Classes in watercolor painting and drawing techniques - 2019-2020

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Winter 2020 ( dates to be announced)

At Mud & Print Gallery Appleton, WI

Lee will demonstrate color mixing, wet-on-wet washes, different brush techniques, and masking. He will share his techniques to capture skies, clouds, landscape, and water. He’ll also help you with drawing and composition techniques, such as how to simplify an image if you are working from a photo. You may work from his demonstrations, or bring photo references of subjects you would like to paint.

Lee will work with each of you on an individual basis as you paint a subject of your choice. If you have had experience, he’ll demonstrate further techniques to suit your style.

Be as loose and expressive as you'd like. Lee will work with you individually as much as possible to help with glitches!

His goal is for you to complete at least one finished painting. 

Three meetings from 1 to 3 pm on Saturdays Minimum 4 students, maximum 8.   

Link: Call Linda at 920-277-1599 for info and to register.

“Sharp Point” 5’’ by 7” watercolor

“Sharp Point” 5’’ by 7” watercolor

Create Landscapes, Water, Beaches and Skies in Watercolor and Pencil

9" by 12" watercolor and pencil sketch

9" by 12" watercolor and pencil sketch

At The Clearing Folk School Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

October 6 - 12, 2019

Sept. 27 - Oct. 2, 2020 (not in catalog yet)

Treat yourself to a week of making drawings and paintings in pencil and watercolor. We’ll work with ideas you bring along, and with the natural beauty around us at The Clearing. You’ll have your own table space in the Schoolhouse studio on which to spread out your supplies and to work at your own pace. We’ll also spend some time sketching the dramatic landscape at The Clearing, especially during sunny weather. 

And we’ll take relaxing breaks to enjoy time together and share the work we are doing.

Beginners are welcome, as well as those who want to enrich their work with new techniques. Each morning, I will demonstrate different techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, and other natural forms.  I will share what I have learned from 30 years of watercolor painting, particularly landscape, beaches, water and skies. He’ll also share his many tricks of rendering nature in pencil.

You are also welcome to explore your own subjects.

You may choose to work in graphite pencil, in watercolor, or combine the two! I will provide a complete list of paper, drawing tools and watercolor supplies to bring with you. You may also bring pastels, pastel pencils, color drawing pencils or ink drawing pens of your choosing to explore and play with.