Wet-on-Wet, Loosen Up! One Day, In Person! Watercolor Workshop

With Lisa Goren. Thursday, June 9, 10am-3pm. Members: $150, Non-Members: $160.

Watercolor can seem daunting for those who have tried it or want to try it.

This is a class designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. The classes 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, we’ll work with a “wet-on-wet” approach for much of the time 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.


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 show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light by using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces. They 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 Washington Post).

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