Schedules and Material List

2018 Workshops
Jan. 13 to 19
Watercolor, studio and Plein Air

Painting vacation - Casa de Los Artistas, Inc.
Boca de Tomatlan, Jalisco, Mexico (Almost full)

  Robert Masla
(413) 625-8382
Jan. 28
Chinese painting

Yuma, AZ (Full, waiting list)

  Judy Wright
(406) 531-7339
Jan. 29 to 31

Yuma, AZ (Full, waiting list)

  Judy Wright
(406) 531-7339
Feb. 22 to 24

Sun & Fun RV Resort,
Sarasota, FL (Full, waiting list)

  Sherry Stoltzfus
Feb. 26 to March 1

Waterloo Watercolor Group
Austin, TX (Full, waiting list)

  Chuck Wallance
(512) 659-1281
March 3 & 4

Albany, GA (Full, waiting list)

  Carole Gum
March 5 & 6

Wildwood Community Center
The Villages, FL
(Full, waiting list)

  Julie McGlone
(352) 750-1068
May 2 to 4

Fairborn Art Association
Dayton, Ohio

  Pat Dunker
(937) 562-3014
May 7 to 11
Chinese paitning & Watercolor

Tennessee Watercolor Society
Nashville, TN
(Full, waiting list)

  Janet Felts
(931) 627-4872
June 11 to 14

Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
Santa Clara, CA (Full, waiting list)

  Susan Jochheim
July 28 to 29

Lancaster, CA

  Nancy Waldron
(661) 703-8272
Aug. 20 to 24

Art in the Mountains
Bend, OR

  Tracy Culbertson
(503) 930-4572
Sept. 6 to 8

Spokane Art Supply
Spokane, WA (Full, please sign up for next one as shown below)

  Craig M
(509) 327-6628
Sept. 9 to 11

Spokane Art Supply
Spokane, WA

  Craig M
(509) 327-6628
Sept. 20 to 22

California Watercolor Association
Walnut Creek, CA

  Joe Tringali
Sept. 24 to 27

Kentucky Watercolor society
Louisville, KY

  Judy Egerton ( 502) 635-7622 or
Susan Christensen (502) 294-3148
Oct. 1 to 4

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC)
Sidney, B.C., Canada
Oct. 11 to 13

Dixie Watercolor Society workshop
St. George, Utah


Karen Bettilyon

Oct. 15 to 17

Small class (4 min. 5 max.) in Lian Zhen's Studio
Las Vegas, NV


Lian Zhen
(510) 685-2654

Oct. 19 to 21
Studio Channel Islands
CA (Full, waiting list)
  Grace Tallman
Oct. 26 to 28
Watercolor & Chinese Painting

Hearst Center for the Arts
Cedar Falls, IA

  Angie Hickok
(319) 268-5504 (319) 273-8641
Nov. 2 to 4

Rhode Island (Almost full)

  Lois Erhartic
(401) 862-8104
Nov. 6 to 8

North Augusta, SC
(Full, waiting list)

  Suzanne Thingpen
Nov. 9 to 11

Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville, AL

  Laura E. Smith
(256) 535.4350 ext. 222

Workshop material List:

Chinese painting material:

Shuan Paper(rice paper):
One mature (sized) and 2 raw Shuan Papers (size approximately 30 inch x50 inch).
Four Chinese brushes from extra small to large.
One small bottle Chinese painting ink or Sumi ink.
Chinese painting colors (12 tubes in one set).

Feel free to bring all Chinese/Sumi painting materials you have. I will carry the above materials for those who need them. Students can purchase the Chinese painting material kit (include all materials listed above) for $35.00 or individual items in the workshop.

Note: If the workshop is Chinese painting only, also bring the following materials:
One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16"x23", a half-sheet watercolor paper,a large palette, a pencil, a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer, an apron, a pare of scissors and one roll of white paper towel.

If the workshop is a combination of Chinese and watercolor paintings, these materials are listed under the "Others" at the Watercolor painting materials bellow.

To order the Chinese painting materials click Chinese Painting Materials

Watercolor painting material: Available in and Spokane Art Supply, Spokane, WA

Brushes: Synthetic and / or sable brushes - Windsor and Newton, American Journey and Loew-Cornell recommended.
Round - number 4, 6 & 8 Pointed - number 2, 3
Flat - ¼ inch (with wedge shape at end of handle for applying masking such as Windsor and Newton aquarelle brushes), ½ inch and 1 inch

Colors (tubes):
Three tubes of the primary colors. One from each of the three groups of primary colors: Blue - Antwerp (Windsor and Newton), Prussian or Phthalocyanine Blue Red Shade (M.Graham &Co.); Yellow - Hansa, Azo Light (M.Graham &Co.), Windsor (Windsor and Newton), Arylide (DVP), Bumblebee or Aureoine (American Journey). Red Pyrrol, Napthal (M.Graham &Co.), Winsor (Windsor and Newton), Joe's Red American Journey). Other similar primary colors are OK.

Half sheets (15"x22", or 16"x20") 140 lb Cold Press watercolor papers, Arches or Kilimanjaro, NO EXCEPTIONS. 5-day and 4-day workshop needs 3, 3-day workshop needs 2, 2-day workshop needs 2.

One large size palette like John Pike Watercolor palette (not little ones; large white color plate is OK).

Masking Fluid:
A new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid: Pebeo Drawing Gum, Shiva Liquid Masque by Richson Mediums or Windsor and Newton's yellowish color masking are recommended. If Cheapjoes dose not have them buy from

One plywood board or gatorboard size about 16"x23" for taping down the half sheet size watercolor paper, Three small dishes for making color liquids, a roll of masking tape or clear packing tape, 2 sheets of graphite papers (transfer paper, erasable), a hair dryer, a medium size water sprayer, a brush washer (a jar contains water for cleaning brushes), an apron, 2 sheets of tracing papers size about 15"x12", a pair of scissors, a B2 or #2 pencil, erasers and one roll of white paper towel. If you can't blow the color liquids while painting, get a can of Compressed Gasduster from office supply store.

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