2022 Summer Program


Class #85

Watercolor Magic In September At The Clearing

Kari Anderson

September 11 - September 17, 2022

instructor imageEnjoy a week of watercolor painting at The Clearing with Door County artist, Kari Anderson.

Mornings will be structured in such a way that students will take ‘baby steps’ and do a ‘follow the leader’ approach. There will be plenty of time for personal attention, tips, questions and answers.

Techniques that will be taught include composition, saving whites, wet wash, overlapping subjects, shadows, pushing darks against whites, rescuing paintings that have gone astray, plus a lot more.

Afternoons will be a relaxing time for you to work on your paintings. Bring in a stack of paintings that might not be done yet, or on which you want to try some special techniques, like glazing. Subject matter is everywhere at The Clearing—the woods, the trails, the water and the sky. Feel free to bring in your own photos and sketches.

Kari Anderson has been a resident of Door County since 1981. She teaches watercolor workshops in many locations, including 30 years of fifth grade watercolor workshops at Sevastopol School in Institute, Wisconsin. Her education background includes a degree from Madison Area Technical College in commercial art and graphic design. Her hard knocks education includes working in several framing shops, print shops, restaurants and galleries, most of them in Door County. She’s also a knitter, and has created a series of knitting pattern books with her mother, Carol Anderson. She and her husband, Paul, have made the old Groveland School, near Jacksonport, into a beautiful home. Kari has a strong line of watercolor note cards, which can be found at The Clearing’s Bookstore. Her art seems to capture a mood or a memory for lots of people.

A supply list will be sent prior to class and will be available online.
Kari will contact students prior to class.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Materials Fee: $20 for ten color copies from Kari and a collection of Kari’s notecards
Supply List: Supply List PDF
Web: www.kariandersonwatercolors.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.