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Learn From Some of the Best in the World of Watercolors.

*Workshops do not include supplies. Each instructor will send their supply list to students. 

*If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of the workshop start date. Thank you! 

Visit WSI's YouTube Channel to see the amazing instructors that have taught members of The Watercolor Society of Indiana! Check back to see who is coming to Indiana for workshop of all levels.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 12, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    • 21

    Watercolor Workshop with Artist Lynn Pratt, AWS, WIW, VWS, NEWS.

    Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

    July 10 to 12, 2024. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 

    3-day Workshop Price: $340 for WSI Members. $400 for Non-Members. 

    “Painting Paint Brushes”

    Do your paintings ever look flat and lack depth?

    This class focuses on how to make a painting look three dimensional and realistic.

    We will focus on how to show highlights and shadows while still showing the shape of the object and how to make your paintings jump off the page.

    You will also learn how to mix your pigments so you have dynamic vibrant shadows and dark areas to enhance and add life to your paintings. We will work on dry brush techniques to add realistic texture.

    Learn how to add those finishing details that make your watercolors full of life!

    Learn more about Lynn at:

    The Supply list, will be sent to students closer to the workshop.

    If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you! 

    • Saturday, October 19, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 20

    Intermediate Watercolor Workshop with WSI Member Terry Armstong.

    The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Saturday, October 19, 2024, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET

    (Valparaiso's local time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT).

    Adult Class Ages 18+.

    $90 per person includes a box lunch.

    Join Terry Armstrong as he walks you through these Autumn Pumpkins, learning to create several types of texture with watercolors.

    Paper Size:  12” x 18” (or larger) horizontal -- Use a good quality rough cold press paper.

    Directions:  Lightly sketch the pumpkins with as much detail as possible.  Include a few leaves in foreground and large dark cracks in the tree.  Be sure to add an additional 1-inch white space beyond photo reference on all four sides.  

    Students should bring:

    • Watercolor block or stretched watercolor paper with the image drawn out. (I use Twinrocker or Arches 140 or 300 lb. paper, cold press or rough).  Lightly sketch in as much detail as possible. 
    • Reference material – Please bring photo of pumpkins with you.
    • Assortment of watercolor paints  *(see below)
    • Water container (mason jar works fine)
    • Plastic paint pallet
    • Exacto knife
    • Masking fluid
    • India ink (black) – Optional
    • Assortment of brushes (1” Flat w/c brush, variety of round w/c brushes, 2”– 3” hog hair brush, #12 stiff Filbert oil brush
    • Palette knife

    Please bring high quality (tube) watercolor paints to achieve similar results as instructor. I prefer Winsor-Newton. Although these specific colors are not all required for the workshops, the primary watercolor paints that I use are:

    Alizarin Crimson

    French Ultra Marine

    Prussian Blue


    Hookers Green or Sap Green

    Permanent White Gouache

    Burnt Sienna

    Quinachridone Gold

    Raw Umber

    Cadmium Yellow Deep

    Opaque White Gouache

    Winsor Yellow

    Cobalt Turquoise light (Gouache)

    Opera Pink or Opera Rose Gouache

    Yellow Ochre

    Neutral Tint

    Space is limited. You do not have to be a member of WSI to sign up. Registration through The Watercolor Society of Indiana is required. 



    4:30 m to 5:30 pm ET

    (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm CT Valparaiso local time)

    After the workshop, Terry will perform a painting demo. This is separate from the workshop, free, and open to all. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the demo through WSI's Livestream Video on WSI's YouTube Channel. A recording will be available.


    Terry Armstrong is a Hoosier-born artist. Greatly influenced by visits to his grandparents' Indiana farm and the natural beauty of the area, he uses the spontaneity of watercolor, dry brush, and egg tempera to capture the true essence of the Midwest. Terry strives for balance between realism and abstraction - where these images excite and evoke a strong feeling or memory. Although his paintings focus on the simple life of rural America, the artwork is also representative of the changing seasons and his childhood memories. Having spent most of his childhood in Columbia City, Indiana, Terry graduated from Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both fine art and commercial art from Indiana University/Purdue University, Ft. Wayne. He retired from Biomet, Inc., an orthopedic company in Warsaw, after 25 years of service in marketing communications to pursue his passion of fine art. He now focuses on painting full time, instructing workshops. Terry also served as an assistant professor in watercolor at a local college. His work has captured many honors, among which are the People's Choice Awards and Best of Show in numerous art exhibits. Terry's paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States. The Terry Armstrong Watercolor Studio/Gallery is located in their historic 1870's brick home located on twelve acres near Warsaw, Indiana, where he lives with his wife, Mary. Although much of his spare time is painting in his studio, Terry is also an avid runner and enjoys fishing, hiking and the outdoors.


    Learn more about Terry Armstrong here:

    Learn more about The Art Barn School of Art here:

    Art Barn School of Art, housed in a century-old, renovated barn, is dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN.  Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults plus exhibitions and cultural programs year-round. In Spring, gallery walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 30-year history). In September its annual outdoor Art Blitz festival engages visitors in artmaking, demonstrations and fun for the whole family.

New Workshop Location 

Space that's Ideal for Social Distancing!

  • Gymnasium size room for all attendees to have their own table (plenty of social distancing room!)
  • Two large screens for demo viewing (no need to sit close together and view the demo on an overhead mirror!)
  • Easy access to interstate and lots of parking with elevators!
  • Limited class size to accommodate for social distancing
  • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

WSI Workshop space in Indy

WSI Workshop space in Indy



Watercolor Society of Indiana

Mailing Address:

4181 East 96th Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240 

Call/Text: 317-500-2275

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