On the spot watercolor sketch class

There is one more spot in my roving watercolor sketch class that begins September 14 and meets on Thursdays from 12:30-2PM in Providence, RI.  For more information and registration click here.  Below is the new, new student portable-art-studio materials kit I am delighted to be able to offer- complete with tote and little folding perch!materials_1.jpg     materials_2 copy.jpgdp2476_5 copy.jpg

Here we are at Pleasant Valley parkway in Providence.


Landscape sketching workshop and classes, Rhode Island

There are still spots in next Friday’s landscape sketching workshop and in my September garden on-the-spot classes.  The sessions will be an opportunity to sketch on-the-spot, responding to the information at hand in watercolor, pen and ink or oil.  Information here.

garden watercolor painting

In the painting above I worked from photographs of next Friday’s location, combining the references and adding ideas inspired by my own musings on the gardener and late-summer garden possibilities.  In addition I layered color in an attempt to convey depth and vibrancy.

During our Friday sessions we will discus not only capturing what we see but also emphasizing what is interesting to our eye and what serves the composition.

Join me this August in Haliburton!

IMG_0580Please join me for a week of watercolour landscape sketching in Haliburton next month.

Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape with watercolour but just didn’t know where to begin? When we are outdoors and looking around at what could be a landscape sketch, it is so easy to get sidetracked by the details or feel unsure about what to focus on or how to determine where your sketch should start or end.

Over our week together, I’ll show you how to begin, what to look for (and look out for) as well as how to “see” and the big and useful shapes. My goal is to teach you how to create a quick, loose impression of a place on the spot in watercolour.

Instruction will be by demonstration and one on one.

Here’s a link to the course information and registration.

I hope to paint with you there!

You’re so invited: sampler Art Class with Elizabeth this summer:)

I am teaching a little bit of everything for a week this summer in a beautiful part of the world. Here’s the little ad I made this morning to post.

This will be a lot of fun. We’re going to let loose with lots of different kinds of art making materials and we’ll have a figure model for two of the days which, of course, is just heaven.

In addition to the course, I’m counting on some pretty good swimming up in Haliburton as well great spots for more painting outside of class hours!

So here’s the  ad:

Are you interested drawing and painting but not so sure where to begin?
Here’s a great course to try a little bit of everything for a week in glorious Haliburton this summer!
All levels of art experience are welcome☺

Click here to register


TEL: (705) 457-1680
TFN: 1-866-353-6464
FAX: (705) 457-2255

This is a great drawing and painting sampler course suited to all abilities. In an easy, relaxed classroom atmosphere you will create artworks using a variety of mediums such as pencil, watercolour, acrylics and soft pastels. Each day, using the step-by-step instruction style, a new medium, technique, colour theory, composition or design element will be introduced. The basic elements and principles of art will be incorporated into the lessons. In addition to creating artworks using the step-by-step method, you will be given an opportunity each day to create your own artwork using the newly introduced technique and design element in the ‘artist choice’ time slot.


Start:Monday June 27, 2016
Ends:Friday July 01, 2016
Instructor:Elizabeth HutchinsonProfile


Length:47.5 hours
Day/ Time:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am – 4:30pm)
Price:$340.58 (Canadian dollars)
Note:There will be a $50 material fee payable to the instructor.


finding your artistic self at the RISD Museum

On April 7 we will kick off Embellishment and Adornment, a series of 6 classes at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI inspired by All of Everything.  Though it is a drawing class we will use many types of media during the course, including watercolor. We will explore a range of techniques through which to engage the art and the museum, in a new way, while also developing our artistic practice in a manner that can be carried into our daily lives. Join us and find out how this 6 week course can change the way you see, expand your skill set and feed your creative self.

Classes meet Thursdays from 12:00-1:30.

To see the course listing online and register click on the image.

colorful fashion watercolor sketch