Introduction to Transparent Watercolor – The Art Students League

Introduction to Transparent Watercolor

Frederick Brosen

Frederick Brosen

Workshop Description

Saturday–Sunday 10:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fee: $290
• Instructor present each day
• Enrollment limited to 14 students
• Please request supply list

This weekend workshop will introduce students to the classic transparent watercolor techniques fi rst perfected by the Early English watercolorists such as Turner and Girtin. Over a graphite drawing transparent layers of wash are built up to create luminous effects of color and light. The first day will consist of demonstrations of the basic wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry and scumbling applications. The second day, under the instructors supervision, students will apply the approaches demonstrated.

About the Instructor

Frederick Brosen’s watercolors have been featured in over thirty solo museum and gallery exhibitions across the country, most recently at the South Street Seaport Museum and at Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York City, both in 2012. His work is in the permanent collections of over a dozen museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New-York Historical Society. He is the recipient of the City College of New York Career Achievement Award (2011) and of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants. In 2006 a major exhibition of his watercolors was featured at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the publication of Still New York, a monograph of his New York City watercolors with an introduction by Ric Burns.

Mr. Brosen is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York. In 2015 his work was featured in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, premiering at the Wadsworth Atheneum before traveling to three additional museums. The exhibit concluded at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016.

In 2016 a solo exhibition of Mr. Brosen’s Rome and Florence watercolors was shown at Hirschl & Adler Modern, and February 15th- March 24th, 2018 an exhibition of his most recent floral and rooftop works is being shown at Garvey/Simon Gallery in Chelsea.

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