Watercolor Workshops & Classes


Crazily Creative Portraits in Mixed Media
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Saturday-Sunday / August 24-25 / 10:30-4:30

Get ready for some fun portrait drawing and painting! With this award-winning portrait artist and instructor, you’ll break out of the mold and learn to spice up your portraiture with your own expressive and creative style using watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoals and inks.  After a quick review of how to get the features in the right places, you’ll learn ways to paint out-of-the-box, edgy, funny, emotional, and surreal faces.  This course is open to all who have good drawing experience, at least a little portraiture, and have used one or more of the painting mediums listed above. Not suitable for beginners.

New!
Beginning Watercolor Play
w/ Susan Waite

5 Thursdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17 / 10:30-1:30

With this experienced instructor, beginners in watercolor will be encouraged and have a lot of fun! You’ll learn all about getting the colors and values you want - without making mud!  Through simple exercises and paint along with the instructor demos, we will take the mystery out of this beautiful medium. Individual attention will make this a good class for painters to learn the right amount of water and paint to use to get the desired effects.  Playful experimentation encouraged!

New!
Loosen Up! Creating Loose, Delicious Watercolors
w/ Ron Stocke

Friday-Sunday / October 11-13 / 10:30-4:30

Come on and loosen up! Join Ron Stocke as he teaches you how to add mood to your watercolor paintings with looser brushwork, how to avoid bad habits, and create delicious watercolors! You’ll learn how to start, develop and successfully finish your watercolor painting. In 3 days, you’ll be able to complete and take home a painting of your very own. Come and learn from this acclaimed award-wining artist and instructor.


New!
More Watercolor Play for Beginners
w/ Susan Waite

4 Thursdays: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7 & 14 / 11:30-2:30

Building on what you learned in “Beginning Watercolor Play”, you’ll delve more into color mixing, values and experimenting with texture. You’ll be painting fall landscapes, clouds and skies, along with fun fall produce as you practice new concepts and techniques with Susan as your guide. You can jump right into this 4-week class, even if you haven’t had any previous experience.

Winter Watercolor Cards & Miniatures
w/ Denise Cole

Saturday November 16 / 10:30-4:30 

Get ready for the season and learn a simple way to create beautiful holiday cards and miniature paintings capturing winter cheer!  Denise will lead her students through a step by step process to paint a range of subjects from birds in the snow to little landscapes with trees and snow, even snow men and holiday decorations. It’s amazing how easy these are to paint!  Denise has been teaching this class for 18 years and it is always a favorite. Each student will leave with two to three hand painted minis ready for printing to give to all your friends!  Perfect for beginners to intermediate students.

Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

Date for 2020: Friday-Sunday / May 15-17, 2020
Friday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm
Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm

“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.


All workshops must be paid in full to sign up.

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 in person or on our website.

We offer 90% refunds for student cancellations 14 days or more before class.

No Refunds for Cancellations less than 14 days prior to class.

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