Hues of Hillsboro – Mini Workshop

Mini-Workshop and Paint Along with Jurors Ken and Stephanie Goldman

April 12-13 (Monday-Tuesday) 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Our Jurors Ken and Stephanie Goldman will provide the two-day Mini-Workshop and Paint Along via Zoom for 30 participants. Beginners and experienced artists, at all levels of accomplishment, are welcome. Ken and Stephanie will provide instructions and training to improve our artistic ability, broaden our horizons and find a fresh new way to approach the art of watercolor. The two artist instructors will add different aspects of creating watercolor paintings.

Ken Goldman

Ken’s Figure Drawing for the Watercolorist: Sketching and Designing Space with Multiple Figures will primarily focus on effective ways to simplify and depict the figure in terms of gesture, rhythm, design, flat shapes, and simplified light/dark areas using pencil, charcoal, pen/wash, watercolor and specific simple measuring techniques. If you already participate in figure sketch groups, this workshop will add a whole new dimension to your drawing and painting skills. Starting with a gesture figure drawing in charcoal to warm up, you will proceed with a gesture figure in watercolor using a variety of techniques including painting into an abstract background and using water-soluble pens and markers. After that you will move on to create a watercolor portrait.

Stephanie Goldman

Stephanie’s The Value of Values, Classical Realism: Pencil with White Gouache, Inks and Washes – An Old “New” Approach to Drawing and Gouache Painting provides a new way to create stunning tonal Gouache Paintings.

In this workshop, Stephanie will help you create small jewel-like paintings with three mechanical pencils, ink, a kneaded eraser, brushes, and white gouache on toned paper. Using images from an iPhone or iPad, participants can use any preferred subject, whether from travels abroad or simply animals, figures, or portraits. Stephanie is well known for her ability to help each person find their unique drawing ability, in their way, without feeling overwhelmed. She feels it is essential to know and understand your subject so well that you will know and understand what to leave undone.

Ken and Stephanie are both nationally and internationally known and respected as artists, teachers, and jurors. Ken is the author of fifteen instructional books on pastels, acrylics, charcoal, and artistic anatomy. He has been featured in several art magazines such as the Art of Watercolor, Southwest Art, International Artist, Watercolor Magic, Splash, The Artist’s Magazine, and many more. He is a winner of several awards, and he is also past President of the National Watercolor Society. Honestly, there isn’t enough space here to line up all his accomplishments. The list is impressive!

Stephanie is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the San Diego Watercolor Society. She is known for her richly colored figures and dynamic charcoal pencil and ink drawings. She teaches figure and portrait painting at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and has worked with Ken for three decades collaborating on large and small public and private art projects.

Additional information about both jurors can be found at and at


Online registration for Ken and Stephanie Goldman’s two-day workshop, demo, and all breakout sessions will open on Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 am. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants. A registration link will be emailed to all Active, Lifetime, and Subscriber Members on that date. Names beyond the 30 participants may opt to be waitlisted. If there are any cancellations, the waitlisted artists will be notified in the order that they registered. Workshop fee $150.00 for current Active, Lifetime, and Subscriber Members. Online Registration closes on Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 pm.

Current Active/Lifetime Members and Subscribers

If the workshop is not filled by March 20 with Active, Lifetime, and Subscriber Members, registration will open to non-members. Note: Non-members must register for Subscriber Membership and pay the $35.00 subscriber fee in addition to the regular fee for the demo, workshop, and/or breakout sessions.


The workshop will be held conveniently online with Zoom access. Following registration, all participants will receive an email from the host facilitator containing an access code and detailed workshop information.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for full refund less a $25.00 processing fee will be accepted prior to April 3 (8 full days prior to the workshop). Refunds for cancellations after April 3 will be given only if the workshop fills up and a replacement participant is found. Exceptions will be made in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family. All refunds less a $25.00 processing fee will be mailed or refunded via PayPal after the workshop.


Mini Workshop & Paint Along with Juror, Kristi Grussendorf

Kristi Grussendorf, our Juror and Online Workshop Instructor is happy to provide a two day “Mini Workshop and Paint Along” for 30 WSO Members, utilizing Zoom technology. There will be a visual display over Kristi’s workspace along with her computer’s audio and camera, that will allow her to instruct and speak to workshop participants.

October 5 – 6 (Mon-Tues)
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Followed by a one-half hour critique session

Prior to the start of the workshop, Kristi will provide participants with a reference photo so that the artists can have their drawing completed in advance, which will ensure more painting time.


Workshop Day One:

Participants will review and practice the techniques which will be used during the workshop including: wet on wet, charging, dry brush, and calligraphy, to mention a few. Kristi will be using a limited palette; will discuss some color mixing theory; and demonstrate paint to water ratio. The first day will end with a value study of the subject matter.

