Exploring Watercolor – Intermediate Workshop


Thursday, August 5
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Old Art Building


Susan Lingg


$90 member
$99 non-member


Complete registration form at the time of payment.


Join watercolor artist Susan Lingg for a full-day intermediate workshop, and take your painting to the next level by learning the intricacies of painting waterways and foliage.

This intermediate watercolor workshop, taught by artist Susan Lingg, will help you become more comfortable with the watercolor medium, to enable you to move easily through the creative process with fresh energy. Working from your own reference materials (photos and images you have gathered for future painting ideas), the class will study the organization of shapes and composition by creating thumbnail sketches before starting a painting. This approach will add clarity to your thoughts, making your brush stokes stronger and more confident, resulting in better paintings.

In exploring the techniques unique to watercolor, trees will appear to move in the wind; rivers and lakes will convey movement and energy through the application of transparent glazes and color mixing techniques.

The class will also study and experience the common problems with watercolor through smaller studies, on smaller sheets of watercolor paper, building confidence and ease. Exploration of the palette knife, masking fluid application, mark makers like sponges, spatter techniques, spray bottles glazes and negative/positive shapes will also be covered. Short demonstrations in the morning, with water as a theme, and afternoon, with trees and foliage as a theme, will inspire students.

Expect a challenge as well as with lots of independent painting time, with guidance and personal attention from Susan. There will be no more than 14 people participating in this class.

There will be papers and paints available at no additional charge.

More about this class

About Susan Lingg

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 travelling with her husband, kayaking the bright and beautiful waters of Michigan and Florida, and walking among the trees and pathways of nature. 


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