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Dramatic and Luminous Canyon Lands - In Person

2 Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

2 sessions from March 19 to March 20, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00DT
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

By Cindy Briggs

Inspired by the natural stone cathedrals of the West, capture the dramatic majesty of the scenery in an original watercolor painting. Review reference photos to discover how the time of day affects the lighting as it creates dynamic shapes and shadows. Experiment with simple quick-sketch approaches to warm up using flowing lines and colors. Use the power of values and color harmony to inform your color selections. After you fine-tune a larger drawing, the instructor takes you step-by-step through to a finished painting. Capture dramatic light and colorful shadows, create texture with brushwork, and layer up luminescent color to express your impression.

Instructor Cindy Briggs’ canyon lands paintings have been featured in Splash 24: The Best of Watercolors Competition Winners, PleinAir Magazine, International Artist, and American Watercolors, as well as by the National Watercolor Society.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Cindy Briggs.
  • This program includes 2 sessions, 5 hours each.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
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