Keiko Tanabe


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Workshop & Demonstration with Keiko Tanabe


  "No Fear" Aproach to Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe

3 days

Monday - Wednesday

January 8 -10, 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm


Intermediate - Advanced skill level


WORKSHOP ALMOST FULL - TWO spaces left call  914-365-2032


Demonstration: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 1-3pm, $20m/$25nm


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Watercolor could be the most exciting medium but is often said to be more unforgiving or difficult than other mediums.  This workshop is for those who refuse to believe that myth and are determined to have fun without struggling too much.


Through small studies and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko explains her methods and techniques that students will apply to their class work.  She also shares her decision-making process that enables students to understand key elements and how to make them work in a painting. Keiko will demonstrate her no-fear approach to uncover the mechanism of fear that is associated with dealing with watercolor.  Each demo is an example of how to take the initial inspiration to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and in content. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere.


Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior, which will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational and impressionistic. The introduction touches upon the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. The areas of topic covered in the workshop include: tonal value studies, a preliminary drawing and planning, how to edit complex visual information, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of dark and light values, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.


Keiko will do two demonstrations a day.  There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis.  A class critique will be conducted at the end of each day.



January 8-10, 2018

WORKSHOP ALMOST FULL - 1 space left call 914-365-2032





January 7, 2018


$20 Members/$25 Non-members/Free to workshop participants



 About the Artist:

imageKeiko Tanabe was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  She embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications.  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad since 2011.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society.

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