Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.
Today we meet Debra Welty TDA!
In Debra’s class, Summer Beauties, you’ll learn to create dimension using pen and ink with oil. Read our interview with Debra to learn more about why you should join her in Daytona Beach!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I always loved painting. I have been a decorative painter since 1984 and joined SDP in 1985. I also love sharing this art form and became a teacher in 1985. When SDP started the TDA program, I signed right up, earning my certificate as a “Teacher of Decorative Art” in 2003.
In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.
My class is for all levels of experience. Everyone will learn and have fun. It is a good way for timid acrylic painters to experience oils. I will not be using any mediums nor will we do any spraying on this piece.
Why should someone take your class?
Students will learn to create dimension with ink strokes and then add color. Accents of color and dimensional items will be used to tie the whole design together, thus teaching color theory and unity.
What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?
The energy and inspiration of being with others who love to create beautiful things!
What do you love most about the painting industry?
Expressing myself through art and being able to teach it to others.
Register for Debra’s class and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher next week right here on the SDP Blog!