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Workshops are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio – pond side at Big Spring International Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance

2017 Master Artist Workshop with Tony Couch
Watercolor Painting
Monday – Thursday, October 9 – 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday-Wednesday)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Thursday)

Registration Extended Until October 2nd!

The workshop sessions begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. when Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints. The “mysteries” of design will be unraveled for you while you learn watercolor painting! Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design – including color and composition – will be presented in the afternoon of the first day. Skill Level: Beginners, Students, Hobbyists & Professional Artists.Workshop fee is $425 members/$450 non-members. 

Tony Couch, Safety Harbor, watercolor © 2014

Tony Couch, Safety Harbor, watercolor © 2014

Couch received a Bachelor 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 a freelance illustrator while studying watercolor painting with Edgar A. Whitney, ANA. He has written three books on watercolor. His first, titled Watercolor: You Can Do It was published by North Light Publishing in 1987. It went through five printings and became North Light’s all time best selling book on painting. It has been the textbook for several college art departments and has been translated into Chinese for markets overseas. In 1989 a follow-up book on technique was published by the same publisher. It went through three printings and was translated into Japanese for that market. A third book, on design, titled Tony Couch’s Keys to Successful Painting was also published by North Light.

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