Region II Contact: Wendy Latimer
Contact Wendy

Virtual Art Lessons with Alan Shuptrine

With most everyone being stuck in their homes, Shuptrine’s Studio felt you would appreciate learning about this opportunity. