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Maine Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

An Introduction to Watercolor

at Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road, West Bath, ME 04530



Two Sessions

Each class limited to 4 Students

April 21,22,23,24


May 5,6,7,8       FILLED

9:30 am  – 5:30  pm

Tuition $400.00

Please email artist@evelyndunphy.com  to reserve your place in the workshop and send a deposit of $100.00 to the above address. 

Balance is due March 15 for April session


April 15th for the May session

This workshop has been designed so that you may learn the basics of watercolor painting in an encouraging and supportive environment. The class is limited to eight students, and provides lots of time for individual attention.  Artists who have been painting for some time also find it valuable to immerse themselves in this intensive practice in order to refresh and enhance skills.

See for yourself what happens when a particular pigment is mixed with another, or placed over one another. Learn to mix pigment combinations to get glowing, transparent mixtures; design strong compositions based on value studies, and become familiar with the many different ways of putting watercolor on paper. 

This goal of this workshop is to immerse each student in an exciting “hands on” experience using the “vocabulary” of techniques for using watercolor so that they may then express their own esthetic. Each day will be filled with demonstrations on many ways to apply watercolor to paper, how to create particular effects by using different techniques, have a concept for your painting, and “name” the thing you are trying to do which immediately sets you on the path to accomplishing your goal. 

There will be adequate time planned between demonstrations for students to practice techniques, ask questions and gain proficiency. The course will also focus on constructing good value patterns, creating color studies that best suit the concept of the painting, and designing strong compositions.

Each day will end with a critique and conversation time which is intended to add to the instruction of the day. A critique is an opportunity to look at what we have done, see what is working, and where we may learn more. 


Evelyn Dunphy’s work has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions throughout the United States, including the Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition of Contemporary Art, London, UK, Louisiana Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition,  Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors,  National Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 111 Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York, NY and many others as well as the World Watercolour Competition.

Dunphy’s painting was recently awarded First Prize in the North American Biennial of the New England Watercolor Society.

Student references happily provided. To view Dunphy’s work, please visit her website: www.evelyndunphy.com.

Coffee and muffins will be served in the morning, tea and treats in the afternoon. Please bring your lunch and a beverage. 

 A supply list will be provided after registration.  If you have been painting, please just bring what you have. It is not necessary to buy more paint if you have the basics.

Cancellation Policy

April session

Cancellation by March 17: Full refund 

Cancellation by April 3rd:   Refund less $100.00

May session

Cancellation by April 3rd: Full Refund

Cancellation by April 17th: Refund less $100.00