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Beverly Mathis


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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

    How to Keep Spontaneity Alive in Your Painting 3-Day Workshop with Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS

    October 5-7, 2022. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 3-day Workshop Price: $390 for 2022 WSI Members. $450 for Non-Members. 

    Together we will cover all aspects of how I work to keep my paintings lively and gestural. It’s quite easy to get bogged down in detail and for me the perfect tool is the sketchbook. We will work both in our books and on traditional watercolor paper covering a range of subject matter and scenes. I believe that a workshop without the worry of success typically leads just there. Learn how to let go of the fear of ruining a painting and take true joy in your work. I will share my process to begin drawing with confidence, painting quickly, and breaking a painting down into understandable steps that you can repeat on your own. I typically cover how to treat painting water scenes, landscapes, and the urban environment in all of my workshops. My interest in these subjects is how man’s hand has touched the earth and how my sense of “place” is explored. I find this practice to be unique to everyone and it is my intention to help you find your own artistic voice. We will cover design, drawing, painting techniques, and finally an understandable way to put them all together. As an instructor I do not like to “pull rabbits out of hats.” I want you to understand my motivation at every stage of the process so that you can decide how you may choose to incorporate some of my techniques in your own work. I believe a good workshop begins with a foundation built on freedom of fear and the importance of pushing yourself to new levels of expression. A workshop should not be about the instructor stunning you with their own work. It is about your experience. A truly great workshop will lead to you being surprised at what you are capable of and invigorated to explore further. Intermediate to advanced. More info and supply list at: https://iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com/


Past events

Tuesday, July 05, 2022 "Portraits" 4-Day Workshop with Ken Call, AWS, NWS
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Beginners' Workshop with Watercolors
Saturday, February 26, 2022 How to Upload Photos to the WSI Website.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Capture Light & Atmosphere 3-Day Workshop with Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Virtual "Closer Look" with Newfields/IMA
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 Paul Jackson Workshop
Saturday, May 01, 2021 Stephen Edwards Workshop

Thank You Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS! 3-day Workshop, October 2021.

Thank You Paul Jackson, AWS-DF, NWS! 4-day Workshop, July 2021.

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

Ph: 317-814-6194

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