Why Watercolor?

Suze has been drawing all her life. After an initial undergraduate degree, she pursued fifth-year studies in printmaking and ceramics at the University of Washington. Her professional career has included the graphic design of printed materials and interface designs for commercial and prototype software applications. In the last few years she has devoted herself to the watercolor medium. From traditional landscape sketches –she calls them her love letters to the planet—to large scale industrial subjects and the numbering systems on utility poles, she loves to bring attention to what people don’t usually notice. She finds intense visual experience to capture everywhere she looks.
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
What is it that keeps artists engaged with this supposedly difficult medium? How is it like all others, and how is it different? Under the guidance of expert watercolorist Suze Woolf, we will start with studio exercises to develop our powers of observation and facility with the medium. Using those principles (and weather permitting), we’ll move outside to make fresh, spontaneous, and spirited landscape paintings.