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Join CARTA for a Watercolor Sketching Intensive

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm – Introduction
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Plein Air
Watercolor is a powerful medium for depicting light, shade, shadow, and color. This day-long workshop is offered in two parts: a morning introductory session and an afternoon plein air session. While the two sessions are designed to work together, you may participate in either or both.

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9:00am – 12:00pm Introduction
College of Architecture and Planning, 1250 14th Street, Denver, CO
Join CARTA Director Christine G. H. Franck for a morning introduction to watercolor for sketching. You will learn about the tools, techniques, and medium of watercolor; practice techniques like running washes and working wet-on-wet; develop a color wheel and learn about color theory; and complete a watercolor sketch of a still life composition in practice for the afternoon plein air session.

1:00pm – 4:00pm  Plein Air
Cheesman Park Pavilion
In the afternoon session, you will complete a watercolor sketch of one of Denver’s most beautiful civic structures: the Cheesman Park Pavilion. CARTA Director Christine G. H. Franck will lead you through composing your view, preparing a base sketch, developing shade and shadow, and techniques for sketching landscape elements in watercolor. In the event of rain, the sketch will be completed in the pavilion. Please bring a lightweight chair or blanket to sit on, and an easel if you would like to.

Materials: You will receive a list of recommended supplies, many of which will also be on hand for students’ use.

Costs by registrant type:
Professional/General Public: (One session=$30, All day=$50)
10% discount for ICAA Members ($27, $45)
50% discount for Students and faculty ($15, $25)
50% + $5 discount for SCA Members ($12, $20)

Note: The prices listed above for just one session, morning or afternoon, reflect 60% of the full day price.

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For information contact: christine.franck@ucdenver.edu