Create Landscapes, Skies, and Water in Watercolor and Pencil with Lee Mothes
Sat-Sun, Sept 18-19, 2021 | 9am-4pm both days | Deadline to register: Sept 17 by 4pm
Treat yourself to two days of painting with Lee Mothes! Beginners are welcome, as well as those who want to try new techniques. Each student will walk out on Sunday with at least one finished painting. The class will also take a relaxing lunch break each day.
Lee will start by demonstrating watercolor techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, trees and capturing the feel of distant hills. Then the class will start painting. Lee will help each student with setting up colors on a palette, how to use brushes, create washes with colors, plus offer tips on perspective and composition. You may choose to work in graphite pencil, color pencils or ink along with watercolor. You may also bring pastels, color pencils, or ink pens to explore and play with. See supply list below for more info!
About the Instructor: Lee Mothes
Lee grew up by the Pacific Ocean and was enchanted by its shorelines and surf at an early age. As a kid he began making pencil drawings and attempts at watercolors of the beaches near his home. He enjoyed drawing more than anything else, so he majored in visual art at California State University at Long Beach, California College of the Arts, and Western Oregon University. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in art in 1980, he worked as a graphic artist and as a carpenter until 1990, when he opened his Oceans and Dreams studio. He returns to the West Coast once or twice a year to promote his work and to get new ideas from actual observation on the beach.
Lee works with watercolors, graphite pencil, and sometimes combined pencil and watercolor. For his larger ocean paintings, he uses acrylic on canvas. Lee also teaches drawing and painting at the Renaissance School at West High School in Appleton, Wisconsin. For more information, feel free to contact Lee at mothesart(at)gmail.com.
In the event a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted immediately and refunded entirely. Please review our cancellation policy here.
Here at River Arts, your safety is the most important thing for us. We plan to run in-person studio classes, but with the following safety precautions added:
- A limit of 7 students in each class
- All students will work at their own 6ft table, maintaining social distancing
- Studio staff will clean and disinfect all surfaces at the end of each day.
- Latex-free rubber gloves, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer will be available to all students free of charge
- Face masks highly recommended for unvaccinated guests
- Subject to change based on most current CDC guidelines*