Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fun with Beginning Watercolor at KAC

Busy students working under the skylight at Kirkland Arts Center this weekend
On Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, I taught another Introduction to Watercolor Workshop. It's a fun opportunity for adults with little or no watercolor experience to find out what it's all about. I do one of these workshops for beginners each fall, winter and spring. The basics are always there, but each season brings new subjects and new techniques to try. Join us for the next one April 29 & 30, 2017. More info here.
Over the two day course, we covered lots of techniques on how to control your brushes, water, pigment, etc. We practiced saving white space, using negative space, and basic color with a dual primary palette. As each project was finished we pinned the results up on the wall and made way for the next exercise.
Students got to take the art they made home with them along with a folder full of handouts for more practice at home.

Update 2/27/17: On Monday after the workshop, we woke up to a beautiful snowy morning! I was very glad to enjoy it from the comfort of my warm studio rather than worry about driving in it!


  1. It looks like a super venue for classes - good light and lots of space. It also sounds like a great program of learning. Isn't teaching beginners rewarding?

    1. Thanks for reading and for your comments. Yes, I love teaching beginners. They have those "aha" moments frequently and I love sharing that with them. KAC is in a brick building that is over a hundred years old. The original skylight has been replaced but the area it covers is the same.....lots of natural light!