Four Day Workshop in Marin

Travel Sketching with Watercolor and Mixed Media 

                                       


      Watercolor: Mountains, Skies, Trees, Lakes

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Get ready to paint, paint, paint, building your skills so you can make finished works of beautiful skies with mountains, trees and lakes. All seasons grace us with glorious clouds, offering countless ways of painting skies: blue skies setting off fluffy cumulous clouds, gray and orange clouds surrounding luminous sunsets, cirrus clouds dancing lightly across the sky, nimbus clouds offering rain. Learn how to find the right consistency of water and paint to create the cloud textures and sizes you want to make and use all kinds of methods to shift areas you would like to change. As you enjoy the movement of color and water on the paper, become adept at controlling how far the paint moves and how three dimensional looking you want the clouds become. Bring your own photos of skies if you like. Handouts will be provided. All levels welcome, though some watercolor experience is recommended.

 

 

 

 


 in Ross, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

Two Day Workshop in Sonoma, California





Get ready to paint, paint, paint, building your skills so you can develop beautiful skies with mountains, trees and water. All seasons grace us with glorious clouds, offering countless ways of painting skies: blue skies setting off fluffy cumulus clouds, cirrus clouds dancing lightly across the sky, soft gradations of blue skies warming gently into sunsets. Learn how to find the right consistency of water and paint to create the cloud textures and sizes you want to make and use all kinds of methods to shift areas you 

                          Four Day Workshop in Marin

               Watercolor: Loose, Bold and Free!


                                       


You love painting with color and you want to understand  how to develop paintings that emerge from your own joy of color and your own perception of the world. You may ask,“ Where do I start? ” I will help you to appreciate your own intuition as you are making marks with color and I will teach you how to use specific compositional structures to convey what you want to say. You may want to create geometric shapes, biomorphic shapes, or a combination of each. As you learn to trust your mood, each painting will evolve just the way it should. Your emotions will lead the way. Your newly developed technical, color, and compositional skills will help you to create striking results.

This class is for beginners and beyond. If you have not taken any of my classes, I recommend that you purchase my beginners DVD, The Dance of Watercolor: Beginners and Beyond, though this is 

not a prerequisite for the workshop. To view my  abstracts, please go to my website juliecohnfineart.com. 

January 14 - 17  2015 Workshop 

10 am to 4 pm
Watercolor: Special Places


During our lifetime we have enjoyed  special places that

 hold  deep  personal  meaning. Many of us  fondly  

remember them with joy and excitement.  Learn how  to  

design from your photos, faded or beautiful, and conjure

up  from  your  memories,  paintings  that embody the  

true  spirit  of  the  place that is special to you, whether

nature,  city  or  still life scenes. I  will  teach  you how to

design paintings with dark and light values and beautiful

color  choices  to  show luster and luminosity,  and how 

to develop playful paintings where bright colors abound.

Trusting in the flow of watercolor,  you can mak  magic  

on paper! Advanced beginners and beyond are welcome.  

Please bring a few of your photos th  first  day  of  class.


                                                                          




 

 
 

 


     Skies in Watercolor: From Simple to Complex

 in Ross, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

 

October 13-16  2016 Workshop 
Travel Sketching with Watercolor and Mixed Media
10 am to 4 pm
1515 Third St. , San Rafael
 

Watercolor is the perfect medium to bring outdoors. We will have the opportunity to paint and draw landscapes and city portraits (close ups of the city life) which will include: perspective, texture, light, buildings, people, flowers and more. 


For the first two days we will meet at the MSA gallery in the morning, where we will practice some basics about sketching, using arches paper and pastel paper, permanent markers, gouache and watercolor and cover drawing skills such as people seen at a distance, perspective of buildings and foliage ideas. In the afternoon we will drive or walk to a nearby site and set up comfortably set up for painting and sketching. On the third day we will meet at a new location nearby and paint there from 10 to 4. On the fourth day we will paint at another location and clean up at 2:00, ready for a feedback session at the MSA gallery at 2:30.



















 in Ross, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

would like to change. As you enjoy the movement of color and water on the paper, become adept at controlling how far the paint moves and how three dimensional looking you want the clouds become. Bring your own photos of skies if you like. Handouts will be provided. All levels are welcome, though some watercolor experience is recommended.

Julie Cohn has taught watercolor painting for 30 years. Her artwork has gallery representation and has been exhibited nationally. Julie has been a juror for a variety of art exhibits in California and her artwork has shown in many museums. She is the author of two watercolor DVDs, color wheels and a book on color. For 20 years she has been teaching watercolor painting at the College of Marin. She also teaches small groups in Berkeley, CA and conducts workshops internationally. She enthusiastically shares with students as she continues to learn about art.

