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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."


"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."


"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."

Sponsored Sessions

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

February 2019

Watercolor with Kim
Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery

Date: February 27 - March 2, 2019 (4-days)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 10100 Park Cedar Drive Suite 188, Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact: 704-541-6944 or via email

March 2019
Painting Portraits with Character

Date: March 11, 2019 - April 15, 2019 (Weekly on Mondays)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Address: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: or call 480.990.1422


April 2019
Creating Expressive Animal Paintings in Watercolor

Date: April 22, 2019 - May 20, 2019 (Weekly on Mondays, except no class May 6)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Address: Scottsdale Artists' School
3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Contact: or call 480.990.1422



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