Victorian Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators



Two day workshop:

Non members $ 100/ Members $90

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Explore and learn valuable watermedia methods from the 19th century in this double-session, unique workshop! Tom Sarmo presents a useful and fascinating variety of historic-but-fresh approaches that will expand your knowledge of painting and illustrating using watercolor, body color, and ink techniques.

Tom Sarmo is a professional illustrator and artist; his commissioned works and paintings are in public and private collections across the United States. He teaches art and illustration techniques in a variety of workshops and is a dedicated Victorian era geek.

Day One (May 7th): 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Overview: An Historical Perspective
  • Golden Age Illustrators: Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Edmund Dulac
  • Demonstrations: Techniques of the Illustrators
  • Pen and Ink
  • “Tinted Drawing”
  • Full-color Watercolor

Day Two (May 14th): 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Overview: An Historical Perspective
  • “New School” Watercolorists: Fred Wilson, William Henry Hunt, and Helen   Allingham. Plus Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s use of Gum Arabic
  • Demonstrations: Watercolor Techniques of the “New School”
  • Tinted ground
  • Body Colour
  • Hatching/Stippling
  • Gum Arabic