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Study with Kim Johnson and let the fun begin!

You will love studying with Kim Johnson as she shows you how to overcome the daunting challenge of the 'blank paper'.  Kim can show you how to approach the art of expressive watercolor with both enthusiasm and determination.  Explore watercolor in a loose and colorful way, with techniques for putting down fresh and colorful first washes and working large to small. 

  • Study a variety of techniques: wet into wet, graded washes & grazing
  • Explore composition - the value, rhythm, massing in areas and movement
  • Gain confidence in painting the human form or portrait
  • Learn to make exciting paintings from your photos
  • Upgrade your painting abilities
  • Become more analytical of your own work and the work of others

With Kim, you will learn how to not stress about the small things and just have FUN!!! 

To arrange a group workshop, please contact Kim via email.

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"Kim taught simple ways to improve your painting skills, correct drawing was emphasized, along with clean color, two methods were taught, wet and dry...wet was fun, and the dry method was more detailed. Kim is easy to work with and spent time with each student. I will definitely attend the workshop next year."


"I have never painted portraits and frankly was quite tentative. Kim immediately put us at ease and continued to expand our horizons and color palette. She is supportive and fun, while she encourages and teaches about a subject that could be overwhelming. Thanks Kim."


"The watercolor workshop with Kim Johnson was a delightful learning experience.  Not only did I benefit from Kim's demonstrations and near encyclopedic knowledge of the craft, but I received personal suggestions regarding my work as I progressed on a painting.  Kim has a natural, relaxed manner which certainly made it easy to experiment without feeling threatened or inadequate. I highly recommend her classes."

Sponsored Sessions

Some drawing/painting experience is recommended for Kim's sessions

February 2018

Creating Expressive Animal Painting in Watercolor
Scottsdale Artists' School

Date: February 26 - March 19, 2018 (4-weekly sessions)
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Address: 3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
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May 2018

Painting Figures and Animals from a Photo Reference
Scottsdale Artists' School

Date: May 3-4, 2018 (2-days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
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June 2018

Watercolor with Kim Johnson
Ah Haa School for the Arts

Experience Level: Should have some watercolor and drawing experience
Date: June 19-21, 2018 (3-days)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 300 S Townsend, Telluride CO 81435


Working in Watercolor
Scottsdale Artists' School

Date: June 25 - August 30, 2018 (6-weekly sessions)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 3720 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
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January 2019

Demonstration & Workshop
Sun City West Art Club

Date: January 14, 2019 (Demo) & January 15-16, 2019 (2-days)
Time: TBD
Address: Kuentz Recreation Center
14401 W R.H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West AZ 85375


Portraits and Animals in Watercolor
Keeton's Office and Art Supply

Date: January 28-30, 2019 (3-days)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 817 Manatee Ave, W Bradenton, FL 35205

February 2019

Watercolor with Kim
Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery

Date: February 27 - March 2, 2019 (4-days)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address: 10100 Park Cedar Drive Suite 188, Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact: 704-541-6944 or via email


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