Julie Cohn has taught watercolor painting for 30 years. Her artwork has gallery representation and has been exhibited nationally. Julie has been a juror for a variety of art exhibits in California and her artwork has shown in many museums. She is the author of two watercolor DVDs, color wheels and a book on color. For 20 years she has been teaching watercolor painting at the College of Marin. She also teaches small groups in Berkeley, CA and conducts workshops internationally. She enthusiastically shares with students as she continues to learn about art.

 in San Rafael, California, through the Marin Society of Artists:  http://marinsocietyofartists.org/?q=node/211

 in Ross, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

May 18 through May 21, 2017 Workshop

Skies in Watercolor: From Simple to Complex

10 am to 4 pm

​1515 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA








Link to my other two websites if you like: www.juliecohnfineart.com and  www.julsanddavemusic.com. To stay

                       in touch, please sign up on my contact page or give me a call at your convenience: 510 672 2858.


Two Day Workshop in Marin, California

Masking fluid is not necessary  and you may follow the list loosely.

January 14 - 17  2016 Workshop 

Watercolor: Loose, Bold and Free!
10 am to 4 pm

1515 Third St. , San Rafael

Watercolor painting is for the bold and adventurous!

Not ​only is it a forgiving painting medium, it is also

a multidimensional one. Learn how  to use watercolor

as transparent​ as a still, glassy lake, and as opaque

as  turbulent  pine  trees  dancing in a storm.  In  a

series of fun exercises,  loosen up and paint like you

are Royalty! With your feelings of abundance, paint

with rich, thick and flowing colors.  We will focus on  

the  techniques of John Singer ​Sargent, an American

artist who  traveled  all over the world painting  the

exciting  life  around  him.    Please bring your own

photos that show lots of contrast between light and

dark, and  a  still  life  item you would like to paint.

Some    watercolor   experience   is   recommended.




 

 

                                                                          




 

 
 

 


 in San Rafael, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

                                     Four Day Workshop in Marin

             Watercolor: Emotional Color Abstracts

                                       




 in Ross, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: marinsocietyofartists.org

From Photos to Memory 

FOUR DAY WORKSHOPS IN ORDER OF PAST TO PRESENT


 in Sonoma, California, through the Sonoma Community Center: 

http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/drawing-and-painting-classes.html?bpid=8070

For supplies, scroll up and press the red button on this page. The specific list you will need is the one for travel sketching. If you don’t have every color I suggest, bring the minimum list of colors. I do recommend that you bring white designer's gouache because this is a special occasion!


Please bring your lunch each day to this workshop. We will spend 45 minutes for lunch so that we can have more time to paint outdoors.

All levels are welcome. Continuing students may develop their own projects and work independently. Individual attention will be given to all students. 

Julie Cohn has been an exhibiting painter and teacher for over 25 years, and studied with artists Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown at UC Berkeley, earning a BA there, and a BFA at California College of the Arts, Oakland.


 

Four Day Workshop in Marin

      Abstracts in Watercolor

October 21 and 22, 2017 Workshop

Evergreen Trees in Watercolor

10 am to 4 pm

1515 3rd Street, San Rafael




By the second half of the workshop wean off the photo to delve into your own sensibility of nature. Learn to simplify your colors and compositions to develop moving moods in nature scenes. Please bring to the first class nature photos that inspire you. All levels are welcome. The classroom

holds up to twelve students.


The top painting is closer to reality than the following two. In the order seen, they represent the type of transition you can
make during the workshop. If you like, paint more realistically or more abstractly the entire time. Most important, enjoy all!


For a supply list, please scroll up and press the red "supply list button". The first supply list you see is the one that you will need for this workshop. No masking fluid is necessary.





Four Day Workshop in Marin

May 18-21  2016 Workshop 

Emotional Color Abstracts in Watercolor
10 am to 4 pm

1515 Third St. , San Rafael



You love painting with color and want to understand how to

develop paintings that emerge from your own joy of color and

your own perception of the world.You may ask,“ Where do I start?”

I will help you to appreciate your own intuition as you are making

marks with color and I will teach you how to use specific composi-

tion structures to convey what you want to say.  You may want to

create geometric shapes, biomorphic shapes, or a combination of

each.  As you learn to trust your mood, each painting will evolve

just the way it should. Your emotions will lead the way. Your 

newly developed technical, color, and composition skills will help

you to create striking results.



