ESSA: Painting Small Works of Art Using a Limited Watercolor Palette

Watercolor pallate with mountain canvas

Instructor Artist: Amber Leibee

Watercolor is easily transportable and can be used in various settings, from a trip around the world to evenings at the kitchen table. Watercolor can serve as a simple background color in a journal entry or be used to visually describe a bucolic landscape or even a bustling city scene; beautiful results can be achieved using a minimal amount of tools and time. Watercolor dries quickly, packs away small and light, and is easy to clean up, making it perfect for creating on-the-go art. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a brush, pen, ink, and pencil for mark-making. You will learn how to determine what type of watercolor paper is best suited to your desired outcome. The characteristics and brief history of each of the colors we will use, the importance of using a limited palette, how to mix many colors using a limited palette, basic composition skills, how to complete a small (5-inch by 7-inch) work of art and an accordion observational walking journal at the end of the workshop students will feel confident mixing many fresh, vibrant colors using a limited three color palette, have an introductory understanding of mark making using a variety of tools and paper surfaces, and leave with a completed work of art.

All materials included.

Students must be 18 or older to participate.

Limited Availability! Register here!





Feb 24 2024


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Eureka Springs Community Center
44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Scroll to Top