Foundations of Watercolor

Thursday, Jul 20 thru Saturday, Jul 22

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

159 Chestnut St.

$175 members/$195 non members. Deadline to register is Wednesday July 5th


A Three-day workshop by Dwight Rose

July 20, 21, 22, 2017

10:30AM-1:00PM, 2:00PM -4:30PM Daily

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Let veteran teacher and master watercolorist, Dwight Rose, guide you through this multi-level watercolor workshop. Through his patient, clear and effective teaching style, Dwight has helped hundreds of students get started in watercolor and provided many new techniques to intermediate and advanced painters alike. You will leave with many fundamental skills to build upon.

This workshop covers three days of multiple demonstrations and provided inspirations to work from. Totaling more than 15 hours of instruction, delivering fundamental techniques and concepts through specific exercises designed to give you the right tools to achieve success in watercolor. Painters may follow along with Dwight as he demonstrates the creation of simple landscapes and elements such as skies, trees and water. As you follow along, not only will you create beautiful landscape paintings of your own, but you will develop skills that can be applied to any subject. A still life subject will be arranged for reference also.

A generous amount of time will be set aside for questions and to give constructive feedback on your work.  Specific assignments will be suggested to target your practice in effective ways to maximize your growth. 


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Cancellation Policy

An 80% refund will be issued if participant cancels one week prior to the event. For cancellations made less than one week prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.

About the Instructor

Dwight Rose is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design earning a BFA degree in painting. He went on to teach both in Ringling’s degree and community art programs. He also taught at VCU School of the Arts in Qatar.

Rose has traveled internationally and painted scenes from Jamaica, USA, India, Thailand, Russia, China, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, and Greece. He currently resides and has a studio in Spartanburg, S.C.

Rose is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Spartanburg Artist Guild, a member in excellence of the SC Watermedia Society and part of a 12-member group of artist called Southern Exposure.  Rose currently conducts workshops and classes for the Ringling College of Art and Design and the Greenville Center for The Creative Arts. He also teaches watercolor painting for the Art School at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg SC.

Rose currently shows his work at the Aiken Center for The Creative Arts and the Art Lounge in Spartanburg SC.

Over his 30-year career Rose has won numerous awards and his work has been included in many collections. International organizations collecting his work include Exxon-Mobile, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar National Bank, Qatar General Tourism Authority, the Petroleum Technology Co. all in Qatar and the Kybele Hotel in Istanbul Turkey. Some of the organizations in the United States that have his work are the City of Greer in South Carolina, Meybohm Realtors Aiken, SC, Motte & Sons Distillery in Spartanburg SC, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Shelton Group of Companies and Wake Forest University all in North Carolina. Additionally, SunTrust Bank Sarasota, the Sarasota YMCA, Peoples Employment Exchange, and the Sarasota Wellness Center all in Florida.

Private collectors include the Associate Dean of Cornell University Medical College, Provost Jeffery Barker and Brant Bynum VP for Academic Affairs both at Converse College Spartanburg SC.

His ShowsDwight Rose has participated in many groups and one man shows over the years. On March 25th to April 28th 2017 USC Aiken Etherredge Center Art Gallery will host an exhibition of Rose’s paintings. Also at The West Main Artist Cooperative Rose will hand a show titled “Many Moods in Watercolor”, Opening date is January 19th and ends February 11th.

In 2016 the Aiken Center for the Creative Arts hosted a group of five artists where Rose’s paintings were included in a one-month themed show. Also in 2016 The Milliken Gallery at Converse College a watercolor show titled “Complete Transparency” where Rose was featured among three upstate SC artists. In 2015 the Peacock Gallery at the Middle Georgia State University hosted a one-man show of recent works. A Rose’s watercolor was one of the selected pieces from the Carolinas for the 2014 Pickens County Museum’s 35 Annual Juried Artist exhibition. In 2014 his work was also included in a show of area artist at The Carolina Gallery located in Spartanburg SC. At The Union County Arts Council annual juried show 2014 the first prize Arthur State Bank Award was awarded to Rose’s piece titled “Momenvasi”.

He also had two one man shows in 2013. They were at Gallery East in Spartanburg SC and the Painters and Sculptures Gallery in Tryon NC. Both shows featured works depicting various locations he traveled regionally and internationally. From 2009 - 2015 his work has been included in SC Statewide traveling shows sponsored by the SC Watermedia Society. Exhibiting locations have included the Florence Museum of Art Science and History, Lynda English Gallery, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence Little Theatre, Francis Marion University, Black Creek Arts Center, Chameleon Art Gallery, Birds of a Feather, and Feury Fine Arts, Sumter County Gallery of Art, Barnwell Museum, Hartsville Museum, Colleton County Museum and Aiken Center for the Arts. In 2013 The Union County Arts Council Juried show saw Roses watercolor again included and being an award winner.

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg exhibited in 2010 “Portraits of the World,” a collection of watercolors by Dwight Rose, at the Guild Gallery in the Chapman Cultural Center.

For the 2010 & 2009 season saw another successful inclusion of Rose’s work in the Spartanburg Guild’s members show. These shows were held at the Carolina Gallery and at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Greensville SC Artistsphere Spring art festivals 2016 & 2009-2010 juried invitational has seen Rose’s work selected in their group exhibitions.

He also had a one-man show in the summer of 2007 at the GoNE Gallery Inc. in Monson Massachusetts. This show featured images of the Middle East where some of these images were earlier depicted in a self-published book, which was printed in the summer of 2006.

In 2003 Rose had a one-man show titled “Visions of Turkey” at the Kebele Galley in Istanbul Turkey.