Discovery! A Very Beginning Watercolor Experience
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

MacKechnie, watercolor sketch of sparrow, 8x10_sm.jpg

Date / Time: Saturday / January 12 /
10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Sorry this class is full. Occasionally spots do open up, so if you wish to be on the waiting list, please call (425) 697-2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Don’t you just love the look of watercolor paintings? They are so beautiful! Perhaps you’ve thought about giving watercolors a try, but maybe you’re just a little afraid of it? A little nervous or intimidated to be in a class with other students who already know a bunch? Do you have a little voice inside that says, “You could never do this”?  Well do we have a great 1-day workshop for you!!

Fear not: our “Discovery!” workshops are for beginners only! And this instructor, Joe Mac Kechnie, is totally wonderful at teaching beginners. He really loves watching those lightbulbs light up as students realize, “Hey! I really CAN do this!” Joe makes every student comfortable and encourages you to let loose and find your inner creativity (YES, you!).

MacKechnie, NW Island Hopper, Watercolor, 24x30 .jpg

Watercolor is one of the oldest and most revered painting mediums since man first picked up a brush. Used by the ancient Egyptians, mastered by Chinese and Japanese artists, it was later advanced by European and American artists.  While watercolor can be challenging to learn, it also seems to have magical qualities not matched by other painting mediums. Give it a try! In this one-day workshop, artist Joe Mac Kechnie will guide you step-by-step to create your very own watercolor painting.

What to expect: A cheerful, encouraging, relaxing environment
What to wear:  clothes that can get stained
What to bring: a smile, your lunch, and your watercolor supplies

Supply List:

MacKechnie, still life study, ink and watercolor, 12x16_sm.jpg

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at

Supply list:

  • 1 - sheet of 140lb Arches cold pressed watercolor paper

  • 1 - drawing board (for mounting paper), 23x26

  • 1 - 8"x8" 140lb cold press watercolor paper block (includes 15 sheets of paper - for exercises and practice)


  • 1 - medium size round watercolor brush

  • 1 - small round watercolor brush

  • 1 - medium size (at least 1” wide) flat brush for applying water to large areas

Paints - Watercolor tube paints (Graham Artist’s, 15ml or equivalent):

  • Cadmium Red Light

  • Azo Yellow or equivalent, such as Cad Yellow Light

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Ivory Black

Palette - 1 small watercolor palette, Tom Jones with 17 wells (or equivalent)

Paper towels
Masking tape

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.