Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor

Instructor: Don Andrews


Monday - Thursday, November 16 - 19, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Arts Center

$375 members; $415 non-members

Register by:   October 5, 2015; after that, check availability
Tuition:   $375 members; $415 non-members
Materials list:   Materials for Landscape in Watercolor workshop

Watercolor by Don Andrews

Through the language of watercolor, we artists can explore the world around us in fresh, exciting and personal ways. The lessons in Don’s landscape workshop are geared to a better understanding of that personal exploration.

Each day, Don will stress a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be addressed.

Don’s class isn’t geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more intimate understanding of the painting possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting.

This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help, personal and group critiques.

Watercolor by Don Andrews

About the instructor

Don Andrews is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama. He is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society.

Don is author of the books, Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor and Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist as well as the video Making Watercolor Glow. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist.

A nationally known artist and teacher, Don has conducted over 400 painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. More information about his work can be found at

Materials students must provide:

  • any size sketch pad
  • markers or pencils
  • 10 sheets of water-color paper,
  • one easel per student
  • standard water color supplies (paint, brushes water container, paint board, clamps, paper towels, etc.)
  • several photos, sketches or other source material for class study
  • NOTE: Don presently uses the Robert Simmons synthetic white sable brushes, although other brands are satisfactory. Round brushes include sizes 36, 26, 14, and 10. Flat brushes include 2″, 1 ½” and 1″.

Watercolor by Don Andrews