Special Event

Keiko Tanabe Workshop:  “Keep it Simple and Strong”

Date:  Dec. 16 & 17, 2020  (2-Day Online Workshop)
Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST each day
Subject: “Keep it Simple and Strong”
(Limited to 22 Participants)
Price:  $155.00 Members, $175.00 Non-Members

Register here

This class is for those who refuse to believe that watercolor is unforgiving or difficult.  It’s for those who are determined to have fun without struggling too much.  It’s all about having Keiko’s “No Fear” direct approach to keeping it simple yet strong.   Keiko will explain this through step-by-step demonstrations and explain her techniques and decision-making processes. This will enable her students to understand key elements, principles and how to make them work in a painting.  Her goal is to capture the essence of the subject matter that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere.

This is a fun, interactive class for all levels and each student will take away valuable information to move their skill to the next level.  Q&A and critique is an integral part of the lessons.  Reference photos will be provided prior to the start of the class.

Day 1:  Waterscape
Day 2:  Landscape or Cityscape 

About Keiko Tanabe

Mostly self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career in 2005.  Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognitions.  Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world.  She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted more than 270 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.  Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style. 

She has frequently served as a juror in art exhibitions both on national and on international levels.  In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly.  She has several books and 4 DVD’s published.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society (signature), American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (signature).   Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California.

View more of her work on her website:  ktanabefineart.com


Workshop Information and list of supplies will be emailed to you after you have registered. 

Beginning each day at 1:00 PM – 4:00PM EST (Keiko is in San Diego!)
You will receive an Email with the Zoom sign in prior to class

Please direct any questions to:  Juanita Green @ JuanitaGreen640@yahoo.com or (443-822-5916).