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Thu, May 19


Courtney Blossman Art Cottage

Watercolor Workshop With Richard Stephens

A three-day watercolor workshop where artist Richard Stephens informs and playfully guides participants in creating individualized artworks.

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Watercolor Workshop With Richard Stephens
Watercolor Workshop With Richard Stephens

Time & Location

May 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – May 21, 2022, 4:00 PM

Courtney Blossman Art Cottage, 505 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

Join us for a three-day watercolor workshop with renowned artist Richard Stephens as he informs and playfully guides participants in creating your own masterpiece. You can expect educational presentations on the techniques of watercolor, painting demonstrations throughout the entire workshop and plenty of one-on-one time with Stephens as he assists in individual paintings.

Stephen’s work has been featured in Watercolor Magic, SPLASH 10, Watercolor Magazine, and was named at the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards as Arkansas Individual Artist of the Year. Often coloring his workshops with patience and humorous antidotes, Stephens enjoys the opportunity to share his deep passion and knowledge for watercolor and experiences with students of all levels for them to discover the world of watercolor.

Classes will meet from 9AM-4PM and in the Courtney Blossman Art Cottage across the street from the Museum.

Cost for three-day workshop: $300 | $275 members 

For more information, please contact the Museum’s Education Director, Anthony DiFatta, at


What To Bring

BRUSHES: For this class you will need only a few basic brushes. Synthetic brushes are less expensive and will work just fine for our projects and exercises.

• 1” Flat(or larger) • 1/2” Flat(or smaller)

• Large Round(# 6,7,or 8) • Small Round or Rigger(For making fine lines)

PALETTE: A white dinner plate or butcher tray will do. Inexpensive plastic palettes with “wells'' for keeping colors separated are available at local art supply stores or online.

PAINT: Tube colors are strongly recommended but cake or pan colors will do if that is what you are used to. For the sake of expense we will work with a minimum of colors. You certainly can purchase all the colors you want but the following will be all you actually need for this class.

Reds: Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red

Blues: Ultramarine, Cobalt and Cerulean

Yellows: Yellow Ochre and Lemon Yellow

Browns: Burnt or Raw Umber

Small tube of White Gouache or Titanium White WC

Optional Colors: Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Gold and Turquoise

PAPER: I suggest 140 Lb. Cold Press watercolor paper. Full sheets are 22” x 30”. We will cut these into 1/2 and 1/4 sections for most of our projects. Watercolor blocks or pads are acceptable and come in a variety of sizes. You will also need a small SKETCH PAD( 8” x 10” or 11” x 14”) for designing and value sketches.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS: The following items are things you probably have around the house but are important tools in the painting process:

• Water resistant gatorboard, masonite, coated plywood, plexiglas, formica or lucite. -Needs to be slightly larger than 15” x 22”(1/2 sheet w/c paper) or slightly larger than 30” x 22” if you plan on painting on a full sheet.

• Water container that will hold at least a pint of water and wide enough for your widest brush • Sponge • #2 Pencils • Masking Tape • Spray Bottle • Paper Towels or Tissues • Kneaded Eraser • Fine Line, Medium and Broad Tip Black Magic Markers(optional)


I will bring many photos that students are welcome to use for their painting subject if they do not have something of their own. I will also have several original paintings in plastic sleeves that students can use. I have no problem with students copying another painting for educational purposes. Obviously one would not claim them for their own or enter them in shows.


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