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Scheduled Workshops

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Frame & Art Center, 1100 S Main St, Ste 108 Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

    “Watercolor Techniques"

    Marie Siegrist Mini Workshop Series

    Cost: Members $100 total (includes all three classes) Limit: 10
    Please note LOCATION CHANGE from our usual.  This workshop will be at Frame & Art Center (see address below). 

    This series of three classes will appeal to those who are getting started in watercolor and want to have some of the “mystery” of how it works revealed. The classes will also appeal to more experienced watercolor painters who want to sharpen their skills.

    Each week there will be a demonstration of some aspect of painting with watercolor, i.e. beautiful washes, wet into wet, wet onto dry and drybrush, ways to imply texture and how to get dark values, and much more. There will also be informal discussion of types of watercolor paper, brushes and paints, etc. After the demonstration there will be plenty of time for painting and individual attention. The goal for each week will be to go home with a complete or nearly complete small painting.

    This will be a fun, relaxed series of watercolor classes. Hope you can come.


    Member cost $100

    Registration opens May 1, 2024  Register HERE

    The workshop is on three consecutive Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  Wed Sept 18, Sept 25 and Oct 2, 2024. 

    Location: Frame & Art Center, 1100 S Main St, Ste 108 Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

    If you'd like to become a member go to Join NMWS

    *Cancellations: Workshop is limited to 10 students, first come, first serve. If you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund only if your space is filled from the wait list.

    Instructor Bio: 

    Marie has painted since childhood. One of her earliest recollections of painting was when her parents gave her a little pail of water and a paintbrush and asked her to “paint the garage”. She painted the boards as high as her arms could reach with the brush dunked in water and she delighted in the pattern the water made as it ran down the brown paint of the garage. Painting has been a passion ever since. Now she paints with color, design, and light. Watercolor and other Watermedia such as acrylic, casein, and watercolor pencils are her favorite mediums.

    Her background includes study with many nationally known Watercolor Artists and Workshops at the University of Wisconsin Extension. She taught watercolor in the Madison Area Technical College System for many years and also conducted self-promoted workshops and classes. She continues to teach in Las Cruces.

    Marie’s subject matter is wide and varied including dramatic skies, landscapes, up close nature studies, flower themes, interesting doors and windows and other enticing subjects that present themselves, making it impossible not to paint them. Most of her work begins in the field with sketches, notes, and supporting photos, then the process of planning and designing begins in her studio.

    Membership in several art organizations including New Mexico Watercolor Society, in which she achieved Signature Status in 2010, Artists of Picacho Hills, and associate membership in the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic (NSPCA) have been an inspiration to strive for excellence in her chosen medium.

    Sponsored by the NM Watercolor Society's Southern Chapter.  

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]

New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571                           Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]

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