 




 

 



 

 
 

 


     Magnificent Skies in Watercolor

Brushes and Supplies: Some brushes that will

help you along this journey are described below

and can be ordered from Cheap Joes Art Stuff two

weeks or more in advance of the workshop. If you cannot order from this store, please be sure to bring a Japanese calligraphy brush which can be purchased at a Daiso Japan store - there are many stores in the Bay Area. A general supply list can be found on my website: juliecohnartinstruction.com under the “classes” section. Halfway down the screen you will see a red button. Press that to find the first supply list which is two pages long.

Scroggy goose brush from Cheap Joes Store (Northern California) optional
Japanese or Chinese Calligraphy Brush from Daiso Japan Store (Bay Area) or stores in China town

      DeciduousTrees in Watercolor: Fall and Spring Seasons

Most importantly you will learn that you can start with a great idea, and even if the final painting doesn't look as you imagined it would, I will help you to see that you can still love the final result.

As long as you utilize your new watercolor skills and understand the type of composition you would like to develop, then you will not only enjoy the process, you will most likely enjoy the final painting!

 in San Rafael, California, through the Marin Society of Artists:  http://marinsocietyofartists.org/?q=node/212

Two / Two Day Workshops in Marin, California

2017 Class Schedule

Watercolor, Oils, Cartooning and Design Classes
Come and paint with Julie Cohnin Berkeley and Marin!




Enjoy an open program of non-toxic media -
watercolor, cartooning and water-soluble oils (thin oil
paints that clean with soap and water). See demonstrations
of  new projects based on student interest. Classes usually
range from four to eight people. You are welcome to join us
anytime. Please call 510 672 2858 and/or email me at
contact@juliecohnarts.com to sign up for Berkeley classes.


Mondays–watercolor demonstrations- all subjects 2 times

per month from 1:30 to 4:30. Pay in advance for a 7 session

class. Fee is $240.00. Our focus this winter and spring is 

nature scenes interpreted from photos. Students may join anytime.

Tuesdays – watercolor demonstrations - all subjects - 2xs per month from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Pay in advance either monthly or $200.00 which will be applied to 4-5 classes, depending on the size of the group attending that day.   Either choose your own projects to paint or paint the offered project for the day. Our focus this winter and spring is water, boats, buildings and skies. Watercolor technique is applied to representational and abstract styles.

Saturday -Through the Eyes of Masters - as announced by Julie 9:30 to 12:30 - painting critiques on students’ artwork and/or lecture demonstration about a master artist. The morning portion of this class is for those who have had some art experience. We focus on thematic content and development of painting style. All art mediums are accepted. Fee is $45.00 per time or $240.00 for 6 months. Should you want to join in for the lecture only, the fee is $15 and the lecture starts at 11:15 am.



“I've participated in Julie Cohn's "Through the Eyes of Masters" class for three years. The class is unique in that Julie provides not only the historical and personal details about the featured artist, but also provides an analysis of the work and demonstrates the technical aspect of how the work was done. In practice, you are provided with art history and a hands-on experience, allowing you to explore the subject and technique. The class has been interesting from a historical perspective, and has otherwise prompted me to complete several projects successfully that I wouldn't ordinarily have even tried. I can't say enough in praise of this great class."     Fran Mueller


Saturday – watercolor, oil, cartooning demonstrations – all subjects – second Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Many beginners and advanced beginners come! Fee is $60.00 per class. When the group is less than 4, the charge is $20.00 more. Usually we have 4 or more students. This is a great opportunity to learn about color relationships and composition in painting.





COLLEGE OF MARIN:  At a great discount, join a larger class of up to 25 people in Kentfield. Call 415 485 9305 to get information about how to register. Registration for Summer term starts in May,  2016.


Wednesday Classes in Kentfield at the College of Marin - 2:40 to 5:30 pm


Winter, starting February 2017 -  THE FLOW OF WATERCOLOR: Trees, Lakes and Snow

Feel the cold clear beauty of winter! Learn watercolor step-by-step.

Kentfield Campus, Fine Arts Center 301, 2:40 - 5:30, 6  sessions    

 



Spring, starting March 2017 -  THE FLOW OF WATERCOLOR: Impressions of the Sea

Paint the sea and its wonderful atmospheric effects. Learn step-by-step.

Kentfield Campus, Fine Arts Center 301, 2:40 - 5:30, 6 sessions


Register for private and group classes at Julie's Berkeley studio.
 I encourage you to take one private lesson with me before joining my Berkeley classes. This way I can give you a 
thorough introduction to my watercolor method and go over supplies with you. Please send checks in advance of the class’s  starting

date to: Julie Cohn, 930 Dwight Way, Suite 10B, Berkeley, CA 94710. Thank you. I’m looking forward to creating with you!

