Cynthia Armstrong - Painting Negative Spaces in Watercolor (Online); Wednesdays, June 8-29, 2022

Date: Wednesdays, June 8-29, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time
Critique Sessions Tuesdays, June 14-July 5; 3:00-4PM Pacific Time/6:00-7:00PM Eastern
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor

This course will demystify negative space painting for beginners and intermediate watercolor artists. From shape-making (working with positive and negative shapes), simplified design strategies to must-know color basics, each week will build upon lessons and techniques to train the student to think and see in a different way. The fundamentals of glazing to develop depth and richness will be extensively covered. Negative painting can be employed for many styles, from realistic to abstraction, and once mastered, bring a valuable tool to watercolor repertoires. Lecture, instructor demonstration and student participation will cement understanding.

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate certificate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She has been a freelance illustrator and artist for over 25 years, and a teacher for the past 20 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. Her client list includes the New York Botanical Gardens, U.S. National Park Service, the Maine State Museum, U.S. Forest Service, and the California Native Plant Society.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.