Class #66

Watercolor Studio

Bridget Austin

October 10 - October 16, 2021

instructor imageThe peak of fall color, a week to paint every day, The Clearing’s cozy Schoolhouse full of art, ideas and laughter—it’s the perfect setting for creating new inspirations for your watercolor paintings! During this week, Bridget will provide daily demos to get you thinking and working in different ways, provide challenges to improve your paintings and work with you on an individual basis to address your personal interests.

The Clearing’s setting is always a great subject, with its stone and log buildings, paths, fall colors, views of the bay and the myriad trees and plants. However, you are encouraged to paint whatever inspires you. During the week, topics will include using and improving photos, reorganizing your subject with value sketches, saving the whites of the paper, developing rich darks and being expressive with color. In addition, shape variety and negative painting will be demonstrated. New this year will be painting watercolor and ink travel sketches, including street scenes and various skies and atmospheric effects.

Students who have some experience with watercolor but would like to see improvement will enjoy this encouraging and fun-filled week. Feel free to bring a week’s worth of ideas or be inspired by The Clearing, Door County and the daily demos and challenges. Also, feel free to use your favorite paints, papers and brushes, although an optional supply list will be sent.

Bridget Austin has enjoyed painting and teaching watercolor workshops for over 40 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graphic design and classroom teaching experience, and has taught across the United States. Her paintings have been included in many national and international exhibitions. She was awarded Master Status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and in 2015, received the Door County Art League Master Artist Award. Her work can be seen in Door County at the Cottage Row Gallery south of Fish Creek (

A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Supply List: Supply List PDF

Pricing (per person):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 5 meals