HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CLASS: Painting Watercolor Florals
May 2, 2018
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day workshop, “Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana. The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, this class will use beautiful, live Ikebana arrangements as subject matter.
Ikebana (literally translated) means ‘flowers kept alive.’ Arrangements appear simple, yet natural. But, they are complex and involve a symmetry of carefully planned relationships.
Students will learn more about composition and creating form when painting still life from traditional Japanese Ikebana arrangements. Training the eye to see both the complexity and simplicity of the Ikebana arrangements will enhance the skills of beginning to advanced watercolor painters.
This workshop is designed for adults 18 and older. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.
Gates currently teaches watercolor at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and has also taught several workshops at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. She enjoys teaching and is inspired by the work her student’s do. Her focus is teaching basic concepts, while encouraging each student to find their own voice. “After every class and workshop, I want to go back to my studio and paint with the freedom and joy I see in my student’s work.”
She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil and has had several shows around Oregon.
‘I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”
Gates is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cgates.com.
The two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 & 17, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Tuition is $100.
Students must also bring materials from the materials list that can be found on the Hoffman Center’s Blog post for this class at http://hoffmanarts.org/events/watercolor-florals/