ONLINE CLASS: Travel Journaling-pen, ink and watercolor

DATES: 03/18/2021 - 04/08/2021
LOCATION: None
PRICE: $160.00
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
VISIT WEBSITE

Marc Josloff’s Artist’s Statement:

As an artist I am strongly influenced by those art modalities that have moved me: impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, the art of the nabis, Japanese woodcuts and you can add in constructivism and even classicism. I guess I’m a bit of an artistic anachronism. (lots of ‘isms’)..and yet I am also a creature of today’s world, so I can’t help but reflect on both the past and present in my work.  

Yet the objective for me is not to emulate past art or contemporary, but to imbue my work with pathos, whether my subject be a street dweller or a head of cabbage, because that is what connects us…as vulnerable human beings.

Marc Josloff’s Artist’s Statement:

As an artist I am strongly influenced by those art modalities that have moved me: impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, the art of the nabis, Japanese woodcuts and you can add in constructivism and even classicism. I guess I’m a bit of an artistic anachronism. (lots of ‘isms’)..and yet I am also a creature of today’s world, so I can’t help but reflect on both the past and present in my work.  

Yet the objective for me is not to emulate past art or contemporary, but to imbue my work with pathos, whether my subject be a street dweller or a head of cabbage, because that is what connects us…as vulnerable human beings.

Painting for fun should be a loose romp with line and color.

Put your erasers back in the drawer and take your imagination out of the closet.  Starting March 18, our travel journaling specialist, watercolorist Marc Josloff, will be embarking on a virtual tour of the world (each succeeding 4-week workshop will feature a different country.)

In the March 18-April 8 workshop you will paint scenes and culture of enchanting Italy.

The technique is fast, fun and personal. You’ll marry expressive line and colorful shapes.” And…during the online “zoom” session Marc will serenade you with the music of Italy.  Marc will include a critique session each week and you will be provided with reference photos that will remind you of all the things you love about Italy from the food to nature to people to centuries of beautiful architecture. Though the travel will be virtual, the painting will definitely be for real.

This approach to line-drawing and color-shaping will enliven any subject: portraiture & figures, still lifes, landscapes, architecture, nature (plants, flowers, animals), etc. Stop fearing lines that don’t stay still or colors that don’t fill in the lines. This method will bring any ordinary subject to vibrant life.


Basic Materials: a watercolor set with watercolor brushes (rounds preferable), black permanent ink marker pens, pencil and eraser in addition to small watercolor or all-media pads.

Suggested materials: 8” x 5” Watercolor Travel Journals (recommend Pentallic Aqua Journal):

https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/35447/s/pentalic-aqua-journals/

Questions?: Marc at 516-223-7659

Marc will take all students, both experienced and beginners, to a higher level of competence in this wonderful hybrid world of ink drawing with watercolor painting.


Class Date:  Thursday mornings, March 18, 25, April 1, 8

Time:  11 am Eastern Time (That is 10 am Central time, 9 am Mountain time and 8 am Pacific time)

Class Length:  2 hours per session, including critique.  All classes are recorded and sent to students afterwards, in case you miss a class or want to paint along with the replay.

Price:  $160 for all 4 sessions (or $50 for just a single class)


Here are a couple of Marc’s Italian travel paintings:

Rose and Roses along the Amalfi Coast

 

Vespa, watercolor by Marc Josloff

 

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.