Class #6

Think Negative! The Power of Negative Space in Watercolor Painting

Chris Sommerfelt

August 12 & 13 | 9 - 4

Learn the basics of saving the light and white objects in your painting by concentrating on the negative space around those areas. This method of working helps to keep your paintings fresh and give them depth. Students will learn this concept in easy-to-understand exercises. A small painting will be completed by the end of day two. In addition, we will discuss a good color palette, paint application, and glazing techniques. This class is suitable for beginners with some experience or more experienced painters that want to learn how to incorporate this technique into their paintings. A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online at

Chris Sommerfelt has been painting in watercolor for 30 years, but art has been a passion since childhood. A graphic designer for over 35 years, Chris retired in 2017. Chris is the past mentor for Wauwatosa Artists Workshop. She has exhibited her award-winning work in galleries and juried exhibits in Wisconsin and taught at other venues in southeastern Wisconsin. Chris and her husband relocated to Prescott Valley, AZ in 2019. Chris is currently active in the Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery in Prescott, AZ, and the Prescott Valley Art Guild. Chris won her first water media award in the Prescott area in 2019.

Tuition: $185 (lunch included each day)
Supply List: Click for Supply List PDF
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

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Total Cost: $185.00

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