Watercolor Portraits with Trish Harding
Dynamic & Juicy Watercolor Portraits
Instructor: Trish Harding
Week 2: August 6 -12, 2023
Watercolor wants to move. That is because it is...juice! Join Trish Harding in this unique and inspiring watercolor class that will put everything you’ve learned about this transparent medium on its head! We will be working upright on an easel and experimenting with color. We will go over setting up and learn the importance of using our palette, how to apply watercolor to the surface, and how to keep the surface juicy and moving. You can look forward to how exciting and freeing this class will be using a photo. Our week will be filled with how to push your painting as far as you dare. Watercolor will no longer be intimidating, but rather a free spirited full partner in your creations.
Some experience is helpful but not necessary and your own supplies are required.
No Class Material Fee
Click here for required class supply list
Trish Harding lives and works “on the edge”. She was born in Washington State and grew up on Lummi Island literally feet from the water’s edge with a magnificent view of Mt Baker at the same time, always with one foot in the water and one on the land.
Her formal art training includes Western Washington State College (now WWU), and The Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Recognized as a Northwest Painter of regional icons she is best known for her land and seascapes as well as her urban industrial landscapes due to her work inspired by the deconstruction of the Georgia Pacific Paper Mill near her studio. Her love of plein air painting offers an in the moment quality to her brush strokes and application of paint. She has facilitated the Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibition (PAPO) event for 14 years.
In 2017 Trish was selected as the Skagit Valley International Tulip Festival Poster Artist. Her image recently received the Gold Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Association for Best Commemorative Poster in 2017.
Political work is a major part of her expression. She is known for work taking a stand against the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal at Cherry Point, Coal Trains & Crude Oil trains traveling through sensitive environments and populated communities, loss of historical buildings, and Civil Rights/ Peace & Justice work.
Trish is owner of Studio UFO in Bellingham, which has proven to be the hot spot in Bellingham for leading edge art and art education. Trish not only teaches at Studio UFO she also has been teaching at Whatcom Community College for over 20 years, and Creative Arts Community for 15+ years, and countless workshops around the Pacific Northwest and the world. She is an art trip leader to various places in the world including Paris, France, San Miguel & Mexico City Mexico, Yellowstone Park & Cody, Wyoming, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Palm Springs, and Victoria BC, Canada.
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