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infos on intensive-workshops

Here are regrouped the details and schedules of the Intensive-workshops of 3 full consecutive days, usually Monday, tuesday and wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. These workshops are formulated to give you a good basic knowledge of all the techniques but in a simpler project for the beginners.
For those who have some experience in watercolour, I can teach you my favorite techniques wich are transparency optimization and the negative approach.
All the details below besides each atelier.

All the workshops require a intermidiate level of skills, except for the beginers workshop of course.
For the workshops annoted "intermediate", you need to be able to do small, but complete simple paintings by yourself.
For the workshops annoted "advanced", you need to be able to do paintings with more complexe techniques and already done some paintings of the subject you want to learn more with me.

The workshops of 3 days are 240$
There is never more than 4 persons by workshop but a minimum of 3 is required.
I take your name, e-mail and phone number, and will put you in the right level workshop for the subject you want.
I insist that the level of skills is the same for all 4 in a workshop, I may want to evaluate your skills.

Please enroll or ask information ar or by phone at 819 346-9488

summer intensive workshops

The 2019 SUMMER workshops 
I will post more details below with photos shortly.  

JULY 2018

15-16-17 Basic techniques (confirmed-complete)

22-23-24 negative techniques (confirmed-complete)

29-30-31 basic techniques (confirmed-complete)


5-6-7 sihouettes in landscapes, intermediate (confirmed-1 place left)

12-13-14 negative techniques, advanced (confirmed-complete)

19-20-21 negative techniques, intermediate, not yet confirmed

You can enroll at or inquire by phone at 819 346-9488

I will sk for a deposit check of 100$ but will only cash it when I confirm the atelier.
Then I will also give you a list of material to buy or to compare with what you have so you don't buy anything before the atelier is confirmed.


details basic techniques

BASIC techniques
July the 15-16-17 or the 29-30-31

This workshop is specially designed for those who have never touched watercolour or very little. I beleive that before creativity becomes spontaneous, you have to experiment with the techniques of the medium; the level of pigments in the water, stabilize the wet paper to prevent buckling, know the steps for applying the frisquet to preserve whites so you can freely apply colour on a wt paper.
We will go from a feild of lilies, to a snow scene with birch trees, to the roundness of fruits and a negative background and make softened edges.
In short, we will touch to all the important techniques of watercolour but in simple subject and scenes to be able to concentrate on understanding the techniques at this level.

flowers in negative

All in negative
from 9 am to 4h30 pm
July the 15-16-17 (intermediate-full)
August the 12-13-14 (advanced-full)

This workshop is one of my favorite because it shows how to paint my favorite technique, the "negative" approach to creating soft backgrounds with less details. That approach can also be used in landscape and een portrait. Once you taste it, you're hooked. The photo is an exemple, subject may vary.

silhouettes in landscapes

Silhouettes in landscape 
from 9 am to 4h30 pm
August the 5-6-7

This workshop is for persons who are quite at ease with the softening the edges techniques to render soft forms in the face. We will start with a person in a landscape and maybe 1 portrait. We will make warm and cool, soft transparent skin, hear and eyes tones. This workshop requires good observation of fine details.

Creativity with the negative techniques workshop
9 a.m. to 4h30 p.m. 
August the 19-20-21

This workshop is designed for artists that already paint with the negative techniques but want to bring it to another level.

flowers and pots

Windows, porches and villages with flowers
from 9 am to 4h30 pm

This workshop is candy to the eye, level intermediate+, it is full of textures, colours, light and shade. Subjects will vary to flowers to fruits but will be exciting and chalenging. We will paint a 1/4 sheet and a 1/2 sheet.