Watercolor Batik with Erica Qualey
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Two-day workshop, Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
In-person in the first-floor studio of the Gamble Education Center of the Farnsworth campus.
Join Erica Qualey for this exciting class exploring the traditional techniques of batik but applying them with a new twist… with watercolor on a beautiful translucent rice paper. The results are fantastic and lovely with rich bold colors and soft textures created by the natural qualities of rice paper. During this class, we will complete a painting from start to finish so participants will have the opportunity to learn the full process. Some painting experience is helpful but not required. Bring a bag lunch, or enjoy local eateries downtown. Materials list supplied in the registration.
Erica Qualey lives in mid-coast Maine with her husband and two daughters. She is a landscape painter that works primarily in watercolor and watercolor batik. Leaving her hometown in northern Maine, Erica earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She worked as a graphic designer for several years along with teaching design, drawing, and Adobe programs at a small college in New Hampshire. She has since focused on her personal art, exhibiting throughout New England, and is represented in private collections around the United States and Canada. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of Splash, a yearly publication of 125 watercolor paintings from around the world. She currently teaches workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and River Arts in Damariscotta and has had the privilege of teaching at other art associations such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Erica also enjoys working with kids, sometimes working as a visiting artist in schools and running programs through Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta.
Cost: $208; $175 members