Class #63

Painting Fog & Mist With Watercolors

Gary Hanks

August 25 - August 31

instructor imageHave you even gazed into a foggy distance feeling moved in some special way by the spectacle? Have you noticed how a misty distance can seem mysterious, intriguing and compelling to the imagination? And how very interesting is a rising sun as it struggles to glow through an early morning haze?

You are welcome to join this class to learn about the unique ways watercolors can be used to create the illusion of vaporous distances. There will be daily demonstrations to instruct you on how to paint fog and mist as they cast their unifying veil over mountains, hills and dales. You will learn how to paint sea mist as well as woodland scenes shrouded in magical haunting light.

You are invited to bring your own photos of foggy, misty scenes, or you may choose to work from the many photo examples Gary will have on hand to share with the class. You may choose to focus your efforts on just one format, or you may choose to try your skills on a variety of formats. Everyone will work comfortably at their own pace and at their own ability level. Gary has experience working with students of all ages and skill levels. If you would like to speak with Gary before the class, you can get his contact information through The Clearing.

Gary Hanks has been painting all of his adult life, and watercolor has always been his medium of choice. Gary has advanced university degrees in studio art, art education and art history. Believing that the artist must know his subject well, Gary has travelled to distant and remote locations to make on-site observations, including mountain hiking adventures in England, Scotland, France, Germany and the United States. Believing that to move forward, the artist must know what has been done in the past, he has studied art history, medieval architecture and the history of painting on-location in England and many European countries. Gary’s paintings are always a composite of things he has observed and things he has imagined. Focusing great attention on the play of light on his subjects, he strives to achieve a mystical effect in his paintings. To achieve his unusual effects, Gary has worked hard experimenting in order to develop his unique painting techniques, which critics usually agree set his work apart from the ordinary. Gary lives in Appleton, Wisconsin.

A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Gary will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate
Supply List: Supply List PDF

Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals