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Watercolor Workshop led by Gary Brooks

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Watercolor Workshop led by Gary Brooks

GCWS Member Fee with discount code: GCWS: $330
Non-Member Fee: $390

Event Summary

Oct 19, 2024
9:30 am
GCWS Member Fee with discount code: GCWS
Non-Member Fee
Event Summary

Check out this intermediate level workshop led by award-winning artist and instructor, Gary Brooks!

This intermediate-level workshop will hone your skills in 3 days!

Join us for a 3-day in person workshop to develop and improve your skills. Award-winning artist Gary Brooks will demonstrate how to capture light, shadow, and texture to convey a mood convincingly in watercolors.  Students will learn to paint from reference images that elicit feelings and conjure up memories.

Gary will guide you step-by-step through the process he employs as he paints.  He will give demonstrations and instructions on how to plan your painting, balance value and color, simplify complex detail, and create a work of art you would be proud to show your friends!

The workshop will be held at the modern and centrally located ArtsConnect in Springfield Township.  Class hours are as follows:

Thursday, October 17, 2024

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, October 18, 2024        

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2024    

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day. Tuition does not include lunch. To allow students to focus on their art without the stress of traveling and dining, arrangements will be made to order box lunches from local restaurants each day. Please bring additional cash for lunch if you wish to participate.

GCWS Member Fee: $330 with discount code (Get the code from Member Sign-in)

Non-Member Fee: $390

Registration is open but space is limited.   Register now!

Gary E Brooks, Watercolor Artist and Instructor
Gary E Brooks, Watercolor Artist and Instructor


Gary Brooks was born and raised in Amelia, Ohio. Childhood painting excursions with his father sparked Gary’s desire to pursue fine arts at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture, and Art where he earned a BFA in painting and Masters in Art Education. While at UC, Gary worked as a studio artist for internationally acclaimed wildlife artist John A. Ruthven. His experience working with this master solidified Brooks’ love of careful observation and high detail in his own watercolor and egg tempera paintings.

Brooks has worked at his craft for more than forty years using the spontaneity of watercolor, dry brush, and egg tempera to capture the essence of his world. Thematically, Brooks paints the things he knows. Midwestern landscapes of rustic barns, fallow fields, and the tools of an earlier era inform much of his oeuvre. His watercolors are imbued with personal meaning, depicting everyday objects once owned by people in places and times he cherishes. Brooks returns to these familiar locales to capture the subtle effects of time, weather, light, and shadow to tell  stories that resonate with many collectors.

Brooks’ award-winning artwork can be found in homes and offices throughout the United States. Solo exhibition venues include The Zoner and White Oak Galleries, with group show participation in national juried exhibitions. Associate memberships include the Pennsylvania/American, Watercolor Societies, and the Society for Casein and Acrylic Painters. He is a signature member of both the Ohio and Kentucky Watercolor Societies. Currently, he teaches watercolor at Arts Connect in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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