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Pouring Your Art Out Workshop

Presented by Music City Arts Network at Plaza Art, Nashville TN

Mar 08 - 10 2019
Pouring Your Art Out Workshop

Award-winning artist/instructor Gail McDaniel will return to Nashville this spring to teach a new three-day workshop on brushless watercolor painting. The “Pouring Your Art Out” workshop will be offered to beginning, intermediate and advanced artists.

The artist/instructor, who taught and painted in Franklin for more than 20 years, will show attendees how to create glowing watercolor paintings by pouring pigments in primary colors without the use of brushes and palette knives. The course is structured to serve artists at all skill levels, from the very raw beginner to the most advanced. McDaniel will close each session with individual critiques. “Have you ever wanted to set your brushes aside and just have the freedom to pour your watercolor pigments across the watercolor paper?” asked McDaniel, who now teaches and paints near Griffin, Georgia, south of Atlanta. “This is a chance for artists to release that child within them.”

McDaniel explained that brushless watercolor paintings are achieved by using only the three primary colors. As one pours, transparent veils of watercolor pigments flow to produce glowing paintings, resulting in an exciting “finale.” The paints seem to have minds of their own. As the primary triad mixes on the white paper, the paints create luminous, secondary colors that capture light. “That is part of the magic of this special technique,” McDaniel noted. “Artists won’t be using brushes and palette knives. They can learn a technique that, at first glance, seems quite impossible. This fun activity allows you to work on two paintings at once, pouring one while allowing the other to dry.”

Image: A sample of one of McDaniel’s Brushless Watercolor Paintings titled “Garlic Shadows”.


$195/Tuition (For all three days of training)

Because space is limited to 20 participants, reservations are required. Attendees are eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on the purchase of art supplies from Plaza Artist Materials.
For more information or to register, contact the artist by phone at (678) 603-1502 or send an inquiry to

Contact: (678) 603-1502


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Plaza Art

633 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: SoBro)