3 Hour Watercolor Workshop

Through the exploration of small studies, participants in this workshop will learn how to access their creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This is a perfect class for absolute beginners, or those looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor. This workshop will be offered twice: once in May (full), and once in August (currently full).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Thursday, August 28, 2014

Registration: $65

Materials for this workshop are included in the registration fee. 

August Workshop is FULL. Registration is closed. 

Please email college@interlochen.org with your name, contact information and "Three Hour Watercolor Workshop" in the subject line in order to be added to the waiting list.

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 learn from artist Susan Lingg 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.

This workshop is perfect for beginners or those looking to brush up on their skills.

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.


Susan Lingg

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts