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Stress-Free Painting Watercolor For Beginners

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Through a slow pace and step-by-step instruction, you will learn practical methods to unfold into the practice of watercolor. Rather than working towards a finished art piece, you will be focusing on basic techniques that can be incorporated into a daily meditative practice.

When getting started with a new hobby or creative endeavor it’s easy to get preoccupied with the finished products we’ve seen around us. With painting, this can often lead to a premature sense of defeat when the thing we make doesn’t look like what we set out to do.

It’s crucial to go easy on ourselves and remember that we are at the very beginning. You’ve gotta start someplace! We all tend to be too hard on ourselves, but this class will help you get started with gentle kindness towards yourself.

Become familiar with tools for watercolor painting

Get a tutorial on how watercolor paints work

Discuss and explore how the act of painting can be a powerful tool for emotional healing, self-care, and managing stress.

Learn how much water to use on your brush for different outcomes

Practice meditative techniques like enso circles, wet washes, and slow brush lines

Try different ways to work “back into” a dry area of paint

Try different blending methods

Learn ways to get a painting started without needed to come up with what you want to paint

Learn ways to keep a watercolor painting from getting out of control

Leave this workshop connected more deeply to yourself and others in the workshop

We will start our time together with introductions. From there we’ll discuss how to create your own judgment-free zone for your painting. Once settled, we’ll take our time and go through a variety of relaxing painting methods one at a time.

This workshop is not like most classes out there on watercolor. We are painting for self-care and to develop a meaningful relationship with the medium itself. I like to keep the class size small to foster connections between you and me as well as with other participants. Community is a huge part of a sustainable, nourishing art practice.

>>> Additionally, I offer a one-to-one follow-up mentorship session for individualized guidance and feedback. Email me to learn more!

You’re curious about watercolor painting but unsure where to begin.

You’re looking for creative and meditative practices to destress and develop deeper self-awareness.

You’re battling self-criticism and fear of judgment, seeking ways to freely express yourself.

You’re seeking a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore and develop your creativity.

You’re interested in practical watercolor techniques to establish a foundation for your art practice.

You desire to meet and connect with like-minded individuals on a creative journey.

You feel there’s more to life and are eager to explore what lies beyond your current routine.

Beginner – No experience required!

The Candy Factory Studios, 321 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17601

I will supply you with a basic set of watercolors and brushes.

You are required to bring your paper. I recommend a pad of Canson XL Watercolor paper or any other 300gsm weight watercolor paper.

Email Jo with any questions at jo@jodavis.art


May 22
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jo Davis Art
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321 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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