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Watercolor Batik: Whimsical Flowers Trilogy with Carol Spohn

March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT


Friday, March 24th 10-5pm 1 hour break for lunch 

Watercolor Batik is a process of using watercolor and wax on Kinwashi paper. The transparency of the paper combined with the transparent watercolors creates a luminous effect.

wcbatikdetailIn this class you’ll make three 5.5”x9” paintings. A line drawing featuring some of Carol’s new favorite flowers is supplied so no drawing is required. Tips and tricks to make the technique easy will be taught. Though the process is time consuming, it is not difficult.

All levels of painters will complete a successful painting!

Once you learn the batik process you will be able to adapt this process to your own designs.

Carol’s workshop is a perfect opportunity for the beginner painter as well as the experienced painter to learn techniques enabling them to complete successful paintings.  Carol shares her step-by-step approach to painting with students of all levels.  All projects include written instructions, a line drawing and a color photo.  Drawing ability is not necessary, allowing the student to focus on the mechanics of painting.

The creative backgrounds in Carol’s paintings set her artwork apart from other artists.  Her use of color and textures invite you into her joyful paintings. Each lesson is designed to introduce the student to a new technique or way of looking at art.  Students paintings are successful when they “trust the process” of Carol’s methodical instructions.  No two paintings are alike, and that is a good thing!

Instructor Bio:

Carol recently retired to be a full time artist and instructor.  Painting is her joy and often times, her therapy.  As much as she enjoys painting, Carol’s first love is teaching painting to others.  Carol is a popular instructor at decorative painting conventions sharing her joy of painting with watercolors and other media to over 400 students throughout the North America each year.

A lifetime resident of Minnesota, Carol lives in a 100+ year old house in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband Coz and their two cats, Mickey and Bailey.



March 24, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Event Category:


Wet Paint