POSTPONED - Fun Shop: All the Same (materials), All Different (results) with Peg Watkins

The March 18th Fun Shop with Peg Watkins has been postponed.

Lutheran Church of the Master
2617 South 114th Street - Omaha, NE
Members $4 / Non-Members $5 – Invite a friend to join in the fun!

Bring a snack to share – coffee/water is proviided.

Title: “ALL THE SAME (materials) ALL DIFFERENT (results)”
Instructor: Margaret (Peg) Watkins

By using the same colors and supplies letʼs see what this creative group can develop. Lesson will be based on abstract painting with an emphasis on color, line and texture. So leave your landscape, portrait and floral brains at home!

Every Painting Begins With a Great Abstract .... Bob Burridge

Supplies to Bring:

  • 4-5 painting surfaces at least 8”x8”. TO DO BEFORE CLASS: Gesso each piece with a base coat on the painting surfaces; let dry. Then paint each piece with one of the colors allowed (purple, red, lime, white or black). Each piece can be the same or a different color.
  • 1” paint brush: NO OTHER BRUSHES (howʼs that for messing with your comfort level)
  • 1” flat end putty knife (bent handle is best, but any kind will work)
  • 1 additional palette knife or popsicle sticks for mixing paint
  • Brayers: 1 soft, 1 harder
  • Squeegee: (old plastic gift/credit card works)
  • Thin kitchen sponge (4”x5”) cut in half, NOT ones with a scratchy side
  • Heavy/soft paper towels (I prefer the blue workshop ones)
  • Two medium sized water bowls
  • Something to mix paint on
  • Hair dryer to help dry paint between layers

*Acrylic Paints to Bring: NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED

  • white
  • black
  • purple
  • turquoise
  • lime green
  • red

About Peg Watkins

Peg Watkins holds undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts (thesis work in ceramics) and K-12 Education. She also earned a Masters Degree in Management. She has taught all areas of art in a school setting, as well as a recreational setting and worked for the Omaha Parks & Recreation Department for 27 years before retiring in 2007 to devote her efforts to her art.

Over the years, Peg has worked in a variety of media – thirty years hand building clay, over 16 years exploring glass fusion, and in 2011, she rediscovered her paint brush. After many years working with glass and clay she was anxious to see how that background could translate to acrylic and oil painting. She took a number of classes with Diane Lounsberry-Williams, and attended the 2017 Autumn Art Workshop in Aurora, taking a 5 day workshop with Joan Fullerton.

Peg joined Omaha Artists, Inc. in the spring of 2017 and has received a number of awards. She also received an Award of Excellence in the 2019 ANAC show. Peg entered one piece that received 1st place in an OAI show in the 2019 NE Biennial at the 1516 Gallery it was accepted and sold to National Indemnity. OAI also honored her with a scholarship that she used to purchase a USB cold wax class offered by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin. She currently works mostly in oil/cold wax.

In, 2013 working with a local interior designer, she completed 10 original works: acrylic and some gold leaf for a Riverfront condo. She currently sells her glass work and small paintings at Joslyn Museum and at the Old Market Artists Gallery.