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The Hot Springs Cultural Alliance and HSU-Hot Springs Academic Initiatives will offer artists a unique workshop opportunity to be taught by internationally acclaimed pen and ink artist Gary Simmons and nationally recognized watercolorist Richard Stephens, who will team-teach a three-day workshop "From Design to Drawing to Painting."

The workshop is set for July 25-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a break for lunch, in The Landmark Building, 201 Market St.

The three-day workshop will center on the importance of preliminary value sketches and basic drawing skills as preparation to the actual painting. Both artists agree that drawing is a major problem for painters working in any medium, but especially watercolor. Simmons will lead this aspect of the workshop.

Stephens will lead the painting stage of the workshop, helping students translate their value sketches and contour drawings into finished watercolors. The objective is to provide several sequences of drawing and then painting in order to reinforce the skills and relationships between these two stages of creating a painting. Lots of one-on-one assistance and input will be offered by both instructors as students work on the projects.

The cost to participate is $225. Artists must provide their own supplies, but a supply and materials list will be available at sign up. This workshop is a part of the "Teachers Are Artists Too!" art exhibit at The Landmark Building.

Online registration for the workshop can be found on the HSACA website at Email Donna Dunnahoe at or call 501-545-0534 for more information.

Entertainment on 07/05/2018

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