to compare the separate offerings side-by-side than study each offering individually before making up our minds. A clickable table wasn’t justifying,...

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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...