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A Wild Weekend Adventure

July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Ann Kristin Lindsay
SM14-3302-735Ann Kristin Lindsay,

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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 explore how paint acts on wet paper.

We see 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, learning that, yes, in fact, we all can do it!


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Limited enrollment; register early.

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Things to Bring:

If you have painted before, and have comparable materials, bring what you have. I will have Academy Watercolors ($5/tube), Arches paper ($7.50 per sheet), folding plastic palettes ($8) brushes and other supplies for sale at the workshop.


4 tubes good quality watercolors: 

  • Permanent Rose, Red Rose Deep or Thalo Red
  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Pale
  • Ultramarine Blue and Thalo (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.


  • 2 Watercolor Brushes (Need not be expensive, synthetic is fine)
  • Size 10 or 12 Round &  ¾” flat


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. Ann uses a folding palette (for traveling) and the “John Pike-Regular” palette (in the studio.)   


  • Water containers (2) (deli tubs are good)
  • Small Misting Spray Bottle 
  • Old tooth brush
  • Sponge  
  • Support board max size 12” x 16” (corrugated, masonite, plexi, plywood, foamcore covered w/ clear contact paper etc) 
  • Eraser: White Plastic and/or “Kneaded”
  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • 2B pencil  
  • Paper Towel, Tissues & Masking Tape will be provided

If you are purchasing things for the first time, may I recommend Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone, North Carolina: 800-227-2788 

Kits can be purchased in advance from Ann for $70 and include:

  • (4) 5ml tubes of Grumbacher
  • Academy watercolors
  • 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
  • Support board

You will need to bring 2 water containers, an old toothbrush, a small misting spray bottle and a sketchbook or notebook.

To purchase a kit or if you have any questions call or e-mail Ann 518-658-2960 /

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.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 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.