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Kari Achatz , Dynamical Chemistry, 2018; photo sculpture of hand-cut and layered archival color inkjet prints on archival paper, 17 ¾ x 21 ¾ x 1¼ inches; Courtesy of the artist

Kari Achatz , Dynamical Chemistry, 2018; photo sculpture of hand-cut and layered archival color inkjet prints on archival paper, 17 ¾ x 21 ¾ x 1¼ inches; Courtesy of the artist

Class / Workshop  |  Though The Doorway

International Center for Watercolor

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

Artist/Instructor:  Jennifer Koury
$36 members/$46 not-yet members

Contrast a man-made structure of an open doorway, framing natural leaf and garden shapes.  Inspired by Kari Achatz work in the Art in Craft Media exhibition participants will use their personal inventiveness to create with new and “old” watercolor images.  The motivation from Achatz' photographic work will direct watercolorist to paint sheets of watercolor paper and use existing sections of previous paintings for collage.

Jennifer Koury, a watercolorist, delights in both the natural world's play of light and color on forms, and watercolor's whimsical properties: color bleeding, reticulation and natural paint sediments.  Koury has enjoyed a rewarding career as a dedicated painter and freelance illustrator.  She is published in both children's and adult based books. Her work is featured at George Washington's Mount Vernon and Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona.  After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking, Koury continued her studies to graduate from Art Center College of Design, California.  A member of the BSA, NFWS and NFPAP, she resides with her family in Buffalo, and is inspired by the natural beauty of Western New York.

Supply List:
Sheet of Smooth Acid Free, Archival Paper, approximately, 22 x 30, such as Rives BFK, Arches Hot Press, or another quality drawing paper
Arches 140 lb Watercolor Cold Press Paper, 22 x 30 for collage pieces
Discarded paintings, which you then might create collage shapes out of by ripping or cutting,
Watercolor brushes
Watercolor paints and palette
Photos of doorways and gardens
Gel Medium and an inexpensive brush to spread the gel medium.
*Gel Medium will be used as glue for collage pieces.
Scissors, an Exacto knife and a cutting surface to protect the table
Pencils and Watercolor Pencils if you have them
Kneaded Eraser

Download the registration form.

For further information go to the International Center For Watercolor or contact Kathy G. Shiroki at shirokkg@buffalostate.edu, 716.878.3549.