Watercolor workshop with Kay Morris in June

Kay Morris, a local watercolor painter, will be conducting a four session watercolor classes at the Harlow Gallery on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, and Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.  The emphasis will be on painting the three elements of still life – glass, shiny metal and cloth, with the emphasis on value (the relative lightness and darkness of objects). The four sessions will include monochromatic watercolor and full palette watercolor.  This is not an advanced class, but some experience with watercolor will be helpful.

The cost is $80 for current members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association and $95 for non-members, to be paid in full before the first session.  Class size is limited to 6.

Kay graduated from Plymouth State University in NH, studying under the renowned enamelist, Karl Drerup, and she attended the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts for two years.  Her watercolors have been selected three times for the Old Hallowell poster. She has been accepted into numerous juried shows, including most recently the Maine Open Juried Show in Waterville where she was awarded second place in the watercolor division.


Small sketch pad

Drawing pencil/6B or softer

Kneaded eraser

Watercolor paper/ at least 11” by 15”/ 90 lb. or 140 lb./ cold pressed

Brushes/ any you have including rounds in the 2-10 range (or a little larger) ; 3 brushes should be sufficient; (¾ flat brush optional)


Watercolors/any you have including Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna or Raw or Burnt Umber

Any good-sized water container (I use a plastic mayonnaise jar)

Paper towels

Drawing board and clips or masking tape

Easel is optional