Watercolor Workshops & Classes


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

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to place your name on a waiting list as spots do open up! 425.697.2787

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!

Watercolor Step Two
w/ James Farrand

4 classes / Mondays / 6-8 pm
Oct 23, 30, Nov 6 & 13

Watercolor Step 2 – a course of 4 Monday evenings which, together with Watercolor Step 1, covers the basics of painting with Watercolors! Building on the basic introduction in Step 1, Watercolor Step 2 will continue this process as well as dig much deeper into color. Take these back to back, or if you have already had some basics elsewhere, start in with Step 2!

Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Saturday / Nov 11 / 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!


Watercolor Experience Part 2
w/ Joe MacKechnie

5 classes / Thursdays / 10:30-1:30 pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15

Open to all watercolor painters, whether you’ve taken a beginning class by one of our instructors or you just want to further your watercolor painting skills. In this 5-week class, you’ll briefly revisit core techniques of painting with this wonderful medium, then explore more advanced and creative techniques. You’ll study and learn to employ the techniques of some of the Watercolor Greats, and will advance in your own ability to create beautiful watercolor paintings.

Beginning Portraits in Charcoal, Pastel and Watercolor
w/ Joe MacKechnie

5 classes / Thursdays / 2-5 pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15

A great class for beginners at portraits who want to take their drawing and painting to the next level! Artist and beloved instructor Joe Mac Kechnie will guide you in your very first portrait. The first two classes will be dedicated to how to draw the portrait using charcoal. You will discover that drawing the portrait is easier and more fun than you previously might have thought. In the last three classes, we will explore painting the portrait using watercolors and pastels.

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!


Watercolor Step One
w/ James Farrand

4 classes / Mondays / 1-3 pm
Jan 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12

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!

Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

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

“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.