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Contact: Yankton Area Arts

Julie Amsberry, Director

508 Douglas | Yankton SD 57078

605-665-9754 | info@yanktonareaarts.org 


Watercolor artist and teacher Glenda Drennen will be teaching a 3-day workshop at Yankton Area Arts during which she will inspire and guide participants to create their own paintings based on two of her own favorite methods. 

Class members will benefit from class handouts, demonstrations, and individual help and suggestions from the instructor. The day will end with “Show and Tell” during which class members show their work in progress, share ideas and what they felt was challenging or exciting. “This is basically a friendly group critique, and my students love it!” says Drennen.  

For one project, students will first paint a base of adjacent color blocks as a background. Once that is dry, they draw a composition of their choice and apply complementary colors to reveal an image.

Drennen will also guide students in a second technique she regards as her signature style of painting with transparent layered textures.  Students will first apply colorful washes to the paper, letting the pigments intermingle. While that is still wet, students will set texturing materials such as bubble pack, netting, and plastic wrap into the wet washes. Once that is dry it is very exciting to remove the texturing materials to reveal what has happened. And at this point students decide how to further develop the painting. The finished paintings usually have imagery, but allow the artist to take advantage of visual surprises and beautiful marks that are exciting.

The 3-day workshop will take place January 10-12, 2018. Cost of the workshop is $150 + supplies (YAA members get 10% off). More information including supplies and registration can be found on the Arts Calendar at YanktonAreaArts.org. For more information visit YanktonAreaArts.org or email info@yanktonareaarts.org.