Fred Truitt- Watercolor Travel Journaling, Studio to Plein Air: 2-Day Workshop, June 8 & 9, 2019


Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9
All levels

Kickstart your summer travel journaling in this two-day workshop with watercolor artist and travel journal expert Fred Truitt.

Day 1: You will spend the first day working almost entirely in the studio.Fred will discuss the “what, why, where and how” of making watercolor travel journals. Topics will include which materials and gear to select, how to select and use color to capture and convey depth and distance in your watercolor drawings, how to use different values, and basic rules of composition. Of course, rules are made to be broken, but if you are going to break the rules you have to first learn what the rules are that you intend to break. Learn tricks, special effects and short cuts to speed up your watercolor drawings.
Day 2: After learning how to make a watercolor travel journal you will go outside in Winslow and put into practice what you learned in the classroom  and then come back to the studio in order to  share and discuss what you have done and learned.

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About Fred Truitt
A native of Philadelphia, Fred Truitt has been drawing since he first got his hand on a pencil. He enjoys working in pen and ink, but has worked mainly in watercolors since 1955, traveling and journaling in the US, Canada, Japan, Southeast Asia, Chile and Europe. Truitt studied watercolor with Jennifer Roberts Almodova and Robert Dvorak on Maui and Oahu, Hawaii, and has also taken classes in drawing and watercolor at the University of Washington, the Salem Art Museum in Oregon, and at the Pacific Northwest Collage of Art.
A former instructor of International Trade and International Business, Truitt taught at Manchester University   England (1969), the University of Washington (1970 – 1992), Willamette University (1992 – 2002) and has been a visiting lecturer in Japan, Denmark and Finland.
He has exhibited at Art Soup on Bainbridge Island (now Mora Ice Cream) and at The Art Project (formerly Bainbridge Arts and Crafts). He has taught in the “Art After 60” program at The Art Project, at Wyatt House, Island Volunteer Caregivers, Art in  the Lobby (Harrison Hospital) and at the Bainbridge Island  Senior Community Center.