Atanur Dogan is back for a workshop!

Watercolour Workshop: Expressive Portrait & Figures

Sunday, March 22nd (2020), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Atanur Dogan
Level: All level
Fee: $130 + HST
(Good quality watercolour paper is supplied), please bring your watercolour set (material list below)

Join for this rare opportunity to learn from the internationally recognized watercolour artist, Atanur Dogan!
In this one-day workshop, Atanur will demonstrate various watercolour techniques and help you to find your unique style using watercolour medium. Any level of the artist is welcome to join and watch his watercolour technique live and ask a lot of questions!
Workshop Outline:
Morning Part: Demonstration
The instructor will demonstrate a watercolour painting and provide knowledge, tips and tricks about his technique.
Afternoon Part: Working on Own Project
Participants will paint with individual guidance and help from the instructor.

Material List

Note: It is not necessary to go out and buy more supplies. Your usual palette, brushes and paint will work for this workshop. Watercolour paper will be provided.

– Watercolour Paints: Most watercolour paints come in small tubes. Cotman paints are just fine, if you don’t mind spending more money you can get artist quality paints, which provide richer pigments and better transparency like Holbein, Winsor & Newton,White Night, Mission Gold, Talens Van Gogh, Schmincke. etc.
– Plastic palette: (one with 16 wells is good) LucSculpture has some for the participants who does not have one.
Brushes: depends which size painting you are doing.
– Brushes: At least one small, medium and large size round brush.
– Paper towels or rags
– Sketchbook or drawing paper: There are many paper at teh studio which can be used.
Reference materials:
 – Bring a photograph (one you would like to paint).
 – If you wish to get critique and advise from Atanur, bring samples of your drawings or paintings.
Instructor will bring Doganart brand brushs for sale for any interested participants.
Atanur Dogan Bio:
Atanur is a watercolour artist with Turkish/Canadian dual nationality. He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, majoring in painting and sculpture.
He is best known for his portraits and figures and has a distinctive painting skill. The artist’s forceful brush strokes evoke the life and particularly the tribulations of his subjects. He has mastered the difficult medium of watercolor, utilizing contrasts in color and in depth to create striking effects. He enjoys painting people of different ethnicities, with a focus on their faces and body language and what these express.
He has participated in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and teaches workshops around the globe. In 2004 he hosted an international exhibition entitled ” Peace Through Art “, and then established the International Watercolor Society in 2012. The message of love and peace is distributed internationally through the art of watercolor.
In just 6 years, International Watercolor Society has become one of the most active art societies in the world with 90 country branches. Atanur and his team also opened IWS galleries, IWS Educational Centres, IWS Research Centres and have published an IWS International Magazine. Every year the society country branches organizes international watercolor festivals, exhibitions and workshops. Atanur travels to every country supporting each IWS activity. His goal is to make watercolor one of most popular painting technique around the world.
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