UWS 2021 Fall Workshop with Andy Evansen
Oct 4-8, 2021 


Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM MDT
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM MDT

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Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building 
3301 E Louise Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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Melody Greenlief 
Utah Watercolor Society 
(801) 815-6679 
 UWS Member full workshop registration $495
  • (UWS Members have priority registration. You must be a Utah resident to join UWS.)
  • Non-member full workshop registration $595 

Click here to visit Andy Evansen's website






  • Workshop will be Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm each day.
  • Workshop will be downstairs at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building. (Wheelchair ramp is available around the outside perimeter of the building to the basement door.)
  • Continental breakfast items & snacks will be availalble during the workshop. Students are welcome to bring any pot luck items if desired.
There will be a 30-min lunch break each day. Students will be responsible for providing their own lunch. There are a variety of restaurants in the area. Refrigerator and microwave are available. Students may also elect to continue to work during their lunch hour


Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to withdraw from.the workshop, you will be responsible for finding someone else to take and arranging for that person to reimburse you for the cost of the workshop. However, you may contact the workshop registration coordinator for a waiting list of interested parties who might want to take your spot. 



For questions about the workshop, contact Melody Greenlief (designsbymelody.hotmail.com) - (801) 815-6679.

For computer questions or help working through online registration process, contact Roxane Pfister (roxane.pfister@usu.edu) - 435-760-0917

Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop Supply List

-Paper; please bring a 9x12 pad of watercolor paper (Kiliminjaro from Cheap Joe’s works well) for value studies as well as good quality paper, half and quarter sheet size, for paintings. I use Arches and Kiliminjaro cold press and Saunders 140 lb. rough.

-Paint; Tubes of paint, not the dried up cakes in pans. My palette consists of Neutral Tint, Paynes Gray, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Lemon. (*These are suggested colors, you’re welcome to use what you have )

-Palette; must have good size mixing area. The John Pike palette is wonderful.

-Brushes; Use what you’re comfortable with, but I typically use a squirrel hair mop brush for big early washes (Silver makes a good variety of Black Velvet round watercolor brushes available from many art supply venues), a size 14 or16 sable for the intermediate washes (Cheap Joe’s Pseudo Sable is a good option), and a smaller size 10 synthetic for detail work.

-No. 2 pencil and kneaded eraser

-Water container -Household sponge and a natural sponge

-Roll of white Artist’s tape

-Reference photos. I will have some for the students to use as well, but prefer they work off their own

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Artist Bio

Andy Evansen

Signature Member of AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA

Andy Evansen’s interest in art started in childhood, as he can’t recall a time when he wasn’t drawing. He began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator. Choosing a ‘style’ was not difficult, as Andy was always inspired by the watercolor paintings of British artists Trevor Chamberlain, David Curtis, Ed Seago and Edward Wesson, among others.

He found himself attempting to capture the landscape with the same economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. In addition, he was impressed with the way those artists seemed to capture everyday scenes in such a way that revealed a hidden beauty, subjects that many would simply pass by.

His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally. He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition.  His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.


Important Information

Refund Policy
The UWS has no refund policy for all workshops. It is the responsibility of the registrant to find a replacement should that become necessary. The workshop coordinator can help by giving you a list of possible names if the workshop has a waiting list. If you have questions, contact the workshop registration coordinator. 

Online Payment
Online payments will be processed via PayPal only. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the system. You can pay with your credit card or debit card. Just choose the "pay with a credit or debit card" option after clicking the PayPal link.


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