Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Watercolor Workshops

Sketching Techniques with Watercolor *May 10-12, 2012, Montrose, CA
Contact Brenda: swensonsart@gmail.com
Enjoy the charming, loose, and colorful nature of watercolor at its best, while sketching! Sharpen your observation skills, color awareness and learn simple design principles. Each day we’ll explore various sketching tools, techniques and papers. Learn how a sketch can be complete in itself, or a road map to larger studio paintings. Whether you want to improve your skills, create travel journals or take that next step as an artist you will come away from this workshop excited and inspired about your artwork. Benefit from daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and lots of one on one help. Workshop Skill Level: All

Negative Painting with Watercolor*September 14- 16, 2012 Schroeder Studio Gallery, Orange, CA
Contact Judy:
(714) 633-0653
*October 13-14, 2012, Montrose, CA
Contact Sandy:
*November 6 - 9, 2012, Plantation Art Guild, Plantation, FL
Contact Karen:
Negative painting is an exciting approach to watercolor! It is the technique of painting around a subject to describe it in your painting. Discover how to simply suggest shapes and not overwork a painting. In this workshop you’ll learn how to recognize and develop negative shapes, expand your understanding of paint characteristics (transparent, opaque, granulating…) color theory, glazing techniques and how to create beautiful under paintings. Students will benefit from informative demonstrations, one on one help, and friendly critiques. Skill Level: Basic knowledge of watercolor recommended.
Sketching with Watercolor in Southern FranceJune 23 to July 7, 2012
Montfaucon Tours, Limoux, France
Contact Brenda: swensonsart@gmail.com
Two glorious weeks sketching and painting in Southern France. Enjoy beautiful locations,
5 star accommodations, daily instruction, fine wine and food, fellowship of other artists...and much more.

The Illustrated Journal Workshop *August 10-12, 2012 Montrose, CA
Contact Brenda: Swensonsart@gmail.com
Illustrated journaling is the creative process of merging words and images together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be expressive with words, watercolor, and ink. Whether you are interested in creating a sketch journal for travel, gardening, daily life…amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You will come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work and a sketch journal uniquely your own.
Benefit from demonstrations, encouragement, and one on one help.

If a workshop interest you or if you have a question please don't hesitate to contact me.

Happy Painting!


  1. All of your workshops look wonderful! I love reading you blog and check on it about once a week. Thank you so much for taking time to share with all of us. Actually taking a workshop from you is on my dream-list for someday - until then I will continue to enjoy trying some of the things you share on-line in my own sketchbook. Thank you!

    1. What a sweet comment! I hope that someday we have a chance to meet and paint together. ~Happy Sketching!