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Watercolor Made Easy Workshop with Joan Franzen

2-Day Workshop

Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20

12pm – 3pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Price: $120

This workshop will teach you the essentials of watercolor painting, such as how to blend colors, create washes, and use different techniques in watercolor. First you will observe Joan’s live demonstration and then experiment on your own artwork, inspired by a photo or picture that you pick. You will benefit from the individual support and feedback, which will help you resolve any issues and advance your abilities. This workshop welcomes all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. You will experience the fun and beauty of watercolor painting and grow your own artistic expression and confidence creating art. 

Supply List:

Arches 140 LB. – Cold press tablet or individual sheets all sizes

Tape for mounting and individual sheet on a backing like foamcore board

2H pencil and pencil sharpener

Kneaded Eraser

Watercolor paints (Winsor and Newton) – Lemon yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber, paynes gray

Brushes – Watercolor brushes (round, flat, fan, angle, rigger, all sizes round and flat)

Mixing tray and tray for color pigment

Plastic water container

Paper towel and Kleenex


Container to hold supplies 

Teacher bio:

Joan Franzen is a professional artist and judge, who has been working in all mediums for over 55 years. She has degrees in both Fine Art and Commercial Art, and has received numerous awards, such as Best of Show, First Place, and Purchase Awards. She has been on TV and has received a grant to teach High school students. She conducts workshops, classes and demonstrations in Wisconsin, Florida, and Illinois. She displays her works in three galleries and has sold her paintings to corporate and private collectors in the United States and Europe. She is a member of many prestigious art organizations and is a respected figure in the art community.