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Ken Call


PURPOSE:  To further the interests of painters in watercolor/watermedia and to encourage the study of this medium, Southern Watercolor Society offers a yearly workshop in conjunctioon with our annual juried exhibition. The locations rotate among our various 18 member states and the District of Columbia.


Ken Call

April 12, 13, 14, 2022


Art Center Manatee

Bradenten, FL

Ken Call has achieved signature status with AWS, NWS, MTWS, MOWS, IWS along with becoming a TWSA Master in 2017. He has won numerous awards including thirty National and International Best in Shows, and his work has been featured in Watercolor Artist, American Artist Watercolor and most recently, the march issue of The Art of Watercolour.


The workshop day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch and will be held on April 12, 13, and 14, 2022 at ArtCenter Manatee (ACM). Each day will begin with a demonstration showing a different technique and approach to figure and portrait painting.


On the first day, you will bring something of your own to paint, regardless of subject matter.

On the second day, you will paint from reference photos of people supplied by Ken that will be emailed to you about two weeks before the workshop. As Ken’s specialty is painting people, he encourages everyone to try to paint a figure or portrait on the third day.


All images should be drawn prior to the workshop where Ken will be available to assist anyone with their drawing preparation. Based on the intimate dance of light and color, Ken will show you how to bring your paintings to life while using your own personal vision and experiences. Comprehensive portrait and figure painting will be featured in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to work with your own personal favorite subject matter as well as reference photos provided by the instructor. There will be daily demos and plenty of one-on-one instruction for all who desire.

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