Artists love experimenting with new tools, techniques, and materials. If you haven’t tried Yupo, a synthetic watercolor “paper,” then a March 23 workshop at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2119A Postoffice St. in Galveston, is a low-cost way to check it out and receive tips from a skilled instructor.
The workshop, offered under the guidance of award-winning Galveston County painter Fontaine Jacobs, costs only $30 and lasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with time off for lunch. The class is right for painters of all skill levels. Registration is available online at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com (click on the “Workshops” tab).
Fontaine will demonstrate how to remove your “oops” paint strokes from Yupo and get a complete do-over in the same spot. “You really can’t go wrong. If you don’t like what you’ve created, simply wipe it back to the white of this slick paper and start over. In this workshop, you’ll relax and discover the joys of painting on Yupo,” she says. “With watercolors and the use of objects such as Q-tips, plastic embroidery grids, corrugated, cardboard, and other tools, you’ll also learn to create unusual textures with watercolor on Yupo.”
Bring your watercolor supplies and a pad or a few sheets of Yupo to the class and be ready to enjoy yourself and learn about this forgiving material.
About the Instructor
Fontaine is a busy professional artist who has won awards for her watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings. She depicts various subjects, including portraits of humans and animals. She also teaches painting and takes commissions. Fontaine sells her work in Galveston and Houston-area galleries. Her website www.FontaineFineArt.com has her contact information.
She serves as the webmaster for both the National Society of Artists (she is a signature member of the organization) and the Galveston Art League. And she belongs to the Watercolor Society of Houston and the Portrait Society of America. A seven-year breast cancer survivor, she frequently holds fundraisers for breast cancer research.
About Art League Workshops
The nonprofit, all-volunteer Galveston Art League was founded in 1914 with a purpose of promoting visual arts, art appreciation, and art education in Galveston County and beyond. As part of its mission, the league offers low-cost adult and children’s workshops throughout the year. Check out other upcoming workshops at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com by clicking on “Workshops.”
If you’d like to teach a workshop, please contact the league’s workshop coordinator, Susan Pinkerton, at 832-752 3280. For questions about workshops, contact Susan or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galveston Art League members receive early notification about workshops and receive benefits including discounted entries into nine member shows held each year by the organization. Members also are invited to monthly preview parties of the new exhibits at the gallery. To join―general memberships start at just $35 a year―please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join.”