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Capturing Light and Shadow in Watercolor: 2 Day Workshop 

Closed on Mondays by Geoff Allen

Closed on Mondays by Geoff Allen

About the instructor: “Going with the flow” is what inspires Geoff. He loves the process of inserting himself into an environment or scene with the goal of capturing its elusive essence. This process began in college with an obsession with Street Photography. Succeeding in plein air painting relies both on being sensitive to the place, its beauty, challenges, distractions and light as well as allowing himself to be a filter. The mystery of not knowing the expressive outcome and allowing for discovery along the way makes plein air painting Geoff’s preferred art making process.
He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA and taught drawing, design, and painting courses at the college level.  Lives in the San Diego area and is a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, California Art Club, National watercolor Society, and American Impressionist Society. Geoff is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air painter’s Association.  

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Title:  Capturing Light and Shadow in
           Watercolor:  2 Day Workshop

Instructor:  Geoff Allen

Dates:  August 5 & 6 
Days & Time:  Monday & Tuesday
                         9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Description: The goal of the workshop is to review techniques and procedures of improving your plein air painting by focusing on visualization, simplification, and editing while accentuating expression, mood, and atmosphere. No subject is perfect but can be improve by playing with design strategies.

Through a series of exercises and Geoff’s step by steps demonstrations, the class will practice seeing value, connecting shape, and capturing light and shadow.

​Through a variety of demonstrations, Subject matter will range from landscape, waterscape, and cityscapes. Even though the scenes change, Geoff will take the class through the same process of creating a strong expressive design.

Download class curriculum here.

Fee:  $300 Members; $325 Non-members

Medium:  Watercolor

​Materials:  Download materials list here!

Notes:  All artistic levels welcome! Minimum registration required for workshop to proceed.  


By enrolling you are agreeing to the Frank Bette Center Cancellation Terms and Refund Policy.

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