October 16, 17, 18 2019 

Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape/Cityscape with Michael Holter – October 2019

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio).

Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

See Michael’s work on his website- Michael Holter

This Taos Watercolor Society Sponsored workshop will be held in downtown Taos, New Mexico at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, in Nicholai Fechin’s original art studio! Workshop location is central to many restaurants, and hotels. Several hotels in town, including the El Pueblo Lodge (within walking distance of the workshop) will be offering workshop attendees a special rate.

Workshop Registration

Title: Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape/Cityscape
Cost: $350
Dates: October 16th, 17th, 18th 2019 9am to 4pm
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Workshop reservation lists are in order of postmark/submission dates. Limit of 20 workshop attendees. A $100.00 nonrefundable deposit is required by September 1st. The balance is due by October 1st and failure to do so will result in losing your place in the registration order. Workshop participants will receive a reduced rates at the El Pueblo Lodge (800) 433-9612, or the Touchstone Inn (575) 758-0192, in Taos if registered by June 1st (when calling hotels ask for “Taos Watercolor Society Workshop Rate”).

To make a payment by check, click here & print form: Michael Holter Workshop Registration Form .  Mail it with your check to the address below. To make a payment by credit card, click Paypal button below.

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Email: Lonnie Shan lonnieshanart@gmail.com or call  (512) 269-9037

Mailing Address:
Attn: Lonnie Shan
P.O. Box 1692, Taos, NM 87571