Workshop: Experimental Watercolor with Patti Pease Johnson



Join Big Island artist, Patti Pease Johnson for the Experimental Watercolors workshop on Saturday, March 17, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Volcano Art Center.

ExperimentalWatercolorImagine glass being shattered. The random shapes and patterns are totally unpredictable. Now take these haphazard glass pieces and marry them with watercolors; then add your own playful attitude. This is Experimental Watercolors! Like music on paper, colors flow in delicate waves.

Each student will create three to five separate 8×8 inch watercolor paintings on cold press watercolor paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity. Students will also be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use.

student working 2 250dpiAbstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three – four paints right out of the tube with the glass. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush and more.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members (plus a $10 supply fee per person.) Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

This workshop is canceled. 

For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



About Patti Pease Johnson

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world.


  1. Barbara says

    Hi I’m interested in the Saturday 3/17 class. I might not be able to attend because I work the night before(possibly, I’m on-call). I was wondering if it would be possible to pay that day, if there is room for another student? Thank you

    • Volcano Art Center (AJ) says

      Aloha Barbara,

      Although we normally require payment in advance, if the class is not full by Friday, 3/16, we can accept payment on the day of class, 3/17.


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