Summer 2011

ARTS 644
The Water-based: Color through Water


07/02/2011 - 08/06/2011
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Art Workshop 105

Watercolor and related water-based media have long been associated in art with the ephemeral and gestural--fleeting movements captured. Paper--the ever present background--and its interrelationship with color pigment, plays an important role as it often serves as the "white" stage or source of luminosity, a kind of primordial alchemic union of very basic elements. The challenge lies in this simplicity of materials.

We will explore various techniques used in watercolor, ink, and other water-based media: brush movement, marks, movements of grays, the world of shape, color plans, values, washes, wet-in-wet, texture, linear, middle-space, and three zone landscape, to name a few. But this exploration of technique will not be one of technique for technique's sake alone.

Students should be prepared to work both in the studio and at home. An open mind and a willingness to contribute to the class critiques are expected.

Students can expect to spend $70 on paper and supplies.

Enrollment is limited to 18 students.

This course is not open to auditors.

The deadline to withdraw and receive a tuition refund for this course is Wednesday, July 6 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our website for a complete list of registration and withdrawal dates for this session.

Peter Waite (B.F.A. Hartford Art School; M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is visiting assistant professor of art. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and has taught at Wesleyan University and at the University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, and Bennington College. His work is represented by the Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City. He has had 15 solo exhibitions, including the Edward Thorp Gallery (2005, 2002, 2001, 1996, 1994), the Winston/Wachter Gallery (Seattle, 2006), and the Olin Gallery of Roanoke College (Salem, VA, 2005). View his paintings on his Web site at


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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