Skill Level: Beginners, Students, Hobbyists & Professional Artists
Thursday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members: $600 | Non-Members: $650
The workshop sessions begin as Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints. Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. Anyone 18 or older is eligible to enroll. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design–including color and composition–will be presented in the afternoon of the first day.
Couch received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Tampa, and did further work at Pratt Institute in New York. Simultaneously, he worked as an artist for Associated Press and freelance illustrator while studying watercolor painting with Edgar A. Whitney, ANA. His first book, Watercolor: You Can Do It, became North Light Publishing’all-time best-sellingng book on painting. It has been the textbook for several college art departments and has been translated into Chinese for markets overseas. A follow-up book on technique went through three printings and was translated into Japanese for that market. A third, Tony Couch’s Keys to Successful Painting was also published by North Light. His watercolor instruction articles have appeared in Palette Talk, The American Artist, Australian Artist, North Light Watercolor Magic” and “the artist” magazines. His work is included in twelve art instruction articles and publications by other artists in the US., Australia and the UK. He has produced 10 “How To” Videos and DVDs, some of which are used in colleges and in various state educational systems via television. He conducts workshops throughout the US and abroad.
Couch has won over 70 national awards and his work has been included in three annual exhibitions of the National Academy of Design. For more information, visit tonycouch.com.