Martin Geiger - Painting in Watercolor after John Singer Sargent: Unlocking the Mystery (Online); Thursdays, April 29-May 27, 2021

Date: Thursdays, April 29-May 27, 2021
Time:  1:00-3:30PM Pacific Time, 4:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time, 9:00-11:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor

This class will be diving into the watercolor approach of John Singer Sargent, whose watercolors hold a mysterious power with their intensity and spontaneous clarity. We will discuss the rudimentary techniques to using watercolor comfortably and then examine how to unlock the use of color that distinguishes Sargents images. Our topics will range from materials to warm and cool color chords to becoming adept at making satisfying marks with watercolors.

Martin Geiger is a figurative painter and draughtsman who works and lives in Staunton, Virginia. He received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2018 and graduated in 2019, after four years, from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He currently teaches at the Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton and works part-time at Bronzecraft Foundry in Waynesboro, VA. 

Words that describe his work might include light, geometry, space and activity. He is constantly chasing implied grandeur and action, compelling him to explore constantly to find the most invigorating subjects in my immediate area. While he tends to return to oil painting, his curiosity often lures him into other mediums like graphite and charcoal, watercolors and inks, and even sculpture.

About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught 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 30 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. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 


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