Exploring Watercolor with Beginner’s Mind, CC 11/10

With Kate Weese and Susan O’Connell
In the Dining Room

  Sunday, November 10, 10 am – 3 pm

No previous experience is required; only an open mind and a willingness to explore.

Come play with color and water: drop into the moment and experience the flow of watercolor painting.

In this five-hour workshop, we will explore watercolor painting and its myriad possibilities for self-expression. This medium offers a unique and enjoyable way to practice balancing control and serendipity. Because of its inherent fluidity, the process of painting with water and color asks us to let go of expectations, allow for change and appreciate process—in essence, to practice with beginner’s mind.

We’ll be learning about tools, paper, and paint; mixing color; wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet methods of applying paint; economy of brushstrokes; and creating harmony through composition. We will also learn how Zen meditation itself, returning us to the ground of our creative selves, can be a tool.

All supplies will be provided for this workshop for an included fee of $20.

Fee: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.