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Spring 2019 Workshop with Pat Dews

May 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


This Spring’s Watercolor Workshop, “ABSTRACTING NATURE”, will be held at Marienthal Country Inn, 5107 Langford Road in Eden, NY, May 13 – 17, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.  

The workshop is full! Registration is complete.

About the 5 day Workshop “ABSTRACTING NATURE”:

For Pat design is everything as she creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and
canvas. The design elements: shape, texture, line, space, value and color translate what she
sees in nature. Being an intuitive painter, she delights in showing students how they also can
transform realistic imagery into well composed abstractions.

Pat will cover design elements and numerous painting techniques to help attendees learn how to create exciting and meaningful abstracts in watermedia.

We will use watercolor, acrylics and inks, as well as collage pieces, gesso, alcohol, etc. to cover such techniques as masking, spraying dripping, transfers, texturing and sgrafitto.

The daily schedule will include design talks, demonstrations, video presentations and critiques. There will be plenty of time to work on your own unique paintings (no clones) and try new techniques. Many of Pat’s students sayhow their work has grown and they will never work the same way again.


Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Collage Society and the New Jersey Water Color Society.

Dews creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and canvas.  She paints the abstract essence of nature.  The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, crumbled walls, rusty objects are translated into richly layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated.  Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms, transparent and opaque paint – all held together by a basic abstract underlying shape.  It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value which produces her award-winning paintings.  

Dews’ painting, “Overpass” received Second Place in the 33rdAnnual Artist’s Magazine Abstract/Experimental category. Pat received The  Mary Bryan Memorial Medal at the 150thAmerican Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2017, the Paul B. Remmey, AWS, Memorial Award at the 148thAmerican Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2015, the Edgar Whitney Memorial Award at the 149thAmerican Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2016 and the China Zou Yinong Silver Award – China/NWS Small Image Exhibition, 2016. Dews’ paintings were represented in the 2015 Small Image Exchange Exhibition and the 2015 Shenzhen International Biennial Exhibition, China.

Pat is the author of [the painter’s workshop] Creative Composition & Design, 2003 (ebook), and Creative Discoveries in Watermedia,1998, published by North Light Books.  Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications. Dews’ videos, Designing Great Starts with Texture and Formand Let’s Get Started Finishingare available through Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

Pat is an enthusiastic, popular instructor, teaching workshops internationally. Dews has acted as juror for both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Pat lives in Hobe Sound, Florida and spends summers in Southold, New York.

E-mail: PatDews@aol.com    Web Site: www.patdews.com



May 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am
May 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Marienthal Country Inn
5107 Langford Road
Eden, NY 14057 United States
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