June 23, Tuesday, 9:00 - 3:00
Boatyards in Anacortes

Since the boat that is in dry dock this week, may be back in the water next week, Caroline will scout for our subjects (with comfortable places to sit and draw and convenient parking) closer to class time.  It will be one of the boatyards off 22nd St and R in Anacortes.

Learn what line to draw first and how to use this to decide where each additional line goes. This takes the guessing out of drawing.  There are common mistakes that make your boats look “wrong.” You will learn how to avoid these and be surprised how well your drawing turns out.



Learning to draw a boat is empowering. Once you can draw a boat, you can draw most anything. A boat is a curve going back in space.  What is harder to draw than that?

Using your paint to shade helps with the illusion of a rounded hull on a flat piece of paper.  We will work on dry paper, wet blending to record the color and capture the light and shadow.


You will need a low stool or chair, a good sketchbook, several #2 pencils, eraser.  Also bring a waterproof pen if you have one. For the afternoon, watercolor sketch pads are all right or 1/4 sheet – 1/2 sheet of Arches cold or hot press with an appropriate sized board.


For the afternoon check the equipment for watercolor sketching.

We will take a short break for lunch about noon. Feel free to bring a paper bag lunch. You may take just the morning or just the afternoon ($50).

The class is limited to 5 to fit with Phase 2 Corona Virus recovery.


You may pay the full amount, $75 when you register, or the non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold your place and pay the balance the morning of the 9th.

Please send your deposit to

  • 1309 27th St
  • Anacortes, WA 98221

Include your name, address, phone number, plus email – carefully printed.

Questions: 360 298 2641 or email Caroline, watercolors@rockisland.com