2018 Spring Workshop: Jeannie McGuire 



Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM MDT
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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Sons of Utah Pioneers Hall 
3301 E. Louise Ave (2920 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT, UT 84109

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Julie Ickes 
Utah Watercolor Society 

Jeannie McGuire

An intuitive approach to character development of faces and figures


About the Workshop

Jeannie McGuire will encourage and challenge artists to communicate a story or feeling in their paintings to create strong figurative works of art in watercolor. Through demonstrations, candid conversation and individual time Jeannie shares her painting style and thoughts as well as the versatility of watercolor when employing a higher ratio of pigment to water. Her workshop will focus on; absorbing the viewer by developing emotion and movement; intertwining figurative subjects with their background; seeing natural design in reference materials; exploring the impact of cropping and the placement of contrast; and most importantly a purpose for creating art in your unique style. Jeannie hopes to inspire individual expression and encourage students to go beyond their current work level and aspire to create exhibition quality works.



Register Now! 

Registration will be open to UWS Members only until March 1st, then will open to non-members. Reserve your spot now. The workshop is filling fast!

May 7-May 11, 2018
9am-4pm each day (1 hour lunch)

Logan-Cache Valley Chapter May 4-5, 2018

Make sure your 2017-2018 UWS Membership Dues are paid before you register!! Click here to renew your membership or to join UWS. (You must be a Utah resident to join.) 

Workshop Fee (UWS Members) $495
Workshop Fee (Non-Members) $595 


NOTE: Light snacks will be provided. Each student is responsible for providing their own lunch each day. Students may stay to work on their paintings during lunch if desired.

About Jeannie McGuire
Jeannie McGuire, aws

Jeannie McGuire, a Pittsburgh-based artist, strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Situations and human character are communicated in such works as "Kenneth," the American Watercolor Society's 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.  Her work has been described as a brilliant combination of emotion, movement, natural design, and sheer artistry that has been expanded upon from her days as a commercial graphic designer and photographer.  Impressionistic in nature with an identifiable subject, her strong, figurative approaches are unique in more ways than one.  As is the case, her works have been displayed and awarded on an International level including invitational exhibitions in the USA, China, France and Italy and a feature exhibition in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene Oregon, as well as represented in numerous art magazines.  McGuire further dedicates herself to her craft by instructing figurative design watercolor workshops in an effort to encourage fellow artists.  Professional organizations include the American Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and various small groups of collaborative artists.

"People love telling me how they feel about my art and I am grateful for the connection we have."


Important Information

Payment and Cancellation Policies 
Full payment is required to reserve your workshop space

Refund Policy
The UWS has no refund policy for all workshops. It is the responsibility of the registrant to find a replacement should that become necessary. The workshop coordinator can help by giving you a list of possible names IF the owrkshop has a waiting list. If you have questions, contact the workshop coordinator, Julie Ickes, at utahjewels@hotmail.com.

Online Payment
Online payments will be processed via PayPal only. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the system. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. Just choose the "pay with a credit or debit card" option after clicking the PayPal link.

Check Payment
An additional $5 check-processing fee will be assessed if paying by check. The UWS must receive your check payment before a seat can be reserved. Make out check for $500 (UWS Members) or $600 (Non-Members), payable to Utah Watercolor Society. Mail checks to Julie Ickes. Contact Julie for address. utahjewels@hotmail.com.