ONLINE CLASS: Images of Spring in Watercolor

DATES: 05/08/2024 - 05/29/2024
PRICE: $180.00

I have been painting in watercolor since 1980. I began painting with acrylic on canvas and when I started to play with watercolor I was transfixed by its luminescence. From then on I focused on watercolor and experimented with its transparency and luminous color combinations. I continue to learn watercolor techniques that come from nature studies and from the fascinating accidents that often occur when working with watercolor. I have learned that working with and accepting these unexpected occurrences with watercolor are what give my work its vitality and originality.

Over the years I have exhibited my work in group and solo shows. My work is in many private and corporate collections.

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Several years ago I began teaching watercolor workshops, which have ranged from Prince Edward Island, Canada to Maryland, Florida, and New Mexico. Recently I have taught three wonderful painting holidays to the south of France.

These trips have been extremely valuable to develop a connection to new places to paint but mostly in terms of allowing students a new way to “see”. These trips have also become a major part of my inner self that I tap into every time I paint, wherever I am.   I know that this becomes a special benefit for every person who experiences the personal growth that comes from taking a painting workshop.

For further information feel free to email Sharon Pitts at

Pink Dogwoods by Sharon Pitts

Paint the Spring in Watercolor!

Spring is an inspiring season for artists.

Students will be provided with an image prior to each class from which we will “extract” our individual visions.

Each class includes an in-depth demonstration with commentary on the process.

Students are welcome to show their work in a weekly critique with feedback.  Students receive a video of each class to work with at their convenience.

Some watercolor experience is desirable.

See everyone in May!.


How the Class Works:  Sharon will send a reference photo of a challenging composition in advance of each session.  When the class meets online, she will demonstrate her painting technique as she creates her painting of the scene, explaining her approach and choices.  Students are welcome to paint along with Sharon during the class or just watch.  All sessions will be recorded.

During the week after the class, everyone should finish their own painting along with the video.  When it is finished, students are welcome to email an image of their painting to us for a critique at the beginning of the next class.

Some watercolor experience is desirable.


Class Date: 4 Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 23 & 29, 2024

Time:  3 pm ET (That is 2 pm Central time, 1 pm Mountain time and 12 noon Pacific time; 9 pm in Britain and 10 pm in Europe)

Class Length: 2 hours
All classes will be recorded and sent to participants afterwards.  You can paint along with the recording or use it to catch up in case you miss a class.

Price:  $180 for all 4 sessions

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.