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February 9, 2019

Watercolor Workshop

Looking for something different to do with your Valentine? Connect with the Mn Art Truck at Burning Brothers Brewing for a special watercolor workshop led by Coco Connolly. And, get your Valentine's Day shopping done onboard the Mn Art Truck.

• Mn Art Truck will be moored from 3:00 - 9:00 PM
• Coco Connolly watercolor workshop from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
• Burning Brothers Brewing / 1750 Thomas Ave W, St Paul
• Cost: $35 per person (1 beer and all materials included)
— Paint, Palette, Brushes, Cold Press Art Paper, Tape, Pencil
• Workshop limited to 16 attendees & requires preregistration

Register and get Tickets here at the Mn Art Truck.

During the two-hour workshop you'll be introduced to Coco's approach to watercolor painting, using her "Belle Plaine Barn Scape" as a model for your painting. This will include:
• Watercolor introduction.
• Introduction to three basic watercolor techniques: Gradated wash, Wet on wet,
and Dry-brush. Using these techniques, you'll create your own landscape painting.


Past Workshops

This 9-day plein air workshop in Tuscany was hosted  by AncoraItalia Tours, just outside Lucca, in Italy.

We painted in many different locations including; Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre and  Castello Verrazzano, a wine estate and medieval castle.

In the evenings we gathered at our home base, Mulino, a beautifully renovated 12th century olive mill in the hills above Lucca. Reviewing our work and adding finishing touches to our paintings.

Beginning Watercolor class at Everwood Farmstead
in Wisconsin. During this day long workshop we explored the basics of painting with watercolor through storytelling, demonstration and hands on exercises. Some of the topics we covered: 

Introduction to the right materials:

Why using cheap paper doesn’t work

Value of good brushes and good paint

Basics of color

Using your sketchbook

Importance of the right attitude:

Silencing your inner critic

Painting with confidence

Tips on teaching yourself