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January 9, 2018 > Renowned artist, designer teaching in Fremont

Renowned artist, designer teaching in Fremont

Join us on Saturday, January 20 from noon to 4 p.m. for a workshop with Rafael DeSoto at the Fremont Art Association. Since the workshop is limited to only ten students, participants will receive nearly individual instruction.

DeSoto will be teaching his unique watercolor techniques for painting old wood, rust, and distressed surfaces. He has developed a process involving bold washes and single-stroke brush work to mimic patinas on various surfaces for obtaining painterly results. Shadows and highlights will be strategically applied to various surfaces in order to make the final painting snap into focus.

Most of DeSotoÕs traditional art training came from his father, a renown and extremely talented New York City illustrator. HeÕs worked in a variety of mediums over the years but watercolor is his passion because they challenge his abilities and force him to be spontaneous. His favorite subject matter includes landscapes, still-life, figures, and portraits.

Over the last 30 years, DeSoto has been employed as a graphic designer or art director for large companies in Silicon Valley, tasked with creating visual communications for print, video, and presentations. HeÕs currently painting full-time while accepting commercial contracts on a limited basis.


DeSoto Art Workshop
Saturday, Jan 20
Noon to 4 p.m.
Fremont Art Association
37697 Niles Blvd, Fremont
To reserve a spot: https://www.fremontartassociation.org/
(510) 792-0905
$80 per person

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