Watercolor Society of Indiana
Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape/Cityscape with Michael Holter AWS, NWS, AIS, TWSA, SWS
Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
October 4 - 6, 2023. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch.
3-day Workshop Price: $415 for WSI Members. $475 for Non-Members.
Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.
In this workshop Michael will help you build off of the principles of design to create emotional and expressive paintings of the world around us. You will construct paintings with the intent to develop sound designs and allow your creativity to paint freely beyond the expected.
This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.
We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.
Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists' work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.
Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and figures and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.
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Michael Holter is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor and oil who's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative challenges. He has been an art teacher, creative director and businessman in both fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated galleries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.
Michael is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society, The Watercolor Honor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Missouri Watercolor, The Society of Watercolor Artists and more.
Michael says, "My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive."
"I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting."
*Workshops do not include supplies. Each instructor will send their supply list to students.
*If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you!
You are invited to meet nationally known watercolor artist Michael Holter, AWS, NWS, TWSA on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. At 12:30 pm, WSI will hold a General Membership Meeting. Michael will be painting a live demonstration with watercolors at 1:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. As a 2023 WSI Member your ticket is FREE! Tickets are available for guests, family members, friends, and the general public for $10 each.
If you are interested in bringing a treat or snack to share with the group, Sign Up Online at WSI's Sign Up Genius, or contact WSI Member Pat Schaurette. We need volunteers to bring snacks, treats, veggies, fruit, beverages, and paper goods. Thank you!
Michael Holter is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor and oil whose paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative challenges. He has been an art teacher, creative director and businessman in both fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated galleries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication. https://www.michaelholter.com/
We look forward to this unique opportunity and hope you will join us!
The Fishers Arts Council in Fishers, IN is hosting an exhibit for members of The Watercolor Society of Indiana
November 2023. There is no charge to enter this exhibit. Artists receive 80% commission on sales.
The WSI exhibit will install on 11/4 (Saturday). Drop off is 11:30am-2pm.
The WSI exhibit will come down on Saturday, 12/2. Pick up is 10am-12pm.
Opening Reception is on the Second Friday 11/10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Fishers Arts Council & WSI Member Pat Grabill will interview WSI Executive Director Tanya Roberts. Live music and refreshments.
Entries are through the Fishers Arts Council, not through WSI. Please fill out the online submission form to enter:
On the drop-down menu, select "What I want to do isn't listed here" and in the box underneath, type WSI. Upload images of the work you want to display in the show. In the artist statement box list Title, Medium, Dimensions, Price (or NFS - but with the value of the work), plus an artist statement.
Deadline to enter is October 23, 2023. You may enter more than one painting. If anyone needs a hardcopy because they can't do the online form, please contact:
Les Reinhardt, Executive Director, Fishers Arts Council at email@example.com
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