Put Your Best (Workshop) Foot Forward

  • Bring binoculars so you can see from farther back, or use the telephoto lens on your camera.
  • Wait for instructions before you stake out your space and set up your stuff.
  • Be a sponge. Go with a positive, constructive attitude of openness, and a willingness to share and explore.
  • Don’t be a squeaky wheel. No whining or making excuses.
  • Remember, this is a group class, not a private one. Everyone needs to see and compromise a little. Be aware of others’ needs.

Before becoming a successful oil painter and then a watercolorist, Fred Chilton was a sign painter, a graphic designer and a photographer. The Las Cruces, New Mexico, artist is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and his works have won numerous awards and appeared in many solo and juried exhibitions, such as at the American Watercolor Society, The Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio), and The Salmagundi Club and Allied Artists of America in New York City. His work has also appeared in such magazines as Watercolor Magic and in the book Contemporary Western Artists, published by Southwest Art.

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