What is this workshop all about?
Every landscape painting can be broken down into simple steps. Even something as grand and complex as Yosemite Valley. In this Watercolor Mastery Workshop I'll be showing you how to apply the principles and elements of design to create a beautiful painting of Yosemite Valley. I'll also be showing you how to use reference photographs and why your photos should only be considered a "jumping off point" for your paintings. If you've ever felt intimidated by a complex landscape, let me show you how to simplify, add depth and dimension, and direct focus in your paintings. As with all of my workshops, this is a workshop for artists of all skill levels.
Watercolor is a type of painting created by mixing colored pigments or pan paints with water in a tray palette. Using a paintbrush, the translucent paint mixture is then applied directly onto a textured, cold-pressed piece of paper. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, watercolor painting is a great skill to learn!
Simple and easy! Watercolor painting is an amazing skill that can be learned relatively quickly. You can even learn the basic fundamentals and techniques of watercolor and start painting within a few weeks!
David J. Rogers uses the terminology: "tea", "one -percent", "two-percent", and "cream" to refer to the consistency of your paint mixture. This simple analogy David uses refers to a 1% milk consistency, 2% milk consistency, tea consistency, and cream consistency when determining the thickness of your paint.
Want to learn more about the history of watercolor painting and famous artists that use this art medium? Check it out here
David J. Rogers' Watercolor Mastery Workshops are full recordings of the live virtual Watercolor Mastery Workshops he instructs once-a-month here at the David J Rogers Fine Art Gallery in Morro Bay, CA. Originally in-person, David has switched over to virtual Watercolor Mastery Workshops since the pandemic, and is pleased with the ability to reach a wider audience all over the world.
David J. Rogers hosts live virtual Watercolor Mastery Workshops every first Saturday of the month at 10AM PST on Zoom. These live workshops are loads of fun, and provide students with the ability to ask questions live and converse with other watercolor students within the community! Want to see the studio where the workshop are recorded? Come visit us in Morro Bay, CA at the David J Rogers Fine Art Gallery!
- Our (standard) one-day Watercolor Mastery Workshops are typically 4 hours long and hosted live from 10AM to 2PM (PST).
- Our two-day Watercolor Mastery Workshops are typically 6-8 hours long in total (split between two days). They are hosted live at 10AM - 1PM (or 2PM depending on the painting subject) (PST). For more information on our two-day Watercolor Mastery Workshops, please contact David here.
If you are not able to join the Watercolor Mastery Workshop during the scheduled time, you will receive lifetime access to the full recording of the workshop 24 hours after the workshop ends (the following day). A few of our students are unable to attend the event live, but enjoy taking full advantage of the lesson at their own pace through the recording. If you would like to attend the upcoming Watercolor Mastery Workshop via the recording, please click here to purchase.
Yes - with every Watercolor Mastery Workshop ticket purchase, you will receive lifetime access to the full recording of the workshop 24 hours after the live event (sent to the email address you used to reserve your seat).
With every virtual Watercolor Mastery Workshop purchase, you will receive a full materials list for all your paints and supply needs, along with convenient links to where you can purchase them. You will also receive a preliminary watercolor basics instructional video, as well as a reference photo and traceable download. Additionally, any device that can stream video is compatible with the live and recorded versions of our virtual Watercolor Mastery Workshops!
Any device with internet connection that is compatible with Zoom can be used to join our Watercolor Mastery Workshops. This includes: smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, Windows, Mac, & Linux! Please click here for more information on Zoom-compatible devices.
All of our Watercolor Mastery Workshops are hosted on the Zoom platform and recorded by Zoom. For more information on the Zoom platform, please click here.
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The Watercolor Mastery Workshop includes the preliminary Watercolor Basics Instruction video, a full materials list, reference photos for the painting, traceable download (when applicable), along with access to the Everything Watercolor Facebook group exclusive to Watercolor Mastery Workshop students where you can receive feedback on your own art! Join our David J. Rogers - Everything Watercolor Facebook group today!
Watercolor Mastery Workshops are full recordings of our monthly live virtual workshops done here in Morro Bay, CA at the David J Rogers Fine Art Gallery. Meanwhile, the instructional watercolor courses are full-package courses with online curriculums designed to help you achieve your watercolor goals! If you would like to purchase a course instead of the Watercolor Mastery Workshop, please click here. If you are interested in the new Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor Painting Course with Instructor David J Rogers, please contact David here for more information.
Absolutely! Workshop gift cards are available here and make great gifts for all ages and skill levels.
Please CLICK HERE to watch our video tutorial on how to save your Watercolor Mastery Workshop recordings and downloads to one centralized folder to organize all your workshops for quick and easy future access!
At the end of every Watercolor Mastery Workshop, David J. Rogers designates 10-20m to answer any live questions his students may have. If you are having trouble finding the Q&A portion, please scroll through to the end of the video. If you have a question that wasn't answered, feel free to ask on our exclusive watercolor Facebook group here.
If you are a student of David J. Rogers or just purchased the Watercolor Mastery Workshop, make sure to join the exclusive Facebook group for tips & feedback on your painting from the artist himself! The Facebook group is also an excellent way to connect with other watercolor students of all skill levels and get acquainted with the community.
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Once you purchase the Watercolor Mastery Workshop, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the full recording of that particular workshop. If you happen to lose your passcode or the link to your workshop recording, please email us here.
Absolutely not. -- We work very hard to provide our students with valuable techniques and information on watercolor painting, so please keep it between us! There is strictly no sharing or pirating access to any Watercolor Mastery Workshop videos or resources provided by David J. Rogers, as they are protected under copyright & anti-piracy laws. All rights reserved.
If you accidentally purchase the wrong Watercolor Mastery Workshop or are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, we will give you a full refund guaranteed within 2 weeks of your purchase! We are more than happy to resolve any issues you may have, please contact us here. For more details information on our return policy, view here.
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