Monsoon watercolor by Uma Kelkar.

What’s Up With Trees?

Take a fresh and bold approach to painting trees.

Online Workshop with Uma Kelkar Saturday, December 4, 10am–12:15pm Pacific

We often undervalue ubiquitous features like trees in our practice, but it's often these elements that hold our compositions together, make paintings feel real, and create mood and atmosphere.

With artist and engineer Uma Kelkar, we'll start by painting individual trees in a fresh but realistic manner, followed by tree studies in warm and cool colors. We'll finish the workshop by practicing tree motifs and ideas for incorporating them into your own compositions at home.

Uma says, “Come to enjoy the process. Stay for a new friendship with your tools.”

Saturday, December 4, 10am–12:15pm Pacific

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What to expect

This is a live workshop that will take place on Zoom. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask the instructor questions and connect with your fellow classmates. After the workshop, we’ll provide you with a recording to review on your own time.

We’ll be in touch the week of the workshop with instructions for connecting and additional information. Please remember to set a reminder for yourself, and adjust for your timezone. Tickets are non-refundable, but we may be able to transfer your ticket to another student if there is a wait list.

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Portrait of watercolor artist Uma Kelkar.

About Uma

Uma Kelkar, NWS, CSPWC is an international instructor who teaches watercolor, digital, charcoal and experiments with several other media like oil, gouache and ink. She is known for her direct watercolor paintings though she finds this fame befuddling because she draws a lot but is not known for her pencil work. Uma enjoys painting large with large brushes and enjoys touching the paper least number of times for most effect.

You can see more of Uma’s work on her website, on Instagram, and on Facebook.