Watercolor Painting

All workshops are for adults & beginner friendly unless otherwise indicated.
Please note that our workshop schedule changes both monthly and seasonally.
To view our calendar, click here.
 

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NEW WORKSHOP STARTING MAY 2022

Watercolors & Colored Pencil Art Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Erika Stonehouse | Includes: 3 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults

Workshop Description:

Join Nova Scotia Artist, Erika Stonehouse for a crash course on combining watercolors and colored pencils.

During this workshop, Erika will provide you with friendly step-by-step instructions. Beginning with some references, she will share with you some helpful tips and tricks to ease you into the creative process. Following this you will be guided through the steps to mapping out and creating a design, applying colors and definition.

You can expect to learn the basics to watercolor painting and colored pencil techniques. Using these techniques you will create an illustrative, nature-inspired piece of art to take home and proudly display.

No experience is needed to participate in this workshop - just the willingness to learn. Erika's fun-loving personality will help you feel relaxed and at ease, as you dive into a creative and explorative journey though art!

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Intro to Watercolor Painting Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:
 

Join us for a relaxing and low pressure introductory workshop. During this workshop we will explore the basics and have fun mark-making, to help you dive into watercolor painting with confidence!


The transparency of the washes is one of the many things that makes watercolor paintings so beautiful. With the luminous colors, movement of water and paint, you will discover a creative release and feel the joy of the process. Once you have an understanding of the basics to watercolor painting, you will be able to start making beautiful artwork of your own.


This workshop is not a stuffy fine art class, but instead a fun, entertaining and friendly intro to the beautiful world of watercolor painting.

What you will learn:


- Watercolor tools and getting the most out of them
- Watercolor Washes
- Wet-on-wet & wet-on-dry technique
- Layering : building up colors
- Lifting Color & More!

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Celestial Sky Watercolor Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Included: 2.5 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults

Workshop Description:

 

When life gets overwhelming, look up at the night sky and get lost for a little while. Get swept away in the joy of creativity, while creating a magical masterpiece during this fun watercolor workshop.

This workshop begins by covering some basic watercolor painting techniques to help you get started. Then we will gradually move into exploring some unique texturizing techniques - to help take your artwork to the next level!

 

Through friendly step-by-step instruction, you will learn how to create a stunning surface-of-the-moon effect with a special salt technique.


Participants will create a night sky painting with twinkling stars and a beautiful full moon, to take home and proudly display in their home.

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Floral & Ink Watercolor Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Included: 2 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults (Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

 

Workshop Description:
 

During this beginner watercolor workshop, participants will dive into the beautiful world of watercolor art! Never painted before? No sweat! During this workshop you will be guided through the steps one at a time with ease.


The first hour will be spent developing some basic watercolor painting skills, that we will later put to use. The second portion of this workshop, you will be guided you through the steps to painting a beautiful floral design. Using loose washes of watercolors and a few streaks and squiggles of ink to represent the folds in the center of the flowers and helping to link them and define their contours and form.

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Botanical Watercolor Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Included: 2.5 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults (Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:


Join Botanical Artist, Jacquelyn for a wonderful watercolor workshop! Learn about her creative process for artistically capturing the beauty of mother nature.

Learn how to mix different shades of green to create a beautiful color palette. Explore the shape, tones and texture of your specimen to create realistic artwork. Discover how to use transparent washes to build color through friendly step-by step instruction.
 

Who is this workshop for? Nature lovers, creatives and people of all skill levels - ranging from those who have never painted before to ones who have dabbled.

 

Participants will create 1 - 2 botanical paintings, while gaining some watercolor skills that are specific to this style of art. 

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Watercolor Nature Mandalas | Beginner Friendly

Included: 2 hours of instructions & supplies

Age group: Adults (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Workshop Description:

Join us for a fun, relaxing and low pressure introductory workshop. During this workshop we will explore the basics, and have fun mark-making, to help you dive into the magical world of watercolor painting with confidence!

Combining both the beauty of mandala art and watercolors, you will create nature inspired designs through guided step by step instruction. To help ease the design process mandala outlines are provided for participants to paint.

What you will learn:

- Watercolor tools and getting the most out of them

- Watercolor Washes

- Wet-on-wet & wet-on-dry technique

- Layering: building up colors

- Lifting Color & More!

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Beyond the Basics: Watercolor Painting | Intermediate

Included: 2.5 hour of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults

Workshop Description:

Have you attended our beginner watercolor workshop or have a very basic understanding of painting with watercolors? If so, this workshop if for YOU! Get ready to take your artwork to the next level, as we explore beautiful earthy textures and layering techniques.

During this workshop you will get to create an abstract painting using a combination of the various techniques that we cover during the first hour of this workshop.

What you can expect to learn?

  • Layering technique (glazing)

  • Leaf printing with watercolors

  • Various texture techniques

  • Wax resist technique

Participants can expect to leave feeling more confident with painting with watercolors from further developing their skills. Jacquelyn's approach to teaching is friendly, low pressure and supportive!

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Abstract & Gold Ink Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Included: 2 hours of instructions & supplies

Age Group: Adults

 

Are you ready to dive into the beautiful world of watercolors? Join us for a fun and low-pressure watercolor workshop!

This workshop begins with building some basic watercolor painting skills. Following this you will learn two different ways to approach creating abstract art. With the first method - get ready to break all of the rules! This free-style approach involves simple mark making, without expectations or a specific direction. By allowing ourselves the freedom to create without the pressure of results and free from judgements, we are able to jump-start our imagination to spark creativity.

Next we will explore abstract art through a planned process, to create a piece that includes different shapes, sizes, textures, lines, and other patterns with beautiful colors that flow together harmoniously.

Last but not least, you will learn how to apply gold ink to your watercolor painting to enhance it's beauty.

Participants will complete 1 - 2 abstract paintings through friendly guided instruction, while building some basic watercolor painting skills. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and for those who have dabbled in watercolors and are interested in exploring a different style of art.

This is a joyful and non-intimidating opportunity to explore the beauty and mystery of abstract art in a supportive and friendly environment.

Please note: We are not a licensed venue however, we have non-alcoholic beverages and local gourmet chocolate bars available for purchasing upon arrival. Also, we have a little gift boutique located within our studio, which is open exclusively during scheduled events.