PICKENS — Having a problem painting those faces? Can’t get that nose to look just right? Join award winning artist Dale Cochran for his workshop “Watercolor Portraits” on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.
During this workshop, Dale will share his approach to painting watercolor portraits. This class will concentrate on proportions, structure, light and shadow. There will be a one-on-one instruction as you work on your piece.
Students are asked to do a preliminary drawing on watercolor paper prior to this class to maximize the time for painting and individual instruction. Students are asked to bring a reference photo and supplies. There is no need to purchase new supplies. A “Supply List” will be provided prior to the class. During the brown bag lunch hour, Dale will be doing a painting demonstration.
Inspired by his father who moonlighted as a sign painter, Dale began his 28-year art career as an illustrator, penning and sketching cartoons, caricatures and line drawings for newspapers and other mediums. Although he received formal art training at Anderson College and Winthrop University, it was only after taking a class at the Anderson Arts Center that he found his true artistic calling: watercolor.
“With watercolor, experience is fluid … not just in the brush strokes themselves, but in the interpretation of feeling and experience, of emotion and connection,” says Dale.
Dale currently is on the board of the Southern Watercolor Society and holds the position of senior creative director in the department of creative services at Clemson University. His award winning creative works are part of public and private collections and have been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications.
Pre-Registration is required. The workshop is open to student ages 16 and up and is limited to a Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 10 students on a first come, first serve basis. Tuition for the workshop is $85.00 ($75.00 for museum members), payable to the Pickens County Museum or student may use their charge card by calling museum. Tuition is not refundable after Oct. 2. Dale’s detailed supply list will be furnished after pre-registration. Lunch not included, so, plan to bring your bag lunch and enjoy the day. This class will fill quickly so register today by calling the museum at 864.898.5963.
This class is part of the museum’s continuing effort to provide a variety of entertaining and educational programming for the community. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. For more information or to register for this class call the museum at 864.898.5963.