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Study with Kim Johnson and let the fun begin!

You will love studying with Kim Johnson as she shows you how to overcome the daunting challenge of the 'blank paper'.  Kim can show you how to approach the art of expressive watercolor with both enthusiasm and determination.  Explore watercolor in a loose and colorful way, with techniques for putting down fresh and colorful first washes and working large to small. 

  • Study a variety of techniques: wet into wet, graded washes & grazing
  • Explore composition - the value, rhythm, massing in areas and movement
  • Gain confidence in painting the human form or portrait
  • Learn to make exciting paintings from your photos
  • Upgrade your painting abilities
  • Become more analytical of your own work and the work of others

With Kim, you will learn how to not stress about the small things and just have FUN!!! 

To arrange a group workshop, please contact Kim via email.

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"Kim taught simple ways to improve your painting skills, correct drawing was emphasized, along with clean color, two methods were taught, wet and dry...wet was fun, and the dry method was more detailed. Kim is easy to work with and spent time with each student. I will definitely attend the workshop next year."
Robin

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"I have never painted portraits and frankly was quite tentative. Kim immediately put us at ease and continued to expand our horizons and color palette. She is supportive and fun, while she encourages and teaches about a subject that could be overwhelming. Thanks Kim."
Pamela

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"The watercolor workshop with Kim Johnson was a delightful learning experience.  Not only did I benefit from Kim's demonstrations and near encyclopedic knowledge of the craft, but I received personal suggestions regarding my work as I progressed on a painting.  Kim has a natural, relaxed manner which certainly made it easy to experiment without feeling threatened or inadequate. I highly recommend her classes."
Claudia

Sponsored Sessions

Some drawing/painting experience is recommended for Kim's sessions

December 2020
Animals, Figures and Backgrounds

Date: December 16-19, 2019 (4 days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: info@scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480.990.1422
 

January 2020
Portrait Studies With Emphasis On Features

Demo Date: January 9, 2020
Workshop Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Arizona Artists Guild (AAG) Building
18411 N 7th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85023
Website:
www.arizonaartistsguild.net

 

Animals Studies in Watercolor

Workshop Date: January 13-15, 2020 (2 days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: info@scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480.990.1422
 

Loose and Colorful Paintings in Watercolor - Animals/Birds Workshop

Workshop Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Sun West Art Club
19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, 85375-4498
Contact: art.scwclubs.com or call 623.544.6120
 

Portrait Studies in Watercolor

Workshop Date: January 27-28, 2020 (2 days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: info@scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480.990.1422
 

Loose and Colorful Paintings in Watercolor - Portraits of People Workshop

Workshop Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Sun West Art Club
19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, 85375-4498
Contact: art.scwclubs.com or call 623.544.6120
 

March 2020
Portrait Studies in Watercolor

Workshop Date: March 9 - April 13, 2020 (Mondays, 6 weeks)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: info@scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480.990.1422
 

April 2020
Portraits and Animals in Watercolor

Workshop Date: April 8 - 11, 2020 (4 days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cypresswood Golf and Country Club Clubhouse
1099 Clubhouse Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Contact: Cathi Draper at 863.521.0098
Website: www.cypresswoodcc.com

 

Animals Studies in Watercolor

Workshop Date: April 20 - May 11, 2020 (Mondays, 4 weeks)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: info@scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480.990.1422
 

June 2020
Portraits and Animals in Watercolor

Workshop Date: June 8-12, 2020 (5 days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
11135 Route 32, Greenville NY 12083
Contact: info@artworkshops.com or call 528.966.519
Website: www.artworkshops.com
 

August 2020
Watercolor Workshop

Workshop Date: August 28-31, 2020 (4 days)
Time: Daily
Location: Northern Plains Watercolor Society
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Website: www.northernplainswatercolorsociety.com
 

 


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