OXFORD — Internationally known artist/instructor Tony Couch has been invited to conduct a four day watercolor painting workshop in Oxford, July 18-21.
The workshop will be held at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Tuition for the event is $450; reservations are on a first-come basis. The workshop sessions begin each morning at 9 a.m., when Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints.
Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design – including color and composition – will be presented in the afternoon of the first day.
Couch received a bachelor degree in art from the University of Tampa, and did further work at Pratt Institute in New York, while an artist for Associated Press. Then for years he was a freelance illustrator while studying watercolor painting with Edgar A. Whitney, ANA.
He has written three books on watercolor. His first, titled “Watercolor: You Can Do It!” was published by Northlight Publishing, went through five printings and became Northlight’s all time bestselling book on painting. It has been the textbook for several college art departments and has been translated into Chinese for markets overseas.
A follow-up book on technique was published by the same publisher. It went through three printings and was translated into Japanese for that market. A third book, on design, titled “Tony Couch’s Keys To Successful Painting” was also published by Northlight.
Couch’s watercolor instruction articles have appeared in “Palette Talk,” “American Artist,” “Australian Artist,” “Northlight” “Watercolor Magic” and “The Artist” magazines. His work is included in 12 art instruction articles and publications by other artists in the us, Australia and the UK. He has produced 10 “how to” videos and DVDs, some of which are used in colleges and in various state educational systems.. He conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Couch has been elected to membership in the Academic Artists Assn., Allied Artists of America, The Hudson Valley Art Assn., Knickerbocker Artists, Aalmagundi Club, Society of Marine Painters, Watercolor West, the Pittsburgh, Georgia and Southern Watercolor Societies, as well as Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Whiskey Painters of America. He has won over 70 national awards and his work has been included in three annual exhibitions of the National Academy of Design. Anyone 18 or older is eligible to enroll. There are no prerequisites and the group will be made up of beginners, students, hobbyists and professional artists.
The Oxford Community Arts Center is located at 10 South College Avenue, in Oxford. For additional information contact the Art Center at [email protected] or 513-524-8506, or visit the website www.oxarts.org.