Keiko Tanabe is a Japanese artist living in San Diego, California. Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly.
Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Additionally, she self-publishes her art books and six books have been completed by 2014.
She's also a sought-after workshop instructor. Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 170 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.
She has served as a juror in a number of art exhibitions including some major watercolor shows around the world such as the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the International Watercolor Society, and the San Diego Watercolor Society. In 2017 she is a juror for the Central Watercolor Society Aquarius 2017 Pacific Regional Watermedia Exhibition, the Watercolor Society of Alabama 76th National Exhibition, and the Northwest Watercolor Society 77th Annual International Open Exhibition as well as the exhibitions organized by the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society.
In 2015 Keiko Tanabe was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton.
Capturing Light and Atmosphere
2 day watercolor workshop with Keiko Tanabe
All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)
October 27-28, 2018
9 am - 4.00 pm
9 am - 12 pm
12 pm - 1 pm lunch break
1 pm - 4.00 pm
Location: Monte Carlo Inns Oakville Suites
374 South Service Road East Oakville ON L6J 2X6
RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE WORKSHOP WITH A DEPOSIT BELOW.
SPACE IS LIMITED.
AM: Introduction. First demo to explain basic techniques and brush handling, using a simple composition. Students paint from the same reference that I use. Individual guidance will follow.
PM: Second demo to show how to apply what we learned in the morning in a more complex composition. Students paint from the same reference that I used. I provide individual instruction and critique.
AM: First demo to introduce different design aspects to what we practiced the day before.
Students paint from the same reference with my individual guidance.
PM: Second demo is something that incorporates all the topics covered so far, followed by one-on-one instruction and group critique.
This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood. The process of simplification begins with visualization. In representational art, this ability to see the end result of a painting, through the mind’s eye, is instrumental in realizing an artist’s vision. Through complete, step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko will show you how to take the initial inspiration, through the simplification process, to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content that is full of light and atmosphere.
Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior. The introduction focuses on the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye.
The areas of topic covered in this workshop include: the importance of tonal value studies, how to do a preliminary drawing, how to edit a complex subject, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of tonal values and colors, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.
Keiko will do two demonstrations a day. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis. A class critique may be conducted at the end of each day.
WORKSHOP FEE USD 370 + HST 13%
(for 1 person for 2 full days paid in USD):
Pay USD 200 deposit to hold your spot at the workshop:
BALANCE IS DUE AUGUST 1, 2018
A handling charge of USD150 per person per course will be levied on all cancellations.
After the deposit is paid the remaining balance is due 3 months prior to the workshop date.
In addition, if you have to cancel four to eight weeks before the workshop, a charge of 40% of the total price is payable; at two to four weeks, 60%; at one to two weeks, 80%; at less than one week, 90%.
We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at one month notice and provide you with a full refund.