Watercolor Still Life Workshop

Carrots Watercolor by Rachel Blackmon

Apples Watercolor by Rachel Blackmon

Got carrots?

Watercolor paint is fun and versatile, but it can be tricky for beginners to use.  Splotches of color you didn't intend, watery mess everywhere, paper that warps.  Want to know how to do it right?  Come to this watercolor still life crash course and learn how to use your paints.

Learn techniques with watercolors and art fundamentals such as color and composition in this fun, beginner-friendly painting workshop. Experienced painters can take it up a notch with more advanced subject matter. Go home with your own beautiful still life painting. BYOB(ananas).


Paint, brushes, and paper provided.  I also have a rainbow selection of napkins to use as background pieces.

Please bring:

  • smock or old shirt
  • Still life subject matter: fruit, vegetables, vases, flowers, crockery, household objects, etc. Even the simplest of subjects can be beautiful when painted well. If you are new to painting, I recommend keeping it simple and painting a singular item, such as the apples or carrots in the samples above. If you have more painting experience, you may wish to give a whirl at more complex subject matter involving different textures, botanicals, or clear glassware.
  • When in doubt, bring extra things. Cloth napkins in contrasting colors or other fabric make excellent backdrops.


May be in home studio or another location in Inwood, depending on enrollment.  You will receive an informational email before the class begins. Please call or email with any questions. 

Watercolor Still Life Painting Workshop

How d'ya like them apples?
Immortalize them and admire your new artwork after this watercolor still life painting workshop.  

Four sessions, two hours each. Supplies included, but you may wish to purchase some of your own to work at home. 

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Fridays, 7-8:30 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26 


$120 for four sessions, 1.5 hours each.


Price includes supplies. Just BYOB(ananas).

However, if you wish to purchase your own supplies to practice at home, pick up:

  • a set of paints, in pan or tube form (I like the Winsor & Newton pan sets, which last a long time and have great pigment, though I've hardly tried all brands)
  • a pad of 140 lb. watercolor paper - cold press has more tooth, hot press is smoother. I recommend getting the block form - although it's more expensive, it allows you to paint without having to pre-stretch your work) 
  • artist tape if you wish to mask your edges
  • several brushes: try a small round (#6 or 8), a small angled shader (#0-4), a very small round (3/0 or 5/0), and a large flat or mop for washes. Those are my preferences, but everyone paints a bit differently. Feel free to experiment with brushes. 

*Tip - Artist and Craftsman stores have discount used brushes, often incredibly cheap. You can grab a whole fistful for next to nothing. They also have really nice people working there to help you!



Please review my cancellation policy, testimonials, and other general class information here

Still have questions?  Feel free to call or email me.