watercolor: a memoir
instructed by janet mego
This class will tap into a memory as a prompt to create a watercolor capturing the essence of that memory. In effect, the painting will become a memoir: a landscape, a person-scape perhaps; the possibilities are endless. Instructed by Janet Mego, this class will be held from 9 AM-12 PM on June 12-13, 2021 in the Georgine Clarke Building. This class is for participants 18+ with basic watercolor experience. All students are responsible for providing their own supplies, listed below.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 10 students, and all appropriate COVID protocols will be followed.
Dates: June 12-13, 2021
Times: Saturday, June 12, 2021: 9am-12pm; Sunday, June 13, 2021: 9am-12pm
Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom
A Writing Journal
A Good Eraser
Strathmore (or similar name brand) Watercolor paper or pad
3-6 Watercolor Brushes of varying sizes
A set of Watercolors
This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, with additional programming support from the Alabama Humanities Alliance.
Meet the Instructor
I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.
After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.