Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?
18 years or older
Is this a plein air workshop?
This two day workshop will be split into an in-class day on day 1 followed by plein air painting on day 2.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking available on both days.
What can I bring to the workshop?
Supply list will be emailed to you upon booking your ticket & if there are changes, it will be sent again two weeks prior to the workshop.
How big is the class?
We will be 10(min)-15(max) of us.
What’s the refund policy?
Refunds will be issued if minimum number of participants is not met by Oct 16, 2019. No refunds after that unless instructor cancels the class.
Is previous watercolor experience required?
Yes, previous watercolor experience is needed.
Is this a watercolor workshop?
Yes, but it won’t teach you basics of watercolors. We will discuss how to make the images emote the emotions an artist wants to capture through exercises. You can do that with watercolor plus are welcome to bring your watercolors & media of your choice. The focus will not be how to gain a motor skill but will be about using existing technical skills to enhance the quality of our work. In effect, we will learn mental skills.
When there are 3 hour workshops, why do a 2-day workshop?
USK symposium workshops are 3 hour long workshops held outdoors. This is a more intense workshop where we will start with exercises in studio before we step out the next day.
- An extended workshop works at a slower pace – but allows to cement the basics it needs to cover for a strong outdoor painting session on day 2.
- Longer time duration also allows for more material to be explored.
- An indoor to outdoor class transition has been shown to boost confidence of the students and that increases the happiness quotient of class participants as well as the instructor.
Will the prices keep on increasing year on year?
At the beginning of my workshop journey, I took about 50% pay cut in exchange for opportunity to reach more people and to prove to myself that I can teach. Additionally, the syllabus has grown from a 3 hour syllabus to a 4 days worth workshop material. With time limits, studio rents and class size stabilized, the price jumps are expected to stabilize from here on.