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Shinrin-yoku: Forest-inspired Watercolor Landscapes (Intermediate)

This workshop has been cancelled due to low registration. Help your favorite class happen – tell a friend!

Building on skills learned in her previous workshop, Capturing Calm: Landscape studies in the Japanese Garden, artist Brenda Ciardiello leads students in composing and painting a large watercolor landscape inspired by forests and the beautiful plants that comprise them. Compositions will pull from photographs provided by the artist from her travels, as well as small studies done by students in the previous workshop; it is not a prerequisite to have taken the previous workshop to join, but students should be at the intermediate or advanced level. This in-person workshop will include a brief review of materials and basic techniques in watercolor and focus on more advanced techniques for painting landscapes. Students will also engage in an ongoing discussion of the unique qualities of this luminous, serendipitous medium.

Instructor: Brenda Ciardiello is a Mexican-American artist and poet who paints contemporary landscapes, botanicals and abstract art that deal with themes of personal connection to nature, as inspired by her travels. Almost all of her work focuses on using the unpredictable nature of water to depict the unique interplay of color, light and texture in otherwise fleeting elements: water, clouds, and flora. Brenda is heavily influenced by her bicultural and international experience of the world. Born in Mexico City but raised in Texas, she has also lived / studied in Mexico, Italy, the U.K., New York City, New England, the Rocky Mountains and the Middle East and, as part of her process, travels whenever possible to capture original source imagery for her work. Brenda currently lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Classical Civilizations from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Master of Science in Education from The City College of New York. She is a 2021 Carter Community Artist with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth.

Registration Deadline: November 28

$65/$55 member

Location: BRIT Building (maximum 10 participants) — we ask that you wear a mask.

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Image courtesy Brenda Ciardiello


Dec 01 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The event is finished.