With a focus on light and color, this workshop will explore ideas for interpreting the subjects of nature in watercolor. You will learn a step-by-step approach for planning your composition that includes working with photos, creating a value sketch, and selecting colors for your painting. Possible subjects include flowers, birds, and other animals. Drawings and reference photos are provided so you can paint along as Susan demonstrates - or if you prefer, bring you own reference material and paint the subject of your choice. Each year new demos are created to provide skills that can be adapted to your own unique painting process.
Susan has painted in watercolor for over 25 years. Her previous experience includes creating designs for the Dayspring Division of Hallmark Cards and exhibiting in juried outdoor art festivals throughout the Southeast. Susan’s paintings have been published in Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 18 (North Light Books), and also International Artist Magazine. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and her techniques are featured in the DVD Painting in Living Color: Carolina Morning (Artist Palette Productions). At the heart of Susan’s teaching is her love of being a lifelong learner. Originally from Florida, Susan and her husband currently live in the foothills of North Carolina.
Level: Beginner with basic watercolor skills / Intermediate
Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshops
"What did I like best about this workshop? The instructor! Never intimidating; excellent knowledge of the subject; extraordinary communicator." D. - Salisbury, NC
"Susan gives 110% to her students during these workshops. The info was presented in a very simple manner using terrific graphics and handouts. The one to one interaction with students is priceless. Thank you again for a terrific workshop". T. - Monroe, NC
Susan did an excellent job communicating the skills with demonstrations, handouts, and personal attention - hit all the senses! P. - Hartsville, SC
Your teaching style is the best I’ve experienced in any class I’ve taken. You put yourself in the student’s head and create a simple but thorough process for each and every stage of the painting. C. - Winston-Salem, NC
"Susan was terrific at teaching the concepts, definitions, and skills. The best color theory I've had."
V. - Durham, NC
"Very relaxed, comfortable learning environment. She cared about teaching well and cared that we learned."
K. - Spruce Pine, NC
"Even though I have a degree in art and have taught art for 23 years, your explanation of color dominance and value proportion (Papa, Mama and Baby size) was most illuminating and made a complex question suddenly become clear. I liked that your workshop was more than the technical aspect of watercolor. You reminded us of why we create in the first place.
J - Concord, NC
"Enjoyed the afternoon discussions on creativity... More than met my expectations."
C. - Hillsborough, NC
"This was a wonderful first workshop for me. I couldn't have been in a more friendly and positive atmosphere."
C. - Asheville, NC
"Exceeded my expectations! I’ve learned more in this workshop than in any other one I’ve been in. I liked that you gave individual feedback. I also liked the relaxed atmosphere you promoted." J.- Black Mountain, NC
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Hi Artist Friends,
Wishing you all the best in your watercolor journey!