Watercolor in Bloom! A 2-Day Workshop

Saturday April 1 and Sunday, April 2
Update: Only 2 spots left!  Contact via email to reserve.
Paint indoors and out as we focus on shapes, values, edges and composition rendered in a luscious springtime palette. As always, we focus on fundamentals in an inspiring setting that will have you exploring still life, florals, interiors or outdoor fountain-splashed vignettes.
The Garden Room at the Sierra 2 Center in Sacramento, is a charming 1929-vintage classroom with french doors, wainscoting and a small kitchen. We also have exclusive access to an outdoor tiled courtyard with California mission influences featuring a variety of flowers and peaceful fountain.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and beyond, with step by step instruction, slides and targeted challenges for more advanced painters. Space is limited. You bring your own supplies. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Email me to hold a spot, fees can be paid at PayPal, where you can find me via my email address. If you prefer to pay by check, send it to the PO address on my contact page.
Fee: $200.
Garden Room and Patio
Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento
Saturday April 1 and Sunday, April 2
10:00am – 3:00pm
March 7th, 2017|Watercolor, Workshops|

Spring 2016 Six-Week Workshop

Friday mornings, 9:30-11:30, March 11 – April 15  
The Pocket-Greenhaven Library in Sacramento is again offering my beginner series of workshops as part of their “In Creative Company” series for adults.  The classes are free of charge and all your supplies are provided – it just doesn’t get better than that! This class is perfect for the brand-new beginner as well as painters with a little more experience.  You must sign up through the library to attend.   Online signups begin  Friday, February 12 at 1:00pm.  They expect this class to fill very quickly – probably within the hour – so don’t wait.
February 10th, 2016|Watercolor, Workshops|

Autumn Hues, Fall Favorites: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop

October 31 and November 1
Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento
Course Fee: $180.
The rich bold colors of autumn will inspire the weekend as we explore expressive watercolor.   Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced painter, it’s always good to focus on fundamentals as we hone our direct observation skills with glorious fall still life.  On Saturday, we’ll paint the bounty of the season in still life arrangements with emphasis on color, composition and pattern.  On Sunday we will take a different spin on still life as we learn how to create “one-off” watercolor monotypes with a variety of techniques.   All skill levels are welcome. Students will provide their own art supplies.  Please note: your course fee includes specialty materials needed for monoprinting and participants will be able to keep the acrylic printing plates which I will provide.
September 22nd, 2015|Watercolor, Workshops|

May 1st free watercolor workshop

Free 8-week watercolor workshop

I’ll be teaching a free eight week introduction to watercolor course at the Pocket-Greenhaven Library in Sacramento starting May 1, 2015 The course is a grant-sponsored program called In Creative Company – a series of art classes for older adults (55+).

Discover and express your inner talents through watercolor as we explore this expressive medium from a beginner’s perspective. We’ll cover landscape, still life, figurative and abstract works, along with the basics of color theory and the elements and principles of design.

You must register through the library. If the class is full – get on the wait list. Perhaps they’ll add another section if there’s enough interest. Here is the link: Sacramento Public Library

April 9th, 2015|Watercolor, Workshops|

Wine Country Workshop a Success!

The September Wine Country Watercolor Workshop was a real success, with students enjoying beautiful sunny weather and prime painting conditions.  We look forward to doing it again next year.


October 8th, 2014|Watercolor, Workshops|