Alvaro Castagnet

Workshop:      April 28 – 30, 2018;        THREE DAYS      fee:  $695 CAN

Alvaro’s paintings are imbued with a mystery and mood, that engage and lure the viewer into the magic. He is an expressive painter and exhibits a strong, impressive and colourful style with superb interpretation of light effects, that capture the soul of places he paints.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Alvaro is one of the world’s master watercolor artists. He is member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI), and many other prestigious societies. His paintings grace the walls of many private and corporate collections across the globe, and his works have been recognized with top honours, in esteemed international art competitions.Vancouver Flatiron Building by Alvaro Castagnet

Alvaro brings energy and excitement to the painting process as he demonstrates his mastery of painting and challenging his students to reach new levels of personal expression.

This is a workshop to stimulate and expand your insight into the magic of watercolours! We will explore a wide range of subjects matters with emphasis on composition, design, effectively using light and dark values, color mixing, soft & hard edges, brush strokes technique, and much more.Vancouver watercolour Alvaro Castagnet

“A painting is an illusion. Improve what you see through the channel of sentimentality.  You are here to improve on what you see.  Capture the mood, the feeling of a place.  You succumb to it – to colour – to mood – to a feeling.


Capture the intangible. Don’t simply copy what your eyes see… Capture the music, the poetry. Paint with flamboyance!“

Vancouver Gastown by Alvaro Castagnet