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Watercolors from A to Z with Sterling Edwards

2018 Sterling Edwards Class

This is a watercolor workshop for all skill levels. However, previous watercolor and drawing experience is very beneficial to gain the most from this workshop. There will be a wide variety of watercolor techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated including positive and negative painting, composition, using creative colors, glazing, charging color, and many more. Each day will begin with a demonstration painting that will be finished before lunch. The daily demonstration will be different each day so that you will see a wide variety of subject matter and styles including landscapes, floral, stylized, and abstract. Sterling’s preferred method of painting is to use large brushes for most of the painting and complete the painting with a small amount of detail towards the end using smaller brushes. The end result is a watercolor painting that is loose and fresh with expressive brushwork. Following lunch, students will have the afternoon to work on their own painting with assistance when needed. There are no requirements as to what subject the student paints or what size they prefer to paint.

One of the main objectives that Sterling Edwards has as a teacher is to go beyond merely teaching watercolor technique. He makes every effort to encourage the student to be creative with design and color in their painting. All of the techniques that he teaches work equally well with either transparent or opaque watercolor. It’s what the student does with the techniques that will truly distinguish the artist. The workshop will have a laid back and sometimes humorous atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable to ask questions or requests assistance with their painting. Sterling often offers one-on-one help in the afternoons for those who need additional assistance. My workshops are designed to be fun, very educational, and inspiring.

Sterling EdwardsSterling Edwards is a contemporary watermedia master who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a resident of North Carolina since 1973. 

Sterling was honored to be awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) in 2007 and in 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA). He is the author of the best selling North Light book Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process. In 2013 Sterling was proudly accepted by invitation into the International Watercolor Society (IWS). In 2016 Sterling was honored with a biographical listing the Marquis Who’s Who in America for his diverse artistic achievements, business ethics, and professionalism and in 2017 he was awarded signature membership status in the National Watercolor Society (NWS).

Sterling is often commissioned to jury national and international art competitions. His award-winning paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Website: sterlingedwards.com


Classes will be held at The Homestead Resort where special room rates are available for participating students until August 8. To reserve a room call The Homestead 231-334-5000. We thank The Homestead for providing us with a classroom in the Mountain Flowers Lodge..

Supply List | Homestead Info | Workshop Dates: October 8, Noon – 7 pm; October 9-11, 9 am – 4 pm


starts October 8 @ 12:00 pm
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Mountain Flowers Lodge
The Homestead Resort
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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