Zen Watercolor (Teens and Adults)

Zen Watercolor (Teens and Adults)  

July 19 – 21, 2023  

1:00-3:00 PM  

Teacher: Karen Jacobi   

Free | Registration required. We ask that registered participants are available for each date of the 3 day series.

Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/231657647414158

This class will focus on the nature of watercolor, its’ possibilities, and the happy accidents that make beautiful watercolors seem effortless. Drawing and painting can be a form of meditation enabling you to lose yourself in the creative process. Watercolor is thought to be a very difficult medium and, indeed it can be – unless we take a more relaxed approach and yield some of the control to the tools. In this class, we will discuss the different options of watercolor paper and paint. Students will discuss the work of Arthur Dove, Sonia Delaunay, John Marin, and John Singer Sargent among others, and how the approach to watercolor differs from other mediums. Painting will be done both in the studio and outdoors. All levels are welcome. 

Artist Bio | Karen Jacobi is a visual artist based in Richardson, TX.  Her favorite painting subjects are people and everyday landscapes. As an avid traveler, watercolors have been a constant and agreeable companion. She is currently completing an Artist in Residency in Portugal. With the idea that the human element is crucial to our experience of a place, the focus of her residency has been on creating watercolors that integrate people and the place where they live. Karen is an experienced teacher and enjoys sharing her craft with anyone who brings a sense of curiosity. Karen is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a MAT from Texas Woman’s University. Her work has been exhibited at home in the US as well as in such far-flung destinations as Berlin Germany, Dalat Vietnam, and Shenzhen China.