Watercolor Workshops & Classes

Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

2017: Tues-Thurs / Aug 15-17 / 10:30-4:30 pm

2018: Fri-Sun / June 8-10 / 10:30-4:30 pm

The 2017 workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list, or sign up for the 2018 workshop. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list.

“Life” as in people and animals, and “life” as in energy and excitement. Learn to paint boldly with vivid color! Think outside the box, and paint outside those lines! Designed to help students at every skill level to master techniques, you’ll learn Bev’s tips and tricks, work on design, develop good composition, basic color mixing, and strong values.

The Basics & Beyond in Watercolor
w/ Ron Stocke

Fri–Sun / Sep 8-10 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Perfect for all levels of watercolor students, especially those wanting to learn great direct painting technique! Award-winning artist and instructor Ron Stocke will show you the important steps of a watercolor painting from beginning to end. Learn how to start, develop, and successfully finish paintings, achieving strong values and simplified shapes. The 3-day format will allow each student to complete paintings of their own to take home.

Watercolor Step One
w/ James Farrand

4 classes / Mondays / 6-8 pm
Sept 11, 18, 25 & Oct 2

Watercolor Steps 1 and 2 – two separate sessions, of 4 Monday evenings each, which will cover all the basics of painting with Watercolors! Watercolor Step 1 will be the “Basic basics” – an introduction into the amazing world of Watercolor, focusing on materials and basic techniques. This is THE place to start if you are a beginner. WS2 and 3 will build on the first series. Take just one, or take two, or all three!

Watercolor Experience Part 1
 w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Thursdays / 10:30-1:30 pm
Oct 12, 19 (skip 26th) Nov 2, 9, and 16

Watercolor paintings are so beautiful! And you’ve always wanted to give it a try, right? Join this experienced artist and beloved instructor and learn simple techniques to master the basics of creative and fun watercolor painting. What a perfect way to spend 5 wintry Wednesday afternoons!

Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Saturday / Nov 18 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Have a blast in this fun one-day workshop with the Queen of Fun! Join Denise for a hands-on class exploring the fun of miniature watercolor painting and hand-made cards.  Eat holiday treats, drink spiced cider, and create your own gorgeous watercolor minis! One or two will end up being your fave Christmas card to copy and give to all your friends!

Sumi-e Art and Notan Painting
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

1-day: Saturday / Jan 20, 2018 / 10:30-4:30 pm
2-day: Sat–Sun / Jan 20-21, 2018 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Elegance and harmony, ancient and beautiful, traditional ink wash paintings are a wonderful form of artistic expression! This 1-day or 2-day workshop will be a great introduction to Sumi
technique, design and materials. Also – if you’re already a watercolorist, it’s a great way to improve your watercolor techniques. Perfect for all levels!