Exploring Watercolor for Beginners to Intermediate


Thursday, June 17
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Old Art Building


Susan Lingg


$85 member
$94 non-member
Includes the $10 material fee


Complete registration form at the time of payment.


Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Through the exploration of small studies, this workshop will provide absolute beginners as well as skilled artists looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor an opportunity to explore their own creativity, to study color and the fluidity of the medium, and to walk away with two small finished works. Participants will also learn how to access their creative side and how to organize their tools and supplies for greater clarity.

Using a limited color palette, participants will develop their first painting by exploring negative shapes and layering techniques using transparent glazes. In the second painting, participants will add salt and splatter techniques to create greater depth and texture in their work. A group critique will also help students learn how to make their paintings stronger through the use of composition and color.

Each participant will receive a packet of two 5” x 7” watercolor sheets with envelopes. All paints, brushes, paper water buckets, support boards and paper towels will be supplied by the instructor. Everyone will leave the workshop with two finished pieces.

There is a maximum of 14 participants for this class. Beginning to intermediate painters welcome.

About Susan Ling

Susan is a self taught artist, enjoying the process of painting in mixed media using watercolor, handmade paper and acrylic.

A full time artist Susan had a studio-gallery for over 209 years, just west of Asheville, NC. Enjoying the exploration of color and light, Susan now holds a full schedule of painting and teaching and leads three-hour exploring watercolor workshops. 

Susan’s paintings reflect the beauty and magic of the Smoky Mountains that surround her home. Her paintings could be described as realism through an artist's eye. The nature of her work, collaging with paper or mica from the earth, or pouring watercolor into mixed media, all allow for free expression, play and experimentation. “It’s like dancing in the freedom of creativity” Susan says. 

Susan receives additional inspiration from traveling with her husband, kayaking the bright and beautiful waters of Michigan and Floria, and walking among the trees and pathways of nature. 

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