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Category Archives: Art Techniques

Using Art to Create A Better New Year for 2021: Online Watercolor Workshops


Written on December 27, 2020 at 12:38 pm, by

Starting January 11th Helen Klebesadel will be offering two virtual 5-week watercolor workshops that can be combined into a 10-week Watercolor Intensive.

Categories: art and technology, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Watercolor Workshop, Workshops and Classes

Art and Learning In Beautiful Places


Written on June 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm, by

I have just finishing teaching a multiple-day watercolor intensive in the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Arboretum.  The participants were wonderful and I am looking forward to offering similar workshop there in June of 2020.  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Dillmans Art Resort, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Plein air Painting, River Arts Art Center, Shake Rag Alley Art Center, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Our Mornings Plein Air Painting in Spain


Written on March 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm, by

In the fall of 2018 I left a very personally meaningful academic day-job that I had pursued  while also maintaining my art career.  I was finally able to take the  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art travel, Creative Play, Plein air Painting, Spain, Uncategorized

Drawing on Nature and Circumstance ~ Two Exhibitions


Written on September 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm, by

Drawing on Nature:  Watercolors on Canvas by Helen Klebesadel Drawing on Circumstances: Contemporary Approaches to Water-media Exhibit Run:  September 19-29, 2017                      Reception:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00-4:00 Common Wealth Gallery,  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, Beauty, Charity, climate change, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist


Written on June 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Career Development, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Cloud Studies: Drawing On Nature for Balance


Written on September 5, 2016 at 5:00 am, by

I have been painting clouds lately.   I have been looking at beautiful August and September clouds, trying to capture the awesome power and uplift of  spirit I experience simply for  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Biographical, Creaivity Coaching, Promotional Materials, Social networking, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Wisconsin Arts, Workshops and Classes

Colors of Light and Light by artist Ann Schaffer


Written on September 23, 2015 at 10:20 am, by

“My paintings are about beauty and the power of beauty to resist all that is soul stifling in this world.” ~ artist Ann Schaffer If you have followed my blog  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Beauty, Fabulous Artists, Gesture painting, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Art-Science Collaboration: My Artist-in-Residency at the Trout Lake Research Station


Written on July 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm, by

I have just returned from a splendid ten days of non-stop plein air painting (and skitter swatting) in the lake country around Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  It was my extreme pleasure  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Residencies, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, environmental art, Plein air Painting, Watercolor