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3-DAY WORKSHOP!: The Pillars of Watercolor with ALVARO CASTAGNET. April 23-25, 2018. 10am-4:30pm


#2: 3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
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Monday-Wednesday, April 23-25, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

#1: 3-DAY WORKSHOP: $375
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Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ALVARO CASTAGNET was born in Montevideo, in the beautiful South American country of Uruguay. His early interest in art was cultivated mainly by his father, who sent him to the National School of Art in Montevideo at a very young age where he was taught by Professor Esteban Garino. Castagnet carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor.

Castagnet migrated to Australia in 1983, and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. Alvaro Castagnet is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English and currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. Castagnet has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985, and has been recognised with dozens of awards over the last 30 years.

Castagnet writes articles for many international artist publications worldwide. Alvaro travels around the world, painting, demonstrating, lecturing, and judging art competitions also guest-attending exhibitions of his work. He is the author of the out-of-print, “Watercolor Painting with Passion” & “Painting with Passion – Beyond Technique” books. Alvaro is featured in innumerable art books, videos, DVDs and acclaimed international art publications.His main studio is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. He lives with his wife, Ana Maria & their teenagers sons, Gaston & Calvin.

  ** French Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue. Cerulean Blue, Winsor Red, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Hansa Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Pyrrol Red, Neutral Tint
  ** Titanium White (Daniel Smith), Jaune Brilliant #1 (Holbein), Lavender (Holbein), Brown Madder, Viridian, Cobalt Teal Blue (Daniel Smith), Pyrrol Orange (Daniel Smith)
  ** Please bring the best you can afford. Alvaro will try to bring some to the workshop.
  ** Preferable, round big, MOP shape and pointed brushes sable or squirrel (not synthetic!). (Suggested: Alvaro’s Signature Brushes made of Premier Squirrel hair, soft and very absorbent, with long handles. # 10, 6, 4, 2, 0 and 00)
  ** 1 rigger or needle point for fine details and lines (like Alvaro’s #8)
  ** Small synthetic brushes # 4, 5, 6 (for fine detail work) or 8,10 & 12 (Alvaro’s Escoda Set)
  ** For workshops, it is best to use from 1/4 to 1/2 sheet size, but of course, you can paint, in any size you feel comfortable. Alvaro will demonstrate in 1/2 sheets.
  ** Arches, Saunders Waterford or Fabriano 300 grams / 140 pound Rough texture
  ** Some smooth paper for charcoal sketches.
  ** Paper sizes Alvaro uses: 1/2 imperial = 56x38cms. 1/4 imperial = 38x28cms. Panoramic= 56x19cms

  ** Sponges, towel, tissues, water container, masking tape, 2b –6b pencil, charcoal sticks, water spray bottle, hair dryer, Painting boards & light-weight easel for outdoor painting (weather permitted). And lots of good sense of humor!!

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