Gouache Painting Workshop with Libby Smith and Nina Warner – June 9th OR June 10th

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This popular class is offered on two dates: June 9th -OR- June 10th 2018
Both classes are from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Wildling Museum

Tuition Fee $50.00 plus materials fee of $10.00
Deadline to sign-up: June 8, 2018


Saturday Class June 9

Sunday Class June 10

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Nina Warner, Alder Creek
“The River’s Journey” is currently on exhibition at the Wildling that features work by the Rose Compass group. The many small paintings in the exhibit were done with this unique opaque watercolor medium.
Libby Smith and Nina Warner will demonstrate how you can use this medium to create colorful, small format paintings. They will cover color mixing, composition, sketching and blocking in your image and how to handle the paint. All levels welcome.

Materials for Gouache Painting Workshop with Libby Smith and Nina Warner, Rose Compass Artists

Materials provided by Instructors:

  • small plastic palette
  • water media paint brush
  • water containers
  • Bristol paper
  • Archival watercolor board
  • paper towels
  • squirt of basic paint colors

Supplies you should bring:

  • pencil and paper for note-taking and sketching
  • Gouache paints if you have them
  • your own photo reference of a landscape (we will provide some extras)

Meet Libby Smith

Libby Smith was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she received her BA and MFA with an emphasis in drawing.

Libby taught painting and drawing for 31 years at Santa Barbara City College and for 7 years at the Center for Life-Long learning, while she continued with her own work. She retired from teaching in 2016 and now works primarily on figure painting and plein air landscape, often
with several friends. She lives in Goleta with her husband, Greg.

Meet Nina Warner

Nina Warner came to Santa Barbara in 1973, from Los Angeles, where she was born. She received her BA from the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, and her MFA from UCSB as well. She retired in 2011 from 25 years of full-time teaching in the Art Department at City College where she taught Color Fundamentals using gouache in the Foundations of Design course for many years, as well as Drawing and painting. Nina continues to paint both the figure and landscape in her professional life. She lives in Montecito with her husband, Jon.