Class Schedule

I believe that through patient teaching methods including encouragement, examples and helpful suggestions students learn best.  Strive for excellence, not perfection.

2015 Schedule of Classes


Time for rest, family, and a vacation in Montana with my sis, her husband, and my son, Jim and his family.  We’re going together to Yellowstone and hanging around the Billings area.


Translucent Watercolor Portraits

When:  September 8 – 10, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm

Class Fee: $200

Where:  Double Dip Gallery in Lodi, Ca, 222 W Pine Street

To sign up please contact Double Dip @ 209-365-3344


Portraits and Floral Watercolors in Ukiah, CA

When:  September 18 – 19, 9 am – 5 pm

Where:  Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 200 Wabash Ave., Ukiah

Class Fee:  Members:  $65 (each day), $125 (both days)

Non Members:  $80 per day or $155 for both days

Day One:  Rainbow Watercolor Portraits

Day Two:  Translucent Floral Watercolors

To sign up please contact:  Rose @ or call (707) 485-8932, or for more information: MCAA (Mendocino County Art Assn.


3 Day Watercolor Workshop in Thousand Oaks, Ca.

September 24  – September 26 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

From Sheri Jones about my workshop:

Of all of our artful adventures, this one is one of the most exciting! Jeannie Vodden will be doing a 3 day watercolor workshop at Marie’s home, September 24 to 26, which is a Thursday thru Saturday. The hours of the workshop are 9 am to 4 pm each day.

The cost is $225 per person, minimum of 10 students. If we have more than 10 students, the cost will go down but, I’m not sure that have enough room for more than 14.

To reserve your spot, please send (or give) a check for $50, made out to Jeannie Vodden to me (cash is okay, too), either at art class or mail to my house.
Sheri Jones
1366 Mellow Lane
Simi Valley, CA 93065

If you are not familiar with Jeanne’s work, here is a link to her website:

I’m sure that you will love this workshop!
If you have any questions, please contact either Marie, Linda or myself.

October Group pic for web

Fall Colors in Transparent Layers at University Art in Sacramento

When:  October 10 & 11, Saturday and Sunday

Time:  10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm on Sunday

Where:  University Art on J Street, Sacramento, CA

Class Fee:  $125

To Sign Up:  Please contact Jeannie @


Watercolor Demonstration for the Rocklin Fine Arts

September 15, 10 am – 12 pm

Rocklin Fine Arts meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month, except August and December. RFA MEETINGS WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE ROCKLIN EVENT CENTER 2650 Sunset Blvd,(Rm 107 for the meetings – enter from the back of the building)Rocklin, CA 95677, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.


Translucent Watercolor Portraits in Cameron Park, Ca.

When:  October 23, 24 & 25 (Friday – Sunday)

Time:  10 am – 4 pm

Where:  Tracy Lewis’ Chroma Gallery, Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane, Suite E6, Cameron Park, CA

Class Fee: $200

Sign up early, class size is limited.
To Sign Up:  Please contact Jeannie @



2016 Schedule of Classes



If you’re interested in any of these events or classes, please contact me for more information and to sign up.


Materials List for Watercolor Classes and Workshops

Paper:   Artist-grade cold-press paper, 140 lb. (Stretched preferred) or 300 lb. Clipped, stapled or taped on gatorboard or other hard surface.

  • Use ¼ sheet, ½ sheet or full sheet, your choice
  • (For those wanting to use my template, use ¼ sheet)
  • Watercolor pads, 140 lb., 11 x 14 or larger, are okay
  • I recommend Arches brand paper.
  • Be prepared with extra paper for practice studies.
Brushes:  Round synthetic or sable:  #2, #6, #10, #14, #16, #26 (or larger)
I like Robert Simmons White Sable brushes, Robert Simmons “Sienna”, and Princeton brushes but any good synthetic or sable brush will be fine.  

Palette: Large Professional palette with areas for mixing colors.


Winsor Yellow, or another transparent yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium okay)
Permanent Rose
Thalo Blue or Winsor Blue (green shade)
Thalo Yellow Green (Grumbacher), or Skip’s Green (Cheap Joe’s)
Winsor Lemon or other transparent lemon yellow
Winsor Orange
Cobalt Blue
French Ultramarine Blue
Winsor Dioxazine Violet
Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (blue shade)
Quinacridone Gold, Coral, Magenta        

Water containers: Two – quart or larger plastic containers


2B pencil and sharpener or automatic pencil
Graphite transfer paper (no wax)
Kneaded eraser
Household sponge
Paper towels and/or Kleenex
Masking Tape or blue tape 
Spray Bottle
*I work on a slanted surface, so bring something sturdy to prop up your work ie: pencil box, 2×4 or 4×4 piece of wood 
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