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Gallery Hours 11am - 4pm   Tuesday through Saturday 

During the Downtown Springfield 2nd Friday Art Walk - OPEN til 8:00PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

© 2020 Emerald Empire Art Association

500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Watermedia Textures Workshop

A workshop with

Eve Margo Withrow and Pam Haunschild

May 9 & 10, 2020 Saturday & Sunday


Location: Meeker Classroom 2nd Floor

Non-member $195 plus optional materials fee(see materials list below)

EAC Member $175 plus optional Materials Fee(see materials list below)

click each button below to purchase your spot and any optional materials fees

In this fun and exciting workshop, we will create textured, complex watermedia backgrounds and then work on turning them into harmonious, successfully finished paintings. You will have your choice of working in acrylics and/or watercolors along with an acrylic gesso mixture (provided).


Texture makes your painting feel more dynamic, creates a sense of depth, and helps viewers emotionally connect with your work. Texture is sometimes visual (on the surface) and sometimes dimensional (raised above the surface). We will work with both types of texture in this workshop.


The class is appropriate for anyone – beginners will have no trouble with the methods used and more advanced painters will be able to add complex texturing processes to their repertoire. You will leave with at least 12 painting starts, and one or two completed paintings. Although the instructors work with nature subjects, you can work on the imagery of your choice as a final product.

Materials List:

- Artist grade acrylics in your choice of colors. Bring colors you like to work with. Just be
sure you have a warm and cool yellow, red, and blue as a minimum. If you don’t have
acrylics, we will provide them for a $15 materials fee.
- Artist grade watercolors in your choice of colors as above. If you don’t have watercolors,
we will provide them for a $15 materials fee.
- Brushes you like to use.
- Three large (22 x 30) pieces of hot press watercolor paper. 140# is fine, unless you prefer
working on heavier paper.
- Water containers, paper towels, palette, scissors, spray bottle for water.
- Texturing materials: we will a lot of these materials for you. But we also encourage you to
bring anything you think you may like to work with. Examples include stamps, stencils,
scratchers, sponges, textured fabric or paper, shells, etc.
- Two or three old watercolor or acrylic paintings that you don’t mind reworking
We will provide the gesso mixture, gesso brushes and sponges, other containers and
applicators and an assortment of texturing materials, stencils, and reference images.