Quick and Fun Watercolor Landscape Techniques

Women having lunch at a cafe
A tree filled park and flowers, with an urn at center of a circular hedge
 A forest seen in dim light, with blues, reds, and purples

Date: March 2, 2019 (Spring)
Medium: Painting, Watercolor, Drawing
Instructor: Jean Vance (email)
Skill Level: Beginner

Jean will demonstrate and coach individually to guide students through many essential watercolor painting methods and tricks. Students will have fun creating unique paintings and will leave with the added knowledge and confidence to continue on their own. Detailed drawing is not necessary, but design, composition, and color theory will be discussed.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Students bring their supplies they normally use: Blues, reds, yellows. No Black, No White. Paints need to be Artist Grade, not Student Grade as in Cotman.
  • Required paint colors: Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo (Winsor Blue), Pthalo (Winsor Green), Alizarine Crimson, Raw Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre, Hooker Green. If students want to purchase more, they can contact instructor for a full list.
  • Large white palette or white plastic plates for mixing. I recommend the John Pike palette –found on line or at the Renaissance Art Store Hamilton, Ohio. If purchased, do not put paint in ahead of time.
  • Large water bucket
  • Brushes: Bring what you have, but will need a 2 inch flat, Round #8, #4 Rags, Masking tape (not colored) and natural sponge – previous two from Ace Hardware, X-Acto knife, pencil and eraser

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $75-100*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Jean Vance MA, MFA is a versatile artist and instructor working primarily in watercolor and glass enamel on metal. She teaches at Miami University, ComUniversity of the University of Cincinnati, the Middletown Arts Center, and conducts workshops in her studio and other venues.

She is a Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been shown in solo and group juried exhibitions and are in private and corporate collections.