Welcome to Ré St. Peter!
I am thrilled to welcome Ré St. Peter as our newest instructor at Cloud 9! Ré is joining us this summer with two one day workshops. Starting in the fall, she will offer a series of watercolor workshops and we couldn't be happier about it!
Get to know a bit more about Ré, in her own words...
As far back as I can remember, art has been part of my life. As a kid I would sit on the floor in front of the coffee table, drawing the animals in National Geographic, plus any and all horse photos I could find.
After school, there were experiments with many mediums, including colored pencil, pastel, ink wash, scratchboard and graphite. My study of watercolor began in 2006, and I have learned from many talented artists over the years. In 2017, I achieved Signature status in the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), and became a member of Parklane Gallery in Kirkland.
I tend to focus on portraits, although my subjects are more likely to be animals or objects than people. As with most artists, the play of light and shadow fascinates me, especially the way light plays on a form, and the shape-within-a-shape created by shadows. Working in watercolor allows
me to describe those shapes and textures with the muted, fluid mixing of colors that is characteristic of the medium.
My classes for adults will include an exploration of our tools and materials, watercolor techniques, and the “why” behind the subjects we choose to paint. The goal, regardless of skill level, is to approach painting sessions with confidence and enjoyment.
And she is now offering these workshops at Cloud 9!
FINDING AN APPROACH
Saturday July 21 10:00am - 2:00pm
When working from reference photos, it's easy to simply copy what we see. In this class, we'll define the "why" of what draws us to paint a scene or subject. From there, we'll explore ways to turn our reference into a compelling painting that tells the viewer a story.
Suitable for artists of any medium.
Saturday August 18 10:00am - 2:00pm
Skies can be a soft wash of color that supports a landscape or be the bold, colorful star of the show. As we explore techniques for painting skies, we'll also create a swatch journal of color blends and mixes that we can refer to for future paintings.
WATERCOLOR REFRESH 6 WEEK SERIES
1st & 3rd Thursdays Sept 6 - Nov 15 6:00pm - 8:30pm
This series is all about building confidence in your watercolor skills! Designed for artists that haven't painted in a while, or feel like there are gaps in their knowledge of watercolor technique. We'll start with water, and each week will focus on a single material or concept: paper, brushes, pigments, washes, edge work, etc.
For more information about Ré and to see more of her work, please visit her website.