Elegance in Watercolor, Delft, Netherlands

Elegance in Watercolor, Delft, Netherlands

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This is an investment workshop – we will invest in our art and get the best return on investment by employing just enough shapes, colors and strokes. This is Uma’s definition of elegance and we will study how to use just enough design elements to make watercolors sing. Exercises during two days will build up towards a quarter sheet or larger painting on day 3. We will focus on the technical skills at the beginning followed by discussion of elements of design and Uma’s philosophy of painting. We will also do a few verbal exercises and exercises that help us ‘look’ or develop the artist’s eye. If you’ve always wanted to overcome the fear of wet in wet painting, rest assured that at end of the workshop, you will feel more confident about approaching it independently. The workshop promises to be full of rigorous exercises and exhaustive mental challenges which will leave you spent but stronger – like how a weight training or yoga class should leave you! The group dynamic is a wonderful opportunity to experience different perspectives within wet-in-wet style of painting. There will be 1-1 discussions at least twice a day and a critique at end of day two and three.

Wed-Fri, July 17 to 19, 2019
9AM-4PM with time for lunch in between.
Location will be close to city center. Exact location will be emailed after June 15, 2019.

If you sign up, it is assumed you’ve read the FAQ below, so please do read!

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Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

18 years or older

Is this a plein air workshop?

This is a three day plein air workshop.

What can I bring to the workshop?

Supply list along with location will be emailed to you upon booking your ticket & two weeks prior to the workshop.

How big is the class?

We will be maximum 15 of us.

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds will be issued if minimum number of participants is not met by June 15, 2019. No refunds after that unless instructor cancels the class.

Is previous watercolor experience required?

Yes, previous watercolor experience is needed.

What’s provided in the fees?

The cost of workshop covers instructor fees and lifelong skills that you will gain from it. Food, travel, accommodations are to be arranged by participants. We may have group dinner on one evening.

If there are 3 hour workshops, why teach a 3 day workshop?

USK symposium workshops are 3 hour long workshops held outdoors. This is a more intense workshop where we will build upon daily exercises .

  • An extended workshop works at a slower pace – but allows to cement the basics it needs to cover for a strong outdoor painting session on day 2.
  • Longer time duration also allows for more material to be explored.
  • The pace and duration in turn have been shown to boost confidence of the students and that increases the happiness quotient of class participants as well as the instructor.



2 reviews for Elegance in Watercolor, Delft, Netherlands

  1. 5 out of 5

    Uma’s workshop provides 3 days full of information, inspiration and guidance toward the artist in yourself. She is an excellent instructor with individual attention for each of her students and manages to pull each one out of your comfort zone and learn how to let the watercolor work by itself. For me it made the difference between coloring and actual painting. The workshop does everything it promises and I highly recommend it.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I just attended the course Elegance in Watercolor in Delft from July 17th to 19th, 2019.

    I’m wracking my brain trying to think of something that can be improved with this experience. Uma elegantly presented a few, solid concepts that progressed in difficulty over the three days. There was a good mix between theory and practice, and all the instructions were delivered in a clear and pleasant way. Nothing was forced and it was up to each student to apply the techniques at their own level and we all got individual critiques and feed-back. As Uma got to know the challenges of the students, she also Incorporated some time to go through what she saw were common issues and we had a chance to ask her general question by the last day. All and all, it was an amazing experience to meet Uma and the other students, and I now feel inspired to keep learning and practice what I learned.

    I think maybe the last location in the market was a bit busy too with all the people and detailed view, but in the end it seemed like we were all able to conduct the exercise there so I guess we were also there met at our level.

    Siril Stenerud
    Siril Stenerud
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