Brenda Will Kidera Fine Art

Workshops

I am fortunate to be able to combine my love of painting, teaching and traveling by offering workshops around the country. I’ve been conducting workshops and teaching classes for many years, covering a variety of subject matter and mediums, and working with artists of all levels. Step-by-step demonstrations, discussions on design and technique, and one-on-one interaction are integral parts of these classes.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

2019 Winter Workshops at The Columbia Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045, 410-730-0075
Registration begins November 19th.

Pen & Ink with Watercolor ~ Great for Travel Journaling!

Join me for this popular, fun, two-day workshop. Learn how to work with pen and ink with watercolor washes to produce small, lively, casual paintings. This class is great for those of you who already enjoy or would like to learn travel journaling. Reference materials will be supplied. Learn how to make even poor travel photos into beautiful small color sketches. There will be step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction. Knowledge of elementary watercolor is necessary. Reference materials fee is due at the first class.  There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch or plan to grab a bite to eat nearby. Supply list will be provided.

Friday-Saturday, January 25-26, 10am-4pm (two sessions)
$240 CA members/Columbia Cardholders plus $8 Reference Fee
$250 non-members plus $8 Reference Fee

Painting the Landscape in Oil or Acrylic
Landscape painting is very challenging. There is a wealth of information out there staring back at you. The questions are, What do I keep? What do I throw out? How do I make that into a good composition? This class will break down the landscape into manageable pieces, discuss how to layer your way from background to foreground, and introduce a wide variety of techniques to paint the landscape effectively. We will also discuss painting outdoors – “plein air.” Composition, the importance of values, and lessons on mixing your colors will be covered. There will be step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Brief knowledge of painting your medium is helpful. Reference materials fee is due at the first class.  There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch or plan to grab a bite to eat nearby. Supply list will be provided.

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 10am-4pm (two sessions)
$240 CA members/Columbia Cardholders plus $8 Reference Fee
$250 non-members plus $8 Reference Fee


Delaware Watercolor Society – Approach to Still Life
To register, please visit:
www.delawarewatercolorsociety.org/workshops

Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
2 1/2 Days (Half day Sunday)
The Glade Clubhouse
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Early Registration – $250 DWS Registration after September 15 – $275 Non-members – $300 This 2 and one-half day workshop is designed for artists of all levels. Brenda will provide step by step demonstrations, discussions on design and technique and one on one interaction. The information and techniques learned will easily translate beyond still life to all your works.


 

great_blue_heron_brendakidera_watercolor_11x15_largeShorebirds in Watercolor at Millsboro Art League

Friday thru Sunday, April 20-22, 2018
Sat/Sun 9:30am – 4:00pm; Sun 9:30-12:30
Millsboro Art League
203 Main Street, Millsboro, DE
Art League: 302-934-6440
millsboroartleague@gmail.com
$220 Members • $250 Non-Members

The workshop will take the fear out of painting birds by logically and methodically breaking down the painting process. Designed for both beginners and more experienced artists! Paying close attention to detail, learn how to render the form of a shore bird convincingly, from its feathers to its feet. Learn new techniques and color theory. Demonstrations, step-by-step instruction and one-on-one attention will be provided. I will supply reference materials.


 

miriam_brendakidera_11x8_watercolor_largePainting Portraits in Watercolor
April 23, 24, 25, 2016
The Art League Of Ocean City
Center for the Arts
Ocean City, MD
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
$265 Members/$330 Non-Members

 

 



great_blue_heron_brendakidera_watercolor_11x15_largePainting Shore Birds in Watercolor

September 19-20, 2015
The Art League Of Ocean City
Center for the Arts
Ocean City, MD
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 


 

SophiePainting Pets in Watercolor
June 6, 2015
Annapolis Watercolor Club
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
710 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, Md 21401

 


 

Watercolor Crash Course – Two Day Workshop
Class will include a tour the Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibit, on view June 3 – July 1.
Monday & Tuesday, June 8th & June 9th
9:30am-3:30pm
BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
www.blackrockcenter.org
240-912-1050


 

Lavender & RedAnnapolis Watercolor Club
Portrait Demonstration
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Maryland Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

 

 

 


 

Workshops in Watercolor:

Portraits, Landscape, Street Scenes, Floral, Close Focus, Still Life, Crystal, Wildlife

Workshops in Acrylic:

Landscape, Wildlife

Workshops in Oil:

Portrait, Still Life, Landscape, Floral, Wildlife

 

Some recent workshops, demonstrations and speaking engagements include:

 

Testimonials

Brenda is a fabulous workshop instructor, exceptionally well prepared with a thorough knowledge of her subject. She presented frequent demonstrations which were accompanied by wonderful staged samples of her work. Brenda created a warm and enjoyable learning environment and gave freely of herself as she provided multiple assessments of students’ work. The workshop was not only a sellout but an overwhelming, unanimous success judging from the comments we received from the students.

Elizabeth Collard, BWS, PVW
President, Delaware Watercolor Society


The class and instructor were excellent.  Loved the instructor – very organized, comfortable, cheerful, pleasant, friendly.  Much knowledge shared on subject including info on taking good photographs to use for subject reference.  Information was very clear and presented in an easy to understand method.  It was easy to follow the instructor and I didn’t feel rushed or stressed.  Very  hands on with students.  Best class I have taken.

– G.C.


I loved watching her paint, watching how she handled water on her brush and on the paper—I learned so much from her technique.  She is very encouraging and gives positive suggestions.  Her explanations as she worked were very helpful.

– L.H.


Wonderful presentation and great knowledge.  Layered technique is easy to understand.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to paint portraits, but this class has shown me that I do have the potential!

– Anon.

 

 

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