Don’t Miss Your Chance to Learn From World-Class Watercolor Artists

Watercolor artists have long enjoyed a busy workshop calendar to feed our desire to learn and grow. This year, COVID-19 has scuttled many of those opportunities. American Watercolor Weekly is excited to announce a new virtual event that will bring the top watercolor artists from around the world into your own home.

WATERCOLOR LIVE, a global virtual art conference will be held January 28 – 30, 2021, with a Pre-Event Beginners One-Day Session on January 27.

John Salminen watercolor painting cityscape
“Setting Up, Bryant Park” by John Salminen
Featuring the World’s Top Artists Teaching Watercolor Painting

Joseph Zbukvic
John Salminen
Jean Haines
Thomas Schaller
Keiko Tanabe
Linda Baker
Matthew Bird
Andy Evansen
Dan Marshall
Laurin McCracken
Jean Pederson
Mario Robinson
Pablo Rubén
Brenda Swenson
Soon Y Warren
Stephen Zhang
And Many More!

Joseph Zbukvic watercolor painting
“Beer o’Clock” (watercolor, 11 x 14 3/16 in.) by Joseph Zbukvic

Each day of the main event will open with a lively demo, followed by a presentation from one of the top watercolor masters working today. We’ll fill the rest of our days with demos and presentations from leading instructors from the U.S. and around the world, showcasing the range and diversity of styles, subjects, and techniques achievable with watercolor. You’ll be able to chat with the artists from wherever they are in the world as you follow along and get answers to your burning watercolor questions.

Jean Pederson mixed-media portrait painting
By Jean Pederson

New to watercolor painting? We’ve put together a lineup of top instructors to offer beginner-level instruction for a Pre-Event Beginners One-Day Session on January 27, 2021, covering topics that include:

History of Watercolor
Understanding your Materials
Basic Color Mixing
Painting from a Limited Palette
Basic Washes and Special Effects
Watercolor Sketching en Plein Air
Painting Children
Working from Photos: Landscape Painting
Understanding Light and Shadow

Soon Y. Warren still life watercolor painting
“All In” (watercolor, 22 x 30 in.) by Soon Y. Warren

A true celebration of watercolor, this event will inspire and excite you to explore the medium further. We’ll honor watercolor’s rich artistic heritage, acknowledge how respected artists are using the medium to make powerful statements with their work today, and look ahead to exciting developments that can impact the future of watercolor.

Join us for this exciting watercolor event by signing up today!

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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