WSO Convention Workshop
Workshops are held twice a year in conjunction with our conventions. They are normally held the week before or the week after the weekend activities and each is presented by the artist who juries the show at the convention. Workshops are limited to WSO Active Members and opened to Subscriber Members if spaces remain available.
Fall 2020 Mini Workshop
October 5 – 6 (Mon-Tues) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Followed by a one-half hour critique session
Kristi Grussendorf, our Juror and Online Workshop Instructor is happy to provide a two day “Mini Workshop and Paint Along” for 30 WSO Members, utilizing Zoom technology. There will be a visual display over Kristi’s workspace along with her computer’s audio and camera, that will allow her to instruct and speak to workshop participants.
Prior to the start of the workshop, Kristi will provide participants with a reference photo so that the artists can have their drawing completed in advance, which will ensure more painting time.
Workshop Day One:
Participants will review and practice the techniques which will be used during the workshop including: wet on wet, charging, dry brush, and calligraphy, to mention a few. Kristi will be using a limited palette; will discuss some color mixing theory; and demonstrate paint to water ratio. The first day will end with a value study of the subject matter.
Kristi will execute the painting, step by step, breaking the painting down into manageable bites with time between each section for participants to follow.
Here is more exciting news! On both days there will be a Workshop Bonus! Kristi will critique one painting for each of the 30 participants, 15 paintings each day. This will occur after each workshop day, 12:30-1:00 pm. You will receive detailed instructions where to send your image jpg, along with other information.
Kristi is an active signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society. As a lifelong learner, her passionate relationship with watercolor continues to grow and change. Learn more about Kristi Grussendorf by visiting her website!
Workshop: October 5 and 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm followed by a one-half hour critique session.
Fee: $150 for current Active and Subscriber Members.
Location: The Workshop will be held conveniently online with Zoom access. Information will be emailed to all participants by the Host Facilitator including access code and specific Workshop information, following registration.
Class limits: 30 participants. Names beyond 30 participants may opt to be placed on a wait list. If there are any cancellations, the artists listed on the wait list will be notified in the order that they registered.
If the workshop is not filled by September 1, 2020 with current Active and Subscriber Members, the registration will open to non-members. Note: Non-members must register for Subscriber Membership and pay the $35 Subscriber fee in addition to the workshop fee, $185.00 total workshop registration fee.
Workshop Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted prior to September 21, 2020 (14 full- days prior to the workshop). Refunds for cancellations will be made after September 21 only if the workshop fills and a replacement participant is found. Exceptions may be made in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family. All refunds less a $25 processing fee will be mailed or refunded via PayPal after the workshop. (See WSO Policy II.D.2.Workshops, a-d, in your WSO Membership Roster Handbook).