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Jackson, MS 39201

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The Portrait: Realistic to Abstract Watercolor (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

An immersive five-day workshop will explore the portraiture of the Mississippi Story. Artists will begin the week by exploration of realistic proportion and aesthetics. Through the discussion of color, texture, and composition, the artists will learn to compose with the figure in both a realistic and an abstract voice. Cost: $250. Register here.

Art supplies will be provided.

Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Walters earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Fine arts in Art Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
In her own work, Walters creates symbolic portraits that reveal the soul of the subject. Combining symbolic expression and light, Kelly Walters strives to portray visually her physical and mental experiences of life. She often encourages viewers to interact with her artwork by allowing the viewer to manipulate the light source for the painting. This reveals hidden areas of the artwork that were not previously visible.