 



Você tem uma história, e este é o lugar para contá-la. Diga a todos quem você é, porque você faz o que faz e como ser melhor que a concorrência. Este é o lugar para envolver as pessoas com seu jeito exclusivo de conseguir sua fatia do mercado.​

 

Clique e digite.​


October 26 and 27, 2017 Workshop

Magnificent Skies in Watercolor

10 am to 4 pm

Redding, CA



 in Redding, California, through the North Valley Art League 

http://nval.org/classes-workshops/classes/

September 23 and 24, 2017 Workshop

Deciduous Trees in Watercolor

10 am to 4 pm

1515 3rd Street, San Rafael




Two Day Workshop in Redding, California



The beauty of deciduous trees is that they usually

change color in autumn and blossom each spring.

As painters, we will bask  in  the striking colors of

the leaves and delicately emerging flowers. Learn

how to paint loose, yet convincing watercolors of

these trees seen at a distance, as well as how to

render detailed flowers, leaves and branches by

gracefully moving your arm and hand. I will share

with you how to hold flat and round brushes like a

calligrapher to make a gradually thickening or

twisting leaf, many flower stamens at a time, or a

roughly textured tree trunk. My experience with Asian calligraphy has help me to view painting trees from an eastern perspective. This sensibility is not only about technique, but also about intention, which is to meld with nature during the process. All levels are welcome, though some watercolor experience is recommended. If you have not taken a class with me before, please view my DVD, The Dance of Watercolor, which can be purchased at juliecohnartinstruction.com.

                                                          ​   

                                                             Brushes and Supplies: Some brushes that will help you along this journey are described below

                                                             and  can be ordered from Cheap Joes Art Stuff two weeks or more in advance of the workshop.

                                                             If you  cannot order from this store, please be sure to bring a Japanese calligraphy brush which

                                                             can be  purchased at a Daiso Japan store - there are many stores in the Bay Area. A general

                                                             supply list can  be found on my website: juliecohnartinstruction.com under the “classes” section.                                                                    Halfway down the  screen you will see a red button. Press that to find the first supply list which

                                                             is two pages long.

                                                             Scroggy Loose Goose Dagger

                                                             size 3 or 5 brush

                                                             from Cheap Joes Store

                                                             (Northern California)

                                                             optional


                                                             Japanese or Chinese

                                                             Calligraphy Brush

                                                             from Daiso Japan Store

                                                             (Bay Area)








      Imaginative Lakescapes in Watercolor

       Evergreen Trees in Watercolor: Majestic and  Grand

October 7 and 8,  2017 Workshop

Abstracts in Watercolor

11 am  to 5 pm

Sonoma, CA




 in San Rafael, California, through the Marin Society of Artists: http://marinsocietyofartists.org/?q=node/227

Imaginative Lakescapes

November 16 and 17, 2017 with trees

November 18 and 19, 2017 with mountains

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

San Rafael, CA


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If you love lakes and imaginative color, you will be able to loosen up your watercolor technique and paint imaginatively to depict trees and mountains during this workshop.  Join the first two days and concentrate on trees and reflections. Join the second two days and learn how to paint mountains and reflections. I welcome you to come the full four days.  Every day we will paint skies and water.   To view my imaginative lakescapes and sacred mountain series, please go to my website juliecohnfineart.com. 

                          Four Day Workshop in Marin

                Special Places in Watercolor

                                       


Sequoias, pines, and palm trees are just a few of the sturdy and long-living evergreens flourishing in our own northern California landscape.
Seen from a distance, they mostly group in clusters, forming beautiful shapes over rocks, sand and tundra. Learn how to paint them in silhouette and subtle three dimensional forms, so that they are easily recognized in your paintings. You will also have the option to paint details of these trees, such as pine needles and cones, richly variegated bark, coconuts and their surrounding palms or any other aspects you wish to develop. Demonstrations will cover brushstroke techniques for trees close-up and at a distance. Get ready to dance with your brush!

All levels are welcome, though some watercolor experience is recommended. If you have not taken a class with me before, please view my DVD, The Dance of Watercolor, which can be purchased at juliecohnartinstruction.com.






January 26 -29 2017 Workshop

Mountains, Skies, Trees, Lakes: From Photos to Memory

10 am to 4 pm

​1515 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA


As painters we are so inspired by nature. When we are in the comfort of our homes and studios we draw inspiration from photos of nature. At first it is helpful to paint from photos so to understand nature's forms, yet moving Into trusting memory and imagination can be very freeing.

Two Day Workshop in Marin, California