Robert Yonke works out of two studios, one in Pittsburgh, PA & the other in Swanton, MD. He works mostly in watercolor and focuses on subjects he loves, such as music, the mountains & the outdoors. Noted for his loose style with watercolors, Robert's art has been shown in many galleries throughout the region. He is a member of the Garrett County Arts Council, The Pittsburgh Watercolor..
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Mercersburg Academy where I spoke with students in visual arts classes.
The school, located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, provides a great environment for students to pursue most art media, with well-equipped studios and a good selection of classes. Art classes are held in Burgin Center for the Arts at the school. There is some excellent work on display in the Center as well.
The students were engaged and I really enjoyed interacting with them. Thanks to hosting teacher Sydney Caretti and her students for welcoming me.
Watercolor painting on canvas is exciting, liberating, rewarding, fun and yet challenging at the same time. During this 2 day workshop, we will recreate the excitement of that very first painting regardless of the experience level. Artists of all levels are led through the challenges with direction and exercises spawned from hands-on experience. While the workshop's primary focus is watercolor, students are encouraged to use multiple materials which might classify your finished work as "mixed media". Areas of activity include construction of a substrate, preparation of the surface, application techniques, painting design, mixing media, stretching the imagination, preserving the painting along with framing and hanging.
Join in on the fun to learn new ways to use watercolor!
Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Students should bring a brown-bag lunch.
The workshop is $125 and registration can be found here.
"Moorings", shown above, is an example of putting watercolor to canvas.
"Passages", as a show theme, is an opportunity for me to show the evolution of my journey through visual arts. The show will feature new work along with selections of art that represent the different types of work I've created in the past.
Through the years, I've enjoyed experimenting and challenging myself by adding different substances and substrates into my practice. This show gives me an opportunity to share this progression.
I will also be presenting a "Watercolor on Canvas" class on September 12 and 13 at the Gallery. More information on this class will be posted here soon.