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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

PAD 22 - Introduction to Watercolor Workshop

with Suzy Ferriss


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In this one day workshop, students will first learn about the basics of painting such as line and wash, value, texture, color, and watercolor techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects that include creating both realistic works as well as abstracts.  (We will be taking a short break for lunch so please feel free to bring food and drink.)


  • Watercolors, tray or individual tubes (tubes preferred)
  • Assorted watercolor brushes, both flats and rounds
  • Palette or paper plates
  • Watercolor paper pad or paper suitable for wet media
  • Plastic cups for water
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sponges (can use household, cosmetic, and/or artist’s sponges)
  • Crayons, candle, or oil pastels (for wax resist)
  • Colored markers
  • Graphite paper, one sheet
  • Paper towels, cotton rags
  • Q-tips, string, cotton balls, drinking straws, cloth with texture, and any other items that can be used for painting and printing


  • Magazine with interesting imagery
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Pastels
  • Scissors

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.



  • Feb 23rd, 2020
    Sun from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Painting & Drawing Studio 1


980 Briarcliff Road Northeast
ATLANTA, GA 30306 Get directions

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