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Watercolor Foundations: Keeping It Loose with Lisa Goren

August 8 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 10am-3pm

2 sessions | $330 for members, $360 for non-members

Materials included in price of workshop

In this two-day workshop, we will focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage.

Within the five hours (including a ½ hour for lunch), we’ll work with lots of wet paint while using many different surfaces and methods. This is a workshop that focuses on new techniques, learning to control the uncontrollable, and having a blast with this amazing medium. It is a great workshop for beginners as well as those who are looking to shake up their practice. The second day we’ll work on creating one complete painting with the subject of your choice.


Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip to Antarctica inspired her to capture this world. Travels to Iceland and Alaska followed. Her watercolors examine this unfamiliar landscape and create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet with her representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains. Earning a place on the 2013 Arctic Circle Residency, she chronicled the journey in the New York Times

During the Pandemic, she has been working on smaller paintings of animals in “human” spaces as well as portraits of health care workers (chosen to be in “The Best Art Created by Washington Post Readers During the Pandemic” by The Washington Post).

In 2024, Lisa was an artist in residence at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland (January) and will be an artist in residence at La Porte Peinte in France (October).

Website: Lisagorenpaintings.com, Instagram, Facebook 

Lisa Goren, Glacier Lines, 2017, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches