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Watercolor workshop offered in Alexandria

Watercolorist Kathy Braud will teach a two-day watercolor workshop March 18-19. She will teach some of the methods she uses in her own artwork, including in this watercolor painting titled Dancers Spring Glitz. (Contributed)

The Brush and Palette Club of Alexandria will present a watercolor painting workshop, “Make Some Bright Happy Paintings,” on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 2210 6th Avenue, Alexandria.

The workshop will be taught by professional watercolorist Kathy Braud of Little Falls.

In the workshop, Braud will demonstrate the use of watercolors and elegant writer pens to create free-flowing paintings. The workshop will focus on drawing and design, as well as featuring the use of positive and negative painting.

In the last stage of painting, Braud will demonstrate how to use gouache to ground certain areas by changing the paint opacity and create pastel colors.

Time will be allotted on the second day to finish the paintings. Demonstrations will be held at intervals throughout the day.

Participants are allowed to use any professional brand or size of watercolor paper.

Braud will provide reference pictures for winter style florals. Attendees may also bring their own outside winter floral references.

Braud loves to use vibrant colors and dramatic value contrasts to explore the boundary between realism and abstraction. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects such as flowers, landscapes and even angry fish.

Braud belongs to the Red River Water Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and she participates in art shows, exhibitions and public displays throughout the state.

For more information, contact JoAnn Almich at (602)743-0104.

To view Braud’s artwork, visit