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Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Sycamore Shoals Fall Watermedia Painting Workshop 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan

Cost: $40 (bring your own supplies)
         $50 (supplies furnished)
Min: 5      Max: 20

All students bring a sketch book or plain paper, pencil, eraser, and digital camera, if available.  On Saturday, we will be planning the painting by taking a photo of the subject (weather permitting) or choosing from some printed ones, preparing a thumbnail and a value sketch, and setting up the composition.  Initial preparations in the afternoon will include transferrin the sketch to the larger size paper (minimum size is a quarter sheet of watercolor paper or a 9x12 stock size, through a half sheet (11x22) would be preferable).  We will then proceed with laying in the background and starting on the basic washes of color for the subject while focusing on saving the whites (even if using acrylic).  Students will need to print their photos after the class for us at home and on Sunday.  Sunday will be finishing the composition and a critique.

To hold your place in the workshop, pre-registration and payment is required.
Please register early to ensure a spot in the class.

For more information, contact:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-5808

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice.