Workshop Overview

Wish You Could Paint with Watercolor?
Beginning Class

Learn how to set up a palette, what brushes do what, what colors mix to make other colors, how much water vs. how much paint, what is a graded wash, learn fun wet on wet technique, how to make a good composition, how to make objects look 3 dimensional, and much more!

All Levels

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
10 – 4 PM

$125.00 per person

Workshop Outline:

  • Artist provides hand-out sheet and students can take notes.
  • Why watercolor is my favorite medium
  • Paintings can be expressive and flowing or tight and detailed
  • Learn how to set up a palette
  • Color wheel basics; make your own from three colors
  • Brushes and their care
  • How to paint 3 dimensional objects
  • How to make a graded wash, as in skies, and make goofs into clouds
  • Wet on wet – playing with watercolor
  • Basic composition
  • Subject matter & use of photographs
  • Presentation, framing & matting


All materials provided

Artist Studio / Mancos, Colorado / Email for details & directions
At the unique earthen roof home & studio of Jan Wright
13602 Road 33.6, Mancos, CO 81328

Minimum 3 students; Maximum 5 students

Jan Wright / Instructor

About the Artist:
Southwest watercolor artist Jan Wright has lived in the Mancos area for many years, having exhibited in Artisans of Mancos all that time.

She has produced over 25 one-woman exhibits throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas in her 44 years of being an exhibiting artist.

See Jan’s watercolors at Artisans of Mancos, Heart Path House Cortez, and

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Workshop Details
Course ID : Beginning Watercolor Jan Wright
Date : March 28 & 29
Place : Artist Studio
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