POSTPONED BIG BRUSH! Bold Watercolours with Karin Richter

If you ever wanted to loosen up, this is the workshop for you! Join Karin for one day of painting watercolours with a brush that is no smaller than 1 inch flat or #14 round and feel reinvigorated! Along the way, we review good fundamentals such as bold colour mixing, strong values and great composition and design. 

Come and enjoy a day of painting with Karin at the beautiful Leighton Art Centre location! The workshop is designed for artists of all levels who are either new to watercolour painting or want to improve their existing skills.  Through demonstrations, personal attention and critiques, Karin will focus on the elements needed to create a successful painting like strong composition and design, exciting colour and tonal values. - all using a big brush!


Audience: Adults and Teens. This class is suitable for Beginner with some painting experience, Intermediate and Advanced students.

Supplies: Karin says: “Please bring along all the watercolour supplies you normally use." 

Watercolour Paints (could be a small paint set) (LAC has a various quality watercolour kit to lend out)

Karin's favourites- Preferably Winsor & Newton or other artist-quality:

Aureolin Yellow

New Gamboge

Cadmium Red Light

Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose

Winsor Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Watercolour pencils or crayons

Watercolour Paper

A watercolour pad will do, make sure it is at least 110 lbs. cold-pressed

Watercolour Brushes (LAC has a variety of brushes to lend out)

#14 round and 1" flat or bigger (flat wash brush up to 2”)

#8 round

¼” or ½” flat (script, liner or rigger brush – optional

Make sure your supplies include: 

 Small Kleenex, Masking Tape, Small Water Spray Bottle, Pencil & Eraser, Sharpie Ultrafine Non-Permanent Marker such as Pilot Fine liner, Small Sketchbook and a lunch!

Registration cost:  $85 + GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

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Artist/Instructor Bio:

Karin has had a passion for painting since she was a child. She has been a professional award-winning artist for almost 30 years exhibiting internationally. She draws inspiration from the Rocky Mountains close at hand but also from international destinations she travels to on a regular basis. Karin is an elected member of Canada’s prestigious art societies and has been recognized for her work in the art community with the Immigrant of Distinction Award. She is an enthusiastic art instructor to many aspiring artists in classes, workshops and painting holidays on land and at sea in Canada and internationally. She is a sought-after juror, critic and organizer of art events at every level. Art is Karin’s life and her passion for the arts is evident in her colourful work and her community spirit.