• Quick Sketch Watercolor - Day 1
    August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Quick Sketch Watercolor - Day 2
    August 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Non Membershow details +$125.00 (USD)  
Guild Membershow details +$115.00 (USD)  

Instructor: Pam Wenger

Skill Level: The workshop is designed for intermediate or experienced watercolor painters, but no portrait experience is necessary.

Artist Pam Wenger will share her passion for creating portraits in watercolor with a “quick sketch” type of spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors to create luminous paintings.

This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. As part of her demo presentation, she will share her method of using an iPad or another tablet device for creating accurate portrait drawings without the need for gridding, tracing or projecting. If you have an iPad, please bring it along.

Bring along several smaller sheets of watercolor paper (around 8 x 10 ) or a watercolor block. I use 200 lb Saunders Waterford Hot Press – or other hot press brands. I’ll have some of that for you to try if you aren’t familiar with using Hot Press paper.

Bring all your usual watercolor supplies: water container, paper towels, board to attach your watercolor paper to, drawing pencils (I just use BIC #2 mechanical pencils), push pins or tape.

If you have an iPad – PLEASE bring it along, so I can show you my method of using it to check your drawing accuracy.

Bring your own palette and brushes that you feel comfortable with. I’d suggest using no brushes smaller than a #10. I use Loew Cornell Ultra Round brushes (very cheap and I just grab a new one when I wreck the point)

I use mostly transparent colors. Here’s my color list for those who are interested. (But don’t feel you need to buy new colors for the workshop.)


*Winsor Yellow Deep

Brilliant Orange


*Alizarin Crimson

*Quinacridone Gold

Raw Sienna

*Burnt Sienna

Raw Umber

*Burnt Umber

*Quinacridone Coral

Quinacridone Violet

*Mineral Violet

*Manganese Blue or Peacock Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue


*Hookers Green

*Starred items are ones I couldn’t live without for portrait work.

Feel free to bring along any portraits you may have worked on that you’d like to discuss.

About the Instructor:

Pam has always been drawn to portraits and figurative work. Since she retired from teaching, she’s fallen in love with portraiture in watercolor.

Her work has been exhibited in National and Local shows, including the Pennsylvania Art of the State, PA Watercolor Society, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Watercolor Show.

You can find more information about her and view her work at www.pamwenger.com or www.exploringwatercolor.blogspot.com


Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.


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