By Morgan Murphy
For the Opelika Observer
Artist Iain Stewart will be returning to his hometown of Opelika for a three-day Watercolor Workshop beginning May 2.
The workshop will be held at The Bottling Plant Event Center on 614 N Railroad Ave. and will have a fee of $375 per person.
Stewart will guide the students through the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative way. It will be an introduction to his water-color techniques where the class will work through the basics and then apply those to create a scene.
The class will begin with graphite sketches and work through the ideas of composition, value and critique to create a road map to improve the student’s skills before the steps to completing a watercolor painting are revealed.
“The main goal in this is to give any student a working base of knowledge that they can repeat on their own to begin to tackle any subject that they like” said Stewart.
There are two spots left for this event, but Stewart will be holding another workshop in the fall at Lake Martin.
For more information on this event and to keep up with Stewart, visit stewartwatercolors.com.