2-day Watercolor Workshop

February 7th-8th

10 am - 5 pm daily, with 1 hour break for lunch

Tuition $150

Instructor: Ian Ramsay

Ages 15+



The class will consist of a step-by-step development of one painting by each student while following Ian’s lead for two days. We will learn watercolor landscape techniques for a realistic portrayal of sky, water, landscape, buildings and boats. The class is relaxed and very informal. A drawing for all to work from will be supplied via email well before the class date.


Materials are not included please see supply list for details.


Be prepared to relax and have fun.  This won’t be the Spanish inquisition…  Ian.


Ian was an architect until he fell in love with watercolor in the 1970’s. Since then he has been a full time watercolor artist, juror, and workshop instructor. His work is and has been available in galleries and art organizations in the U.S.A., Great Britain and Japan. He is the recipient of many awards and is the subject of numerous magazine articles in the U.S.A. and Europe. He was born in England, has lived in Canada and presently lives with his wife in Utah in the U.S.A.

Ian Ramsay Watercolor Workshop - Ages 15+

  • Please come prepared to the workshop, with your drawing carefully laid out on a piece of watercolor paper to the size of 12’ x 16” or larger.  Use good quality W.C. paper (Arches or Fabriano); 140 or 300 pound, either cold press or rough.  The paper should be secured to a firm board with tape, staples or both.


    You will need a variety of good quality brushes, large and small, for washes and details respectively.  Also, bring along a medium or large size ‘stiff bristle’ oil painting ‘Fan’ brush for some special techniques.


    As to paints, a wide variety of colors can be used and adapted to our needs.  I will be using, specifically:  yellow ochre, hansa yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cadmium red, quinacridone rose, deep scarlet, sap green, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue and thalo green (blue shade).  I also use other colors, but more than enough can be done with those enumerated.  In addition to these watercolors, you will need a white gouache…preferably permanent white. Chinese white watercolor would also be acceptable.


    Please bring along a good natural sponge for softening and correcting mistakes.  Yes, we can fix a watercolor painting!  We all make mistakes and I will show you how to deal with them.

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

Tu - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM

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