Expressive Watercolor – The Art Students League

Expressive Watercolor

Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Allison, Dusk, 2017, watercolor on paper, 52 x 73 inches

Class Description

In this class, students explore the range of possibilities that watercolor offers for expressive, contemporary painting. By manipulating scale, layering pigment, and contrasting translucency and opacity, the boundaries of conventional watercolor technique are pushed in exciting directions. Experimentation is encouraged and an emphasis is placed on individual artistic growth. All levels of experience are welcome.

About the Instructor

Elizabeth Allison received her B.F.A. from University of Michigan and her M.F.A. from the City College of New York. She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants. She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010–2011, had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South, and was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College. In addition to expressive watercolor, she teaches mold making and direct plaster sculpture at The Art Students League. She is represented by Hugo Galerie. For more information, please visit
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