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How to Keep Spontaneity Alive in Your Painting with Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS

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


  • Discounted Price for Current WSI Members

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"How to Keep Spontaneity Alive in Your Painting"

With Watercolor Artist Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS.

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

October 5 - 7, 2022. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 

3-day Workshop Price: $390 for WSI Members. $450 for Non-Members. 

Iain's description of this workshop - "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:"


Iain Stewart is Scots born watercolor artist and a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies among other state and international societies.  

His work has received numerous awards in international competition, and he is a sought-after juror and instructor. 

He has been published in Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Plein Air Magazine, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes and Gardens, The Robb Report, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 15 16 18, 20 and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He has also contributed to two of the Urban Sketchers book series. 

He is a brand ambassador for Daniel Smith paints and Escoda brushes.

His new book "En Plein Air- Light and Color" by Walter Foster is available through most major booksellers.

In addition to gallery work, Iain is an Architectural Illustrator with an international clientele and teaches watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University's School of Architecture.



Watercolor Society of Indiana

Mailing Address:

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

Call/Text: 317-500-2275

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