Instructor: Kate Worm
Working with a nude model, participants will explore unusual ways of applying watercolor and gouache to paper creating beautiful figure paintings with a contemporary abstract look. Composition, drawing and color choices will be emphasized. Brushes, printmaking rollers, eyedroppers and scrapers will be tools of choice.
Please Note: This workshop requires a minimum of 8 participants.
Paint and charcoal
- An array of watercolors and lots of them. 37ml tubes, one each, for the following are recommended: (American Journey from Cheap Joe's or DaVinci Watercolors from various places like Jerry's Artarama). These colors are suggestions only. Rose Red Two Blues; one of them Indigo Quinacridone Earth Colors (Copper Kettle and Lucky Penny from Cheap Joe's are examples) Viridian Yellow Burnt Sienna
- A few 37ml tubes of gouache. Gouache is an opaque watercolor. 37ml tubes made by DaVinci. Two or three 37ml tubes, white or one large Pebeo Giant 220ml brand tube from Cheap Joe's. 1 orange 1 yellow 1 yellow ochre
- Very thin willow charcoal; good eraser. This is important.
- 4" soft rubber printmaking brayers.
- Eyedroppers if you have them. Extras can be provided.
- 6 inch strait edge of any sort to move paint around on the paper.
- Small spray bottle.
- Important. Include one or two bristle brushes used in oil/acrylic painting along with wc brushes.
- Painting knife.
Paper, board, tape
- 4-6 sheets 22" x 30" watercolor paper 140lb. Most students will use ½ sheet each morning and afternoon.
- or BFK Rives Printmaking Paper, cream, tan, or gray.
- Newsprint 18" x 24".
- Also, a board to tape paper on. Clips are good for newsprint.
- Masking tape.
- Palette large enough to roll out color. 12" Plexiglass or Masonite wrapped with freezer paper from the grocery store. Palette has to be rigid for brayer to work properly.
- Images of favorite nudes in art history including contemporary time.
- Paper Towels for clean-up.
Contact Kate Worm with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
About the instructor
Kate Worm holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College, with minors in visual arts. She studied figure painting for four years with renowned painter and educator Andrew Martin at UNC Greensboro. She paints landscape and still life with oil, but uses watercolor and gouache for figure work. Her approach with both media is a radical departure from traditional painting because she uses printmaking rollers, syringes and eyedroppers to apply the paint. Worm's figure paintings were featured in American Artist Watercolor Magazine Summer 2006 and she has been presenting workshops throughout the country since. Her paintings hang in major public collections, including those of the Hickory Museum of Art, Bank of America in Charlotte, City of Winston-Salem, RJR Nabisco and Sara Lee. Worm is a Signature Member of the NWS and WSNC and has the honor of 1st place in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 2010 Annual Exhibition. She is represented by Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk, Somerhill Gallery in Chapel Hill, Art Source in Raleigh, Tyler White Gallery in Greensboro and City Art Gallery in Greenville. For more information on Kate, or to see additional examples of the artist's work, visit her website at www.kateworm.com.