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I teach transparent Watercolor in its pure form. The light hits the paper when it passes through the paint giving a translucent look. This is a great experience to paint this fast, fun, easy way in watercolor. No art back ground necessary for this workshop. I show you the wet-n-wet, pre glazed and wet on dry and incidental figures or animals. Come and enjoy a great workshop.


Emergent Arts Classes in Hot Springs Wednesdays beginning Feb 3, six for $100

Exhibiting Artist at  Fine Art Center Gallery, 610 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR

April 6 & 7 2 day Watercolor Workshop at Fair Field Bay, AR

April 23 - 24  two day Watercolor Plein Air Summit House  $125 *2 nights lodging / food

September 10, 11, 12  3 day Watercolor Summit House  $240.-- *

November 1 - 3 Watercolor Plein Aire, 3 nights lodging and food $200

http://www.arkansasarts.com/programs/arts_on_tour/ Cynthia Schanink  Art Grant Link

*Location of workshops at The Summit House by visitors center in Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle, AR. 72834  Contact: Cynthia Schanink P.O. Box 8057, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910 phone: 501-226-5672 or 479-747-1200 e-mail: tlcvaca@suddenlink.net 

*Food & Share-a-room-Lodging is included at 'The Summit House' arrive at 5 pm the day before, location 16760 Hwy 155 West, Mt. Nebo State Park, Dardanelle, AR 72834


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 Workshop art Materials

Watercolor WORKSHOP

I use these materials most may be substituted.
You may use any materials or instruments you like.

Paper: 140# cold press watercolor 100% rag. I will help you tear the page into (11X15").
Paint Color: My basic pallet includes tube paint:
Aureolin                       Cerulean blue
Raw sienna              Ultramarine blue
Alizerin Crimson            Burnt Sienna
Permanent red             Sap Green
Basically bring reds, yellows and blues from any manufacturer which you prefer.

Palette: White plastic with wells for fresh paint and area to add water to paint.
Brushes: 1 -inch and ¼ flat and various sized round brushes including a 10 and a size 3 thin.
Miscellaneous: A waterproof board and clips for your paper, masking tape, sketch book, soft pencil, and paper towels




Contact Cynthia Schanink if you or your group is interested in sponsoring a workshop at my Mt Nebo house or your location. I am on the Arts on Tour roster, an Arkansas 501c3 can get 40% subsidy, see if you qualify at The Arkansas Arts Council Jess Anthony 501-324-9766



Cynthia Schanink founder of ‘Encouraged Expression’ an Arkansas Artist and instructor of watercolor workshops at ‘The Summit House’ and Art Centers. I will come to your group with all watercolor supplies for only $240/day. This includes 10 X 11" Arches watercolor paper per person, paints and brushes to use. Each person takes home one finished painting. I have been inspired to paint Arkansas intuitively for it’s beauty of the rocks, trees and the vast distant view along the rim trail. I enjoy working from nature in all her beauty and characteristics, to bring it into a balanced composition, from an abstract layer of color, to a landscape impression, with watercolor textures.