Chaos to Order: Watermedia Workshop

Starting a painting with poured color, textures, gestural marks and experimentation may seem like “chaos” but it delivers vital energy that is not only fun and intuitive but also necessary. Great design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to a rich start and turn it into an attention-getting and expressive finished painting. Beginner to advanced artists are encouraged to discover and explore their unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective styles. Demonstrations, a nine-page syllabus plus additional handouts, individual attention and independent work time characterize the class experience. Specific lessons on surface building, color concepts, layering, how to do a value study, understanding design principles and elements and more will be presented.

Click here to view the supply list.

Kathleen’s website has a 3-part video where you can preview one of her techniques used in the class. Scroll to the bottom of her “workshops” page to see it.



This class must meet minimum enrollment by July 15, 2022 at 4 PM. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.

Art Colony members are eligible for early registration. Click here to become a member.


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  • August 29, 2022 - September 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
General Registration: Tuition: $945 $945.00 (USD)  


120 West 3rd Avenue, PO Box 626, Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604, United States