Event Phone: 276.236.3500
- Story Telling Illustration with Watercolor | Teen with Donna Godwin
July 17, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Storytelling Illustration with Watercolor | Teen
Instructor: Donna Godwin
Date: Saturday, July 17
Class Fee: $20 includes materials
In this class you will learn how to tell your story through using your imagination with drawing and watercolors. I will guide you through the process and you will discover the colorful fun and play in learning how to “ spin your tale” on paper!
You will learn:
1: How to layout and design your story through planning/ illustrating / drawing.
2: Transfer your ideas to the watercolor paper
3. Add color to your illustrations using watercolor
About the Instructor: Donna Godwin
I am a self- taught painter of many mediums ranging from acrylic, watercolor and alcohol inks. My college background is in graphic layout, design, drawing and illustration. I put my degree on hold to become a Mom while continuing to learn, grow and practice my creativity over 35 years. At 59, I have developed my own colorful style and have created a large body of work on canvas and paper. My style is very intuitive and the work speaks for itself directly to the heart. Each piece tells a visual story through color, shape, line, design. The message is HOPE and the story is for everyone.
My most recent work speaks to women to encourage them to find their own voice and use it. We are living in a time when we, as women, need to know our true self and find the message that lives within each of us. This piece is 24 x 36 and it is bold and carries a presence with it. The woman in this piece is Native American. Her face is filled with light and her mouth is open to speak. In the upper left corner is the word “ SPEAK” stenciled in the background. Behind the woman is the wind of the Spirit moving in the colors of purple, red, orange, and yellow. She is rising up from the mountain of her “home land” to come forward and speak. Her hair carries stars which speak of Hope and her hair is also connected to an eternal, hidden stream of life in the color of blue. This flows from her neck as small waves around her neckline leading into a waterfall that enters the hiddenness of the mountain. From there, it springs up on the other side and flows into her hair to release stars of Hope. Her body carries the imprint of the land in the shape of a butte, sky and clouds. The background of her clothing is a strong, brilliant blue that speaks of her strength. She wears earrings that are the earth, “she hears the earth and she speaks.” I have many other series of works that all tell the story of Hope.
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