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Doug Walton Watermedia Workshop Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

The Irving Art Association presents a five-day workshop with nationally recognized watermedia painter M. Douglas Walton on Oct. 29, 30, 31, Nov. 1 & Nov. 2, 2008. He has taught over 350 workshops in 22 states, and has studied with noted watercolorists Edgar Whitney, Robert E. Wood, and Milford Zornes.

The first Louisiana Tech University WATERCOLOR ENCOUNTER, under his direction was held in Ruston, Louisiana in August, 1977 and the twenty ninth annual WATERMEDIA ENCOUNTERS was held in the summer of 2005. The November 1978, ‘the first foreign JOURNEY ENCOUNTER under his directorship was conducted in Guatemala. And since then he has completedJOURNEYS in over 20 different countries worldwide.

Three feature articles. “Close Encounters with M. Douglas Walton: Discovering a Deeper level of Creativity” Spring 1991, “An Encounter with M. Douglas Walton: Building Self-Confidence,” Spring 1996, and “The Gifts of our Mentors,” Winter 1999, have been published in Watercolor and American Artist. His videos, “Beginning The Odyssey” and ‘The Odyssey Continues” are available worldwide. For more about Doug Walton see his website: mdouglaswalton.com

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Watermedia Encounters: The Encounters classes vary in length from a two day weekend session to a two week session that produces the most growth. In each of the Encounters you will be solving problems, exploring and expanding your individual creative processes to do work that is original and imaginative—not trite and mundane. The goal of these programs is to expose you, as an individual, to the beauty of creativity— your own— through lecture, demonstrations, critiques and individual instruction. These are not HOW TO workshops, but THINKING DESIGN ENCOUNTERS where you will experience GROWTH by changing your concepts.

Cost of 5 Day Workshop: $250 for IAA members; $275 for non members. Workshop Registration Participants may register from 1 to 5 days at $50—$55 per day. $70 deposit required to reserve space. Mail registration and non refundable deposit to IAA attn: Walton-Workshop – P.O. Box 153581 Irving, Texas 75015-3581. Make check payable to IAA (Irving Art Association). Get more information from the workshop brochure or call Mary Treadwell at 972.745.1700 or email mary@treadwell.biz.