Class Schedule


Explore color, light and shadow to create beautiful luminous watercolor paintings with me.



3-Day Watercolor Workshop at Tony Segale’s Double Dip Gallery in Lodi

“Watercolor Portrait Beginnings”

Dates: April 12 – 14, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Double Dip Gallery on Pine Street in Lodi, CA
Workshop Fee: $300

To Sign up go to Double Dip Gallery or call 209 365-3344

Overview//Explore Color, Light and Shadow to create Heartfelt and Beautiful Luminous Watercolor Portraits
Using a limited palette of staining transparent color, Jeannie will teach you her unique methods as she guides you in painting eyes, hair, skin and clothing.
Practice in small studies or paint a full portrait, or both!


2-Day Watercolor Workshop at Tracy Lewis’ Alchemy Studio

“Children’s Portrait Beginnings”

Dates:  May 10 & 11, 10am – 4pm
Where:  Alchemy Studio, 3300 Coach Lane, Suite 33, Cameron Park, CA
Workshop cost:  $200

Overview// Jeannie will teach you her unique techniques as she guides you in painting a child’s portrait… eyes, hair, skin and clothing.
Students may practice in small studies or paint a full portrait.  Bring your own photo, pre-draw your image onto your watercolor paper (It’s okay to trace or project your drawing).
For students who prefer to follow along, Jeannie will provide a photo to use as practice.

To reserve your spot in class, please email Jeannie at  Send your check for $200 to Jeannie Vodden, P. O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642  You will receive a materials list and additional information.  



Watercolor Workshop for the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

“Painted Petals and Watercolor Wings”

Location:  1010 Broad Street (on the west end of the Mission Plaza)
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

 May 17—19, 2019. 9 AM — 4 PM
Registration $300 members, $325 general. Materials list online. Please register by Friday, May 10, 2019.
To Sign up go to


Overview // Who doesn’t love bright little birds and sunlit flowers? This will be the focus of Jeannie Vodden’s watercolor workshop as she shares her secrets to painting luminous, lifelike watercolors using a limited palette of only 3 colors. Follow along with Jeannie as she demonstrates the steps and techniques that used in painting her magical paintings.

This workshop will include watercolor demonstrations, plenty of painting time, individual attention and gentle critiques. Students will gain skill in Jeannie’s unique watercolor methods with demonstrations, student exercises, and one-on-one instruction.

All levels are welcome! Feel free to bring photos from which to work.


Watercolor Workshop – 3 Days – Double Dip Gallery in Lodi

“Glorious Florals”

When: June 14 – 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Double Dip Gallery, 222 W. Pine Street in Downtown Lodi, Ca
Class Fee: $300

To Sign up go to Double Dip Gallery or call 209 365-3344

Class Overview// The beginning of summer when the garden is blooming with color seems a great time
to take a break from all our hard work to paint what we’ve grown.
Hope you will join us for painting colorful gorgeous bouquets of sumptuous delight.
Maybe even a little butterfly or bee might be included in Jeannie’s instruction.


ART Inc in Castro Valley, Watercolor Demonstration

Date:  July 13, 2019, Second Saturday
Time:  2 – 4 pm
Where:  Adobe Art Gallery, Redwood Room, 20395 San Miguel Ave, Castro Valley, Ca

All are welcome! 


Watercolor Steampunk Fun in Lodi


Come and create wonderful steampunk or fantasy images with me.  Class will be full of information and inspirations.

When:  October 11 – 13
Time:  9 am – 4 pm
Class Fee:  $300
Where:  Double Dip Gallery in Lodi

To Sign up go to or call 209 365-3344



Mendocino Art Center – 3 Day Workshop


When:  November 8 – 10
Time:  9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Where:  Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460
To Sign Up for class:  Go to or call (707) 937-5818

Students will be given guidance in creating fun Steampunk paintings using Jeannie’s photos and imagery, as well as various other inspirations.
Students will learn how to use a limited palette of only 3 transparent staining hues to achieve a full spectrum of color, using layering, mingling and mixing of three hues
This workshop will help you build your watercolor painting skills and confidence, and will help you learn ways to strengthen the design structure of your paintings.



About Jeannie’s workshops:

Students will be guided in exploring unique techniques used to create translucent imagery.

  • Learn how to use a limited palette of only 3 transparent staining hues to achieve beautiful rainbow-colored layers of color.
  • By mingling color on dry paper, and on wet, you will create amazing mixes of color through glazing.
  • See and learn how to lift and move color while paper is still damp making beautiful fresh textures and surface illusions.
  • This process takes some patience, practice and understanding, but the visual effects reveal an unusual depth of color which is well worth the effort.

Jeannie demonstrates each day.
Each student will start with practice and exploration of techniques. 
Beginners may work with Jeannie’s images, while more advanced students may choose the subject matter of their own choice.


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)
Winsor Orange, or other transparent orange
Alizarin Crimson
Cobalt Blue
Winsor Dioxazine Violet
Thalo Turquoise
Perelyne Green
Green Gold
Quinacridones: 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  piece of wood 
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