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Artists of Northwest Arkansas!
“Our Mission is to sponsor, encourage, assist and promote enjoyment and understanding of the Visual Arts in Northwest Arkansas.” We have free monthly educational meetings and free organized sketch outings. We have member shows and juried show opportunities. We bring in nationally known artists for workshops and have workshops taught by our own members.

Upcoming events (1)

Richard Stephens 4 day Watercolor workshop

Sequoyah United Methodist Church

Richard Stephens - Lighten Up, Loosen Up Dates: June 3 through June 6, 2019 workshop for ANA members (paid membership) $250.00 workshop for non-ANA participants (non-paid membership) $300.00 grants are possible follow this link for payment information (Diane is paid up and ready for this workshop!) https://artistsnwarkansas.regfox.com/richard-stephens-lighten-up-loosen-up-watercolor-workshop When you take a Richard Stephens workshop, you will be exposed to three main things. Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and anecdotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time with Richard as he helps you though your individual painting process. Richard has a true passion for watercolor and enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with students of all levels. A day starts with a short presentation on the topic of the day. It's conversationally oriented where Richard encourages feedback and questions as we learn from each other. Richard will do at least one complete painting demonstration each day where he constantly explains what he's doing and more importantly, why. Most demo's last an hour where Richard will explain techniques, brush choice and manipulation, color mixing, and water/pigment relationship. He also emphasizes elements and principles of design. Richards workshop will be informative, challenging and fun. Join us in this great opportunity to take from one of the best. This workshop will take place at the Sequoyah United Methodist Church, 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville, AR Times daily from 9:00 AM through to 4:00 PM No lunch is provided so bring your own or plan to go out to a local restaurant. Coffee and water provided. For Grant options and questions, contact Gary Johnson at: [masked] A waiting list will be developed after the first 15 participants sign up. Materials list for Richard Stephens workshop Brushes: Some of the basics, 1” flat, 1/2” flat, rounds (6,7,or 8), Small round or rigger for fine lines. Other brushes you are comfortable with that you use regularly. Palette. Inexpensive plastic model or butcher tray will do. Paint: Tube colors are preferable. Recommended color are: Reds (Alizarin Crimson and Cad red), Blues (Ultramarine, Cobalt, and Cerulean), Yellows (Cad and Lemon), Browns (Burnt or Raw Umber), small tube of white Gouache or Titanium White WC. Optionals: Sap Green, Burnets Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Turquoise, and Yellow Ochre. Paper: 140 lb CP paper. Full sheets are 22 X 30 and will be cut to 1/2 and 1/4 sections. Watercolor blocks are acceptable. Sketch pad (8 x 10 or 11 x 14) Additional: Water-resistant gatorboard, masonite, coated plywood, plexiglas, formica or lucite for a backboard to paper and needs to be slightly larger than 15 x 22. Larger if you want to paint a full sheet. Water container, cellulose sponge, #2 pencils, 4 Bulldog clips for securing paper to board, masking tape, spray bottle, paper towels or tissues, kneaded eraser, fine line, medium and broad tip black magic markers Optional. Your own photographs for reference. workshop for ANA members (paid membership) $250.00 workshop for non-ANA participants (non-paid membership) $300.00 follow this link for payment information https://artistsnwarkansas.regfox.com/richard-stephens-lighten-up-loosen-up-watercolor-workshop

Past events (5)

Encaustic Art at the Monthly Education

Springdale Senior Center 203 PARK St.

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