Stages, Seasons

Workshop Day Two:

Kristi will execute the painting, step by step, breaking the painting down into manageable bites with time between each section for participants to follow.

Here is more exciting news! On both days there will be a Workshop Bonus! Kristi will critique one painting for each of the 30 participants, 15 paintings each day. This will occur after each workshop day, 12:30-1:00 pm. You will receive detailed instructions where to send your image jpg, along with other information.

Kristi is an active signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society. As a lifelong learner, her passionate relationship with watercolor continues to grow and change. Learn more about Kristi Grussendorf by visiting her website!

Utah Red Cliffs


Workshop: October 5 and 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm followed by a one-half hour critique session.

Fee: $150 for current Active and Subscriber Members.

Register: Kristi Grussendorf’s Workshop If you would prefer to register manually, please contact Barb Sulek.

Location: The Workshop will be held conveniently online with Zoom access. Information will be emailed to all participants by the Host Facilitator including access code and specific Workshop information, following registration.

Class limits: 30 participants. Names beyond 30 participants may opt to be placed on a wait list. If there are any cancellations, the artists listed on the wait list will be notified in the order that they registered.

If the workshop is not filled by September 1, 2020 with current Active and Subscriber Members, the registration will open to non-members. Note: Non-members must register for Subscriber Membership and pay the $35 Subscriber fee in addition to the workshop fee, $185.00 total workshop registration fee.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted prior to September 21, 2020 (14 full- days prior to the workshop). Refunds for cancellations will be made after September 21 only if the workshop fills and a replacement participant is found. Exceptions may be made in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family. All refunds less a $25 processing fee will be mailed or refunded via PayPal after the workshop.
(See WSO Policy II.D.2.Workshops, a-d, in your WSO Membership Roster Handbook).

Judy Morris’s Menucha Workshop

May 6-9, 2019

Registration is open for Judy Morris’s workshop organized in partnership between Menucha and the Watercolor Society of Oregon

Workshop title is “WATERCOLOR • getting started • having FUN • achieving satisfaction”

Here’s what it’s all about: Painting should be fun.  But sometimes we get stuck and the “fun” is interrupted by an unexpected problem.  “Fun” becomes frustrating.  And frustration leads to unfinished paintings that might possibly end up hidden under the bed or at the bottom of a drawer.  Let Judy show you how to create paintings that don’t end up hidden… but are proudly displayed for everyone’s enjoyment.

Judy’s three-part painting process, along with her inspiration, creativity, passion, and knowledge of painting techniques that make you smile during the painting process, will help you create successful paintings and rescue paintings you thought were hopeless.

Judy’s 50+ year career as a professional art teacher has given her literally thousands of opportunities to share her love of watercolor.  If she were to simplify her painting plan into one simple sentence it would be… “Bring your toys (watercolor painting supplies) and come play (paint) with me.”

Cost to attend ranges depending on the kind of lodging chosen: $489-$640

ABOUT JUDY MORRIS: Morris became obsessed with watercolor painting when she was finishing her Master’s Degree at Southern Oregon University in 1976.  Watercolor caught her attention and changed her life. She no longer looks at the world without seeing common things in a special way.  She enjoys simplifying shapes and then filling those shapes with interesting textures and patterns that entertain the viewers eye.  Judy has been a professional art educator for over 50 years.  She loves sharing her joy of watercolor with other interested artists throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Japan… and even in Cuba and Dubai.  Judy is an elected member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  For more information contact Judy at:

Jean Pederson Workshop: SEDUCTIVE SURFACES

5-day Workshop, April 8-12, 2019

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Does the process of using mixed media to build an alluring, captivating surface on paper, canvas or board intrigue you? As painters, we work on two-dimensional surfaces to communicate our ideas. The choices in the supports, medias and techniques are endless and their exploration is a seductive process! Create texture and add depth to your paintings with Jean Pederson in this 5-day experimental workshop following the Spring Convention.

BUILD INTERESTING AND UNIQUE SURFACES.  Using a variety of acrylic mediums, learn to build up interesting surfaces and intriguing grounds that can be used within your paintings or as a base for finished work. Explore techniques to achieve a variety of effects, including layering, texturizing, glazing, and more, and then use these ideas to develop finished pieces. We will be mixing it up and exploring with gesso, acrylics, inks, mark making tools, collage and much more. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, styles and surfaces to create your own unique artistic statement.

TAKE RISKS.  You will be encouraged to take risks and work beyond your traditional practice in pursuit of your own personal language. Bring ideas for subject matter that interests you. Jean will focus on both abstracts and referential imagery.

EXPERIENCED ARTIST.  Jean Pederson has been painting for more than twenty years, balancing her strong teaching abilities, and writing with her continuing aspiration to convey her ideas in visual form.

