Workshops - Watercolor Impressions, 3D Light and Shade

Watercolor Impressions, 3D Light and Shade

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Learn a watercolor sketching method to quickly capture the value pattern of sunlight and shadow in outdoor subjects – any subject that casts a shadow. The technique is equally effective with buildings & parts thereof, garden flower subjects, portraits, animals at the zoo and so on. First, The Pattern Sketch skill will be presented in an easy to follow 1-2-3 step procedure that gets powerful results – you can quickly see if you have a composition that will lend itself to an exciting painting. We will work from photos but pattern sketching can easily be applied during paint-outs on location. Additionally, small, quick sketches will help us explore and improve design decisions. Gain experience in planning within formats that are proportionate to the intended painting format.

With a strong pattern sketch, the painter can take advantage of the spontaneous qualities of the watercolor media and have fun with truly personal color effects. The one day format will allow for full color interpretations of some of our best monochromatic pattern sketches from the morning half. Plan sketches are an integral part of the creative process for many successful painters - from art history (Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, to name a few) and on to the powerful contemporary watercolor artists (and workshop teachers), such as Arne Westerman, Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Tony Van Hasselt, Jan Kunz, Ron Ranson, Frank Francese, and countless others.

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Artist Bio

Drew Bandish


Drew Bandish is a local artist and teacher of popular art classes at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, Foothills Adult Center in El Cajon and MiraCosta College’s Community Services programs. He is frequently called upon to demonstrate art methods, conduct workshops and serve as juror for art exhibitions throughout San Diego County. Drew is a Signature Member of San Diego Watercolor Society and was elected an Honorary Lifetime Member of Foothills Art Association in La Mesa. He has served as watermedia faculty with the annual Kanuga Watermedia Workshops in North Carolina and Plein Air Convention and Expo events.

He earned his B.A. in Painting and Printmaking and his art teaching credential from San Diego State University. Since 1987, Drew has dedicated his teaching time to helping others find pleasure, confidence and skill in all art mediums. He is proud of the numerous success stories among his students ~ several of whom now regularly win awards in art shows they enter.

Drew was nominated Outstanding Instructor by students and staff, which resulted in his receiving the first annual Oasis Award in 2011 for exceptional achievement in teaching with Grossmont Adult Schools. Since then, six of his students have received the Outstanding Student award.

A lifetime learner himself, Drew appreciates that teaching, demonstrating techniques and preparing lessons has accelerated his own art skills and enhanced his visual perception and creativity.

Non Members Fee: $120.00 Members Fee: $100.00

This workshop takes place on:

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 - Sunday, September 19th, 2021
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up