Philadelphia Water Color Society

Pushing the limits of Watercolor Demo with Deena Ball, Past President, PWCS

  • January 09, 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • online zoom
  • 9


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How can one push the limits of watercolor in new ways and with new materials. Deena S. Ball ’s studio work has been centering around the idea of creating different unique surfaces to paint on.  This demonstration will explore creating a textured ground and then painting it with layers of watercolor, watercolor crayon and watercolor pencil.  Learn to creatively use Daniel Smith’s gold and pearlescent watercolor grounds along with transparent, opaque and primatek colors to create glowing watercolor paintings. 

Deena Ball's Teaching Artist's Statement

Teaching Artist Statement -  

Through her own work with experimental watercolors she presents the viewer with the beauty and fragility of our natural landscape. In her paintings, she is constantly testing new materials and techniques, incorporating textural elements such as gesso, and trying different types of paper. In the classroom whether working with paint, clay, or recycled materials she encourages students to engage in outside-the-box thinking and reimagine how their materials might be used to create art. She has experience teaching the full range of art mediums, including printmaking and graphic design, but she is most at home teaching drawing and painting. She enjoys teaching a wide range of ages, from toddlers to adults, and she has experience working with specialized populations including adults suffering from traumatic brain injuries, students with autism spectrum disorder, and disadvantaged youth. Students depart her classes and workshops with not just a pretty object in hand, but a greater appreciation of the visual subtleties in their environment and confidence in themselves as creative individuals.

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