USES WATERCOLOR & MIXED MEDIA.  Her traditional practice includes referential imagery of people, still life, landscape and abstraction. Although Jean is well known for her mastery of watercolors, mixed media has become an important venue for her creative expression, and the layering of a variety of media offers Jean an assortment of possibilities within her work; quality of edge, line and texture all play a role within her imagery.

HONORS.  Jean has been honored with numerous National and International awards over the years and has work placed in the Royal Collection in Winsor, England. Jean was the first recipient of the Federation of Canadian Artists Early Achievement Award, granted for her many honors, awards, and international writing to promote art education, and consistent, exceptional painting. Her work has been exhibited internationally in China, London, England, Stockholm Sweden, New York – United Nations, San Francisco, Mexico and across Canada.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION.  She has completed a body of work for Public Exhibitions dealing with changes within the social fabric of Rural Canada. A traveling exhibit, Farm Fragments, an eclectic work of paintings, photography and sculptural installations, represents all that was left from 100 years of farming in Jean’s family. In addition to international exhibits and commissions, Jean’s work has been placed in public, corporate, and private collections, and numerous publications.

Jean is the author of Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People, and Mixed Media: Painting Workshop. Learn more about Jean Pederson by visiting her website:

LOCATION:  The Jean Pederson 5-day workshop will be held at the Oregon Society of Artists, at 2185 S.W. Park Place, Portland, OR 97205. OSA website:

LUNCH OPTIONS.  Bring either your own lunch that can be stored in the mini-kitchen, or enjoy walking the quarter-mile downhill on SW Vista Street to Burnside Street.  Nearby are Zupan’s Market, Elephant’s Deli, and Lovejoy Bakers.  With comfortable walking shoes, continue on NW 23rd Avenue, and browse Nob Hill, with its Victorians, big-brand stores, vintage shops, local designers, and a number of eateries at various price-points. Explore neighborhoods here:

REGISTRATION.  Registration is now open to all.  Return a completed registration form, (see November 2018 Watermark, page 23 & 24) with your payment payable to: WSO, and then mail to: WSO Treasurer, PO Box 6675, Portland, OR 97228.

CLASS SIZE.  We have 20 seats available for the workshop.  And, we will fill the seats on a “first come, first served” basis according to the order in which we receive the completed registration form and payment, (see paragraph above). Once the twenty seats are filled, we will start a wait list.  Should a space become available due to cancellation, we will contact the next individual on the list in order.

TUITION:  Tuition for this five-day workshop is $475 for all WSO Members (Active & Subscribers).   Individuals who are not members but would like to take the workshop, they may do so.  However, cost is $510, which includes tuition plus the $35 Subscriber fee.

Workshop Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted prior to March 25, 2019. (14 full-days prior to the beginning of the workshop). Cancellations after March 25 will be refunded only if the workshop fills and a replacement participant is found. Exceptions may be made in the event of serious illness, accident, or death in the family.  All refunds, less a $25 processing fee, will be mailed after the workshop. (See WSO Policy II.C.2 Workshops, a-d.  WSO Membership Roster Handbook.)

CONTACT INFORMATION.  For questions or issues, please contact Moya Lehman, Convention Chair, at


  • WSO Watermark, November 2018:
  • Jean Pederson:
  • Oregon Society of Artists:
  • Travel Portland:  Things To Do, Neighborhoods & Regions:

Anji Grainger Workshop at Menucha

Elements of Nature and Texture

October 29-November 1, 2018

SAVE $50 if you register in June and use promocode EARLYBIRD

Join Anji Grainger in exploring nontraditional techniques to use alongside watercolors.

In the workshop you will create dynamic, textured patterns in your watercolor paintings by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. See how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on your paper. The workshop will also emphasize composition and design principles.

  • DAY 1: Prepare one-two more starts using a unique texturing process.
  • DAY 2: Lay down the foundation on two-four painting starts using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements observing how watercolor pigment react, leaving beautiful patterns on your paper.  If time allows, begin working on Day 1 starts.
  • DAY 3: Work towards finishing one or two of your pieces.

Included in the cost of the Workshop:

  • High-pigmented liquid watercolors of Robert Doak
  • Super Stretch Spider Webbing
  • Many fun and unique texturing materials to play with

About the Artist

Anji Grainger is a painter of nature and is inspired by what the casual observer may overlook. Her goal is to give the viewer a look into the unique creations that surround us and to portray a feeling of magic and mystery. Anji has taught painting since 1994 beginning with acrylics. She studied in oil from 2002-2003 and in 2006 changed directions and turned to watercolor. Anji spent a month in Florence, Italy, studying technique and began teaching watercolor classes and workshops in 2008.

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