Instructor Chris Leeper
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date October 13, 2017
End Date October 14, 2017
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


October 13-14, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Watermedia Workshop with Chris Leeper

Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. Color and design concepts will be discussed, as well as specific watercolor techniques.
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 Watercolor Workshop Supply List 2017

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


* Payment in full is due 14 days prior to workshop start date

* All deposits are non-refundable unless workshop is canceled by CVAC

* Refunds, less deposit, will not be issued for attendee cancelations 14 days prior to the workshop start date

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