January 22-23, 2022

Introduction to Watercolor Weekend Workshop


Visual Arts Center Richmond, Virginia

Get introduced to watercolors or refresh your knowledge of the medium. We’ll explore our materials, then cover application methods like wet–on–wet, glazes, blocks, resists and lifts. We’ll also cover work area set–up, composition set–up, lost and found edges, transferring imagery and methods for controlling the paint. With an emphasis on value as a way to produce convincing compositions, class discussions will touch on color theory, light, texture, and transparency. We’ll paint from direct observation and reference photos. Expect lots of one–on–one guidance and detailed demonstration from the instructor. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of this medium and its expressive possibilities.

For more details and registration click here. 

April 2-3, 2022

Color Theory with the Masters


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, Virginia

Studio School, 1st floor
$145 (VMFA members $130) | Limit: 8 Prerequisites: basic drawing & painting skills.

In this fast-paced wet-media workshop, students will use exercises and studies to explore color concepts such as temperature, intensity, chromatic neutrals, color schemes, and limited palettes to help construct harmonious color compositions. Learn how the masters, including some from the VMFA collection, have used these same color challenges in their artwork. Students may choose to work in watercolor, acrylic or oil paints and must be familiar with their chosen medium and the 12-step color wheel.

For more details about registration click here (workshop 34)


July 17-22, 2022

Watercolor Studies

Nimrod Hall, Summer Arts Program

Bath County Virginia

A week long retreat to the historical and beautiful Nimrod Hall on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. (3hrs west of Richmond, Virginia) 

Instruction will include plein air, composition, and color theory augmented with slideshows of masterworks and teacher demos. Price includes lodging, all meals, access to walking trails, enclosed swimming pond and tubing on the river. Evening “porching” while watching firefly shows with new friends is an added bonus.

More information will be available mid January,  here.