Watercolor For Beginners with Jackie Meier, Wainwright House, Inc., Saturday, 27. April 2019

This class is for the beginner watercolorist. We will discuss watercolor’s unique properties and approach including its strengths and limits.  We will learn and practice the basic skills of painting wet into wet, layering paint, flat washes and dry brush. Students will gain knowledge of basic color theory, drawing, as well as making use of value to make successful paintings. We will work both indoors and outdoors if weather allows. Students will work on and bring home a completed landscape watercolor. 
Meier attended Boston College and received a BA in economics and later earned an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Meier had numerous solo shows at New York galleries including Nancy Margolis, Janet Kurnatowski and Kenise Barnes Fine Art.  She has been including in many group shows some of which were at Lennon Weinberg, Life on Mars, Sideshow Gallery, Nurture Art, Andre Zarre and Denise Bibro. She has taught art to both children and adults though the Pelham Art Center, and Concordia College.  In 2013 she was awarded an arts Westchester grant to teach children at the Holmes School in Mt. Vernon NY.   In 2016 she joined the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council.  She initiated the lecture series Art/Life, bringing art lectures to the public.  In 2017 she began teaching at One River Arts School in Larchmont.
Meier’s love of watercolors began in San Francisco, living in a small apartment, she made watercolors at her kitchen table.  Meier continues to use watercolor to generate ideas for her large geometric abstract oil paintings. 

Watercolor For Beginners with Jackie Meier

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