WORKING WITH WATERCOLOR

Course List: Working with Watercolor

Course List: Working with Watercolor

WORKING WITH WATERCOLOR

FULFILLS:
ARTP 383/896 (ACE 07)

PREREQUISITES:
LIFE 121 and LIFE 121L

MATERIALS FEE:
$30

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Aaron Holz

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART (PAINTING)
AREA OF FOCUS: PAINTING

BFA 1995 Moorhead State University
MFA 2001 University of Albany, SUNY

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Working with Watercolor:  Beginning to Advanced Techniques That Explore the Natural Environment at Cedar Point is an upper-level studio art course open to undergraduate and graduate UNL students, as well as K-12 teachers. Students will earn 3 credits in an intensive, two-week field course taught at Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska. Professor Aaron Holz will teach techniques, materials, and concepts to explore nature through artistic expression. 

From J.W. Turner to James Audubon, watercolor has been an integral field material in documenting and observing plant, animal and mineral form.  It’s speed, clarity and transportability make it the  ultimate martial to use in such a natural environment.  Observing and rendering forms as large as landscapes and as small as tiny insects  will  expand students understanding of their environment, bringing science and art together.  Projects will include creating artwork from observation, reference and imagination.  The projects are  geared toward understanding technique and concepts central to transparent wet media and applied to the environment at Cedar Pointe. The materials list is small and transportable: Watercolor set, pen-brush, brushes, bound watercolor pad, sketchbook/journal, pencils and watercolor pencils.