Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM MST
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM MST

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Tom Howard (tomhoward11@hotmail.com) 
Utah Watercolor Society 

UWS Jan 2021 Zoom Mini Workshop: Sue Martin

Zoom Watercolor Workshop:  Jan 29-30, 2021

9:00am demo, 2:00pm critique each day

What is Sue Up to now?

Why start 2021 in the same rut you ended 2020? In this workshop, Sue Martin will show a way to jump-start the New Year by forgetting what you know and playing like a child with mixed media, curiosity, and a non-judgmental mindset. On the first day we’ll work on a full sheet (22x30) of 300 lb watercolor paper divided by tape into about 18 rectangles. We will start work abstractly, exploring mark making, color, shape, texture, value, and line in a playful way. If students wish to use representational imagery, they will work from memory or imagination rather than photos. We’ll use whatever materials we have at hand, or have wanted to try, including watercolor, acrylic, pencils, crayons, pastel, collage, and gouache – whatever you want! On the second day, work on your choice of surface and size, further exploring one of your experiments from the first day.

Workshop Schedule:

1 hour Zoom meetings at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

The time from 10 to 2 pm will be open for students to play with their choice of materials in the manner demonstrated by Sue. Students will then bring them to our online Zoom meeting to share for critique and feedback. Sue Martin will provide a suggested materials/tools list (though students are free to use whatever they have), a diagram for dividing the watercolor sheet for Day 1, photos of her own experimental work and a further developed painting based on an experiment.



  • UWS Member registration $50
    (You must be a Utah resident to join UWS.)
  • Workshop will be Friday-Saturday, 9am and 2pm each day.
  • Workshop will be hosted Zoom - information on how to will be emailed to you. We will be available to help you. Please download Zoom app to the device you wish to use during the workshop.




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. Contact the workshop registration coordinator with any questions.


For questions about the workshop, contact Tom Howard (tomhoward11@hotmail.com, 385-259-9178)

For questions or problems with online registration, contact Roxane Pfister (roxane.pfister@usu.edu)

The Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of art through water media.  



The Utah Watercolor Society is funded in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. Your support matters. Thank you!