ONSITE: Summer Plein-Air Watercolor Workshop

Spend an afternoon in one of Richmond’s green spaces learning to paint the summer foliage in watercolor. We'll meet at VisArts in the morning to go over materials, basic goals and a few techniques. Then, we'll decide as a group where to paint for the rest of the day. Once outside, each student will start their own piece. The instructor will individually spend time with each student to give advice, explain techniques and give you a better understanding of watercolor landscape painting and drawing.

Special Notes

  • This class meets on Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 1-4. While Watercolor painting is highlighted you are welcome to bring in other sketching or drawing materials - pen and ink, pastels, pencil etc... are all welcome. Prerequisite - Students should have some experience with watercolor and how it is used. If it rains we will schedule a rain date on next weekend.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

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About the Instructor

Genesis Chapman

A native of Bent Mountain Virginia, Genesis Chapman received his BFA at the Art Institute of Kansas City in 2001 and his MFA from VCU in Painting and Printmaking in 2010. He was named one of the top 100 emerging Southern Artists by Oxford American Magazine in their spring 2012 issue. His work has been recently shown at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the Taubman Museum of Fine Art in Roanoke and The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.
He splits his time with his wife and daughter between their cabin on Bent Mountain and house in Richmond.
On Instagram: genesischapman1

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ONSITE: Summer Plein-Air Watercolor Workshop

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August 6 - August 710 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $115.00
Member Tuition: $103.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Genesis Chapman
Level: Intermediate