Be inspired, have fun and push your creative journey in new directions. Explore novel ideas and techniques by letting things happen spontaneously and intuitively. Let your imagination soar learning fresh, unique ideas in watercolor, acrylics, inks and gouache. The possibilities are endless!  Award winning artist Karen Harris says, “the most exciting part of being an artist is in the experimental discovery process.” Creating abstract art and working with color as a means of expression helps create feelings of energy and movement. 


Karen is a Gold Signature Member in the Central New York Watercolor Society where she is also a Board Member and is a Signature Member of The Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society,  Onondaga Art Guild,  Cazenovia Watercolor Society, and an associate member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.   Her work has been exhibited throughout the region. 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the first day of a class can receive a 100% refund or can be exchanged for another class. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the first day of class will not be refunded.  In the event that View were to cancel a class, a full refund for the class will be issued.


Materials List:

Paints: F & W Acrylic inks made by Daler Rowney. At least have a red, yellow and blue. F & W are the best because they are very highly pigmented, or choose colors you like. Professional Liquitex also make acrylic inks.

 If you have any Golden paints , watercolors and acrylics, bring what you have. If you have craft paints, they will work. If you don’t have any acrylics paints, I will have some to share with you.

Anything you have that will make a texture, such as sea sponges, placemats and things from the dollar store.

Paper: several sheets of Yupo (not translucent) and watercolor paper. I like hot pressed for the best results. Bring what you have. I will have Yupo to purchase at my cost.

Palette or something to mix paints on. You can use plastic coated paper plates for example.

Brushes: synthetic flats and rounds

Scissors, exacto knife, or you can borrow mine

Old tooth brush

A 3” rubber brayer

A foam roller: Home Depot and Hobby Lobby

A small spray bottle or bottles, Fineline bottles, if you have them or you can try mine.

Watercolor pencils and water soluble crayons, if you have them

If you have a gator board, bring it. They are great! ( if you don’t, I’ll supply something you can use)

Wax paper, plastic wrap, paper towels, toilet paper

Old plastic gift cards to make marks

Large container for water

Wear old clothes and bring a lunch!

Karen will supply a few items we will be using.