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Study with Kim Johnson and let the fun begin!

You will love studying with Kim Johnson as she shows you how to overcome the daunting challenge of the 'blank paper'.  Kim can show you how to approach the art of expressive watercolor with both enthusiasm and determination.  Explore watercolor in a loose and colorful way, with techniques for putting down fresh and colorful first washes and working large to small. 

  • Study a variety of techniques: wet into wet, graded washes & grazing
  • Explore composition - the value, rhythm, massing in areas and movement
  • Gain confidence in painting the human form or portrait
  • Learn to make exciting paintings from your photos
  • Upgrade your painting abilities
  • Become more analytical of your own work and the work of others

With Kim, you will learn how to not stress about the small things and just have FUN!!!  Sessions are held regularly at KJ-Art Studio or through community locations.

To arrange a group workshop, please contact Kim via email.

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Already registered for a session with Kim?  Be sure to shop and bring your supplies from the list below.

Kim's Workshop Supply List

"Kim taught simple ways to improve your painting skills, correct drawing was emphasized, along with clean color, two methods were taught, wet and dry...wet was fun, and the dry method was more detailed. Kim is easy to work with and spent time with each student. I will definitely attend the workshop next year."
Robin

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"I have never painted portraits and frankly was quite tentative. Kim immediately put us at ease and continued to expand our horizons and color palette. She is supportive and fun, while she encourages and teaches about a subject that could be overwhelming. Thanks Kim."
Pamela

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"The watercolor workshop with Kim Johnson was a delightful learning experience.  Not only did I benefit from Kim's demonstrations and near encyclopedic knowledge of the craft, but I received personal suggestions regarding my work as I progressed on a painting.  Kim has a natural, relaxed manner which certainly made it easy to experiment without feeling threatened or inadequate. I highly recommend her classes."
Claudia

Sessions at KJ-Art Studio - 2017 Study Schedule Coming Soon!

Some Drawing/Painting experience recommended for these study sessions

All sessions are held from 9:00 AM - Noon

KJ-Art Studio, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Recommended Supply List: click here

For more information, please contact Kim at 480-251-6442 or email at kim@kj-art.com

Sponsored Sessions

Animals, Figures, and Backgrounds

Over four days, participants will breathe life into their paintings by going outside the lines and “getting loose” with their techniques. Each day will begin with a demonstration, followed by plenty of painting time with lots of individual attention from Kim. She will focus on helping participants gain confidence painting the human/animal form or portrait, upgrade their ability, and learn to be more analytical of their own paintings. Techniques will include painting shapes and the application of paint with correct values, leaving lost & found edges for interest and movement, and integrating the foreground with the background to make a cohesive painting. 

Experience Level: Should have some watercolor and drawing experience
Dates: March 2-5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Duration: 4 days
Location:
  Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery
10100 Park Cedar Drive, Suite 188
Charlotte, NC 28210

Offered through Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery - visit www.nancycouick.com for more information.
 

Painting Figures and Animals from a Photo Reference

This 2-day workshop will concentrate on painting animal (Day 1) and human (Day2) figures and the application of paint with correct values, leaving lost and found edges for interest and movement, and integrating the foreground with the background to make a cohesive painting. Participants will learn to leverage their contour drawing as a guide (not a border) as the basis for building form with the use of glazes and washes.  This is an excellent workshop for gaining confidence in painting both animal and human forms, upgrading your painting ability, and learning to be more analytical of your own & other's paintings.

Experience Level: Should have some watercolor and drawing experience
Dates: March 10-11, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Duration: 2 days
Location:
  Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251

Offered through Scottsdale Artists’ School – scottsdaleARTschool.org or 480.990.1422
 

Animal Paintings

Come get loose and comfortable painting animals! Learn how to get started with an animal painting to get that loose, but controlled feeling. We will explore wet into wet technique, moving into more controlled glazes and washes, ending with the final detail to our paintings.  Each participant receives lots of individual attention on their self-selected topic.

Experience Level: Should have some watercolor and drawing experience
Starting Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 weeks (Mondays)
Location:
  Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251

Offered through Scottsdale Artists’ School – scottsdaleARTschool.org or 480.990.1422

Painting Figures and Animals from a Photo Reference

This 3-day workshop will concentrate on painting animal (Day 1) and human (Day2) figures and the application of paint with correct values, leaving lost and found edges for interest and movement, and integrating the foreground with the background to make a cohesive painting. Participants will learn to leverage their contour drawing as a guide (not a border) as the basis for building form with the use of glazes and washes.  This is an excellent workshop for gaining confidence in painting both animal and human forms, upgrading your painting ability, and learning to be more analytical of your own & other's paintings.  

Experience Level: Should have some watercolor and drawing experience
Dates: May 11-13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Duration: 3 days
Location:
  Splatter Art Studio
4160 S Lone Pine Ave, Springfield, MO 65804

Offered through Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield (VAAS)
To register online, visit www.visartalliance.org or contact Suzi Agee at 417.581.7477 or by email at suziageeart@gmail.com

Click here to see the workshop brochure

Study and Explore Costa Rica in 2017

Have you ever dreamed of painting with watercolor while you enjoy all that nature's beauty has to offer? Fulfill your dream by joining Cimarron Adventure Travel and international award winning Watercolorist, Kim Johnson, on a paint-as-you-explore tour of captivating Costa Rica! As you wind your way across the lush landscape, you will encounter countless subjects for your art among the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna. Between bouts of relaxation and diverse adventures to thrill, Kim will teach you the techniques of watercolor artistry.

  • May 27 - June 4, 2017

Get Full Itinerary and Book Today!

   

 


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