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August 2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay

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A Wild Weekend Adventure

August 07, 2015 – August 09, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Ann Kristin Lindsay

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Spend an exciting weekend exploring the lively, transparent medium of watercolor, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before.

In a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere, we learn about our materials, and then let ourselves go as we rediscover the unfettered creative spirit of our childhood and explore how paint acts on wet paper.

During the weekend, we observe the effects the colors have on each other through a series of color-mixing adventures that give us an understanding of how to use color in future painting endeavors. We conclude with drawing and painting from life—and we learn that, yes, in fact, we all can do it!

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(If you have painted before, and have comparable materials, bring what you have. I will have Academy Paints ($5/tube), Arches paper ($7.50/sheet), folding palettes and other supplies for sale at the workshop.


  • 4 tubes good quality watercolors:
  • Permanent Rose, Red Rose Deep or Thalo Red
  • Any Light Yellow (except Naples Yellow)
  • Ultramarine Blue and Thalo Blue (or Winsor Blue Green Shade)

Note: Grumbacher Academy and Van Gogh are good quality student grade watercolors that are widely available. Cotman are not recommended. All “professional” and “artist”grade paints are very good. They can all be used together.


  • 140# Cold-Pressed 100% rag watercolor paper. Arches Recommended
  • 1 full sheet (22” x 30”) cut or torn into quarters or Arches 9 x 12” pad

Note: if you have painted before and have good watercolor paper that is painted on one side—but don’t want to keep what’s on it, this is a good time to use the other side. Also, cheaper (watercolor) paper can be used for the color mixing exercises.


  • Watercolor Brush (Need not be expensive, synthetic is fine)
    Size 10 or 12 Round


  • A white plate with a plastic bag to fit is fine (If you want to buy a palette get a folding watercolor palette or a covered watercolor palette with a large mixing area. I use a folding palette (for traveling) and the “John Pike- Regular” palette in the studio.


  • Water containers (2) (plastic quart tubs, etc)
  • Eraser: White Plastic and/or “Kneaded”
  • Small Spray Bottle/mister
  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Old tooth brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Sponge
  • 2B pencil
  • Support board max size 12” x 16” (corrugated, masonite, plexi, plywood, foamcore covered w/ clear contact paper etc)
  • Small Salt Shaker
  • You may want to bring your own paper towel
  • Paper Towel, Tissues & Masking Tape are provided. 

Available at www.annlindsay.org/book $40 + $5 priority shipping

Kits can be rented for $30 or purchased in advance for $70 and include 2 full sheets of Arches 100% rag cold-press watercolor paper, 4 synthetic watercolor brushes: (3/4” flat, #6 & #14 rounds 1 script liner), 1 folding watercolor palette, a sponge, pencil, eraser and support board. Rented kits include enough paint for the workshop. Purchased kits include (4) 5ml tubes of Grumbacher Academy watercolors,
You will need to bring 2 water containers, an old toothbrush, a small salt shaker and a sketchbook or notebook.

To rent or purchase a kit or if you have any questions call or e-mail Ann: 518-658-2960 ann@annlindsay.org

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Ann Kristin Lindsay

Ann Kristin Lindsay, author of Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting, teaches us that watercolor is a medium that likes to be played with, and that art is the voice of the soul, a personal and individual expression that is not to be judged. Her aim is to help us rediscover the unfettered creative spirit of our childhood. annlindsay.org