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Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
September 24 – 28, 2018

Evansen Art Studio
Fall 2018 Weekly Class
Morning or Afternoon Session

Hastings, Minnesota
Tuesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & November 6
1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Session – FULL
9:00pm – Noon Morning Session – OPEN
Contact Andy: 651.274.9748
Contact Laura: 651.274.9451
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Evansen Art Studio
4 Day Studio Workshop
Hastings, Minnesota
October 10-13, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact Andy: 651.274.9748
Contact Laura: 651.274.9451
Supply List Registration Class Description

Florida Keys Watercolor Society
Marathon, Florida
Painting Stronger Watercolors
January 23-25, 2019
Contact: 609.231.7045

Casa Studio South, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Loosening up your Watercolor Painting
February 3-9, 2019
Contact: Robert Masla & Monica Levine
MA – (413) 625-8382 Boca 011 52 322 228 1058

Watercolor Art Society
Houston, Texas
Painting Stronger Watercolors
March 4-8, 2019

Mainstreet Art Center
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Studio Workshop
March 15-17, 2019
Contact: Frankie Johnson, Director 847.540.8071

Franciscan Life Process Center
Lowell, Michigan
Painting Stronger Watercolors
May 2-4, 2019
Contact Kathy Bechtel 616.897.7842

Wild Rice Retreat
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Painting Bolder Watercolors
August 4-8, 2019
Contact Jenna Erickson 715.577.6857

I strive for an Impressionistic portrayal of the landscape in my watercolors. By concentrating on the large shapes and overall design, and leaving something to the imagination, the viewer is forced to interpret details. This makes them a participant in the painting, enhancing their enjoyment of it.
This method of painting demands a quick approach. The paint must be applied boldly and confidently to avoid an overworked, “muddy” look. In order to achieve this, a great deal of planning needs to go into the painting before the brush even hits the paper. Once I get the design I like and an accurate sketch, I’m free to let loose with the paint and let the unique, spontaneous qualities of watercolor take over.
The results are unpredictable at times, but when pigments start flowing into each other on the paper and Mother Nature takes over, the beauty of watercolors is most evident.
— Andy Evansen