At your home.



Watercolor is a complex medium – one with many aspects and elements to it. Glazing is just one aspect – and this on-line course is solely devoted to this process. Glazing is the application of a layer of color over one that has already dried. Developing skill in glazing lets you in on the secret of luminous color that is a major characteristic of watercolor.

At your home

Three of the giants in watercolor in the 20th century, Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets and Ed Whitney will share with you some of their most important lessons. Caroline had the good fortune to study with all three and has been teaching their principles for the last thirty years. She has distilled some of their most important concepts for this course.

Sat & Sun,  October 3 & 4, 2020

Olga Community Club, Olga, Orcas Island WA



Two Hats, Two Friends, Nancy Farrar-Coughlin

Watercolor is fun!  You have been trying it on your own, or taken a few classes. You have been  working with suggestions in books and even tried some U-tube lessons but you don’t feel “in control. ” When will confidence come?   This weekend workshop is designed to help you take charge of the sequences by which you create paintings.


Canceled for now: I will be expanding the on-line  and Zoom offerings



Watercolor is about process. Watercolor is about water. To work in watercolor you need to master control and use of the water. You need to learn when to do what — and what effect you will achieve. It isn’t about “making paintings” until the process are understood and at your command. This week is dedicated to the tricky business of water and color — what’s known as WATERCOLOR.

Orcas Island, plein air 



This is the week to get outside to draw and paint.  Learn the techniques for quick interpretations when you are traveling as well as for a slow and steady progress in seeing and recording the world around you.  The summer is starting to slip away. When you take the time to stop and look and draw you lock it away — to be brought out and savored whenever you choose.

We will be outside – 6 or more feet apart and the class limited to 5. Contact me directly for a space – or 360 298 2641


                                       JUST A WRONG TIME TO USE IT.

Thursday & Friday, April 16 & 17, 2020, 9:30- 3:30

Cottage Hobby House, 12th and M, Anacortes, WA 98221

To be rescheduled

Confused by terms like staining, sedimentary, granulating, etc?  Not know when you should use one kind of pigment rather than another? This two-day workshop not only explains the differences in kinds of pigments but shows you how and when to use them for maximum effectiveness.



It worked!  We will be doing it again.

Learn how to fill your paintings with sunshine.  There are important rules you need to apply  – and seeing is believing. This two-day workshop has been moved to ZOOM. We will begin at 10am on Sunday for a 45 minute introduction lecture, demo and assignment. Meet again at 2:00. Monday morning at 10 and 2 also; each time you will watch a teaching presentation, be given an assignment and time to complete it. Plus email jpegs of what you did for me to review with you.