Instructor Chris Leeper
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date August 25, 2018
End Date August 26, 2018
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center



A watercolor workshop with Chris Leeper

AUGUST 25-26, 2018

Member: $250               Non-Member: $300

Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. This workshop will take on the daunting problem of the green landscapes by exploring color mixing (especially green) and strategies to create dynamic landscape paintings.

Topics explored include:

  • Technique fundamentals (Things I wish I knew 25 years ago)
  • The first half-hour of a painting (Make it or break it)
  • Values (Why value is more important than color in your painting)
  • Understanding basic color theory to improve color mixing (Spend more time painting and less time mixing colors)
  • Understanding color temperature, intensity and value (The key to becoming a color master)

Composition (If it feels right, it probably is right)


Chris Leeper Biography:

Christopher Leeper is a realist painter working in all mediums. His award-winning work has been shown in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the country.

He has illustrated four children’s books and has written and illustrated the book Realism in Watermedia, North Light. His work has also been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Plein Air Magazine, Ohio Magazine and Splash 14 (North Light).

A popular instructor, he teaches numerous workshops each year. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society and is past president of the Ohio Watercolor Society.

You can see his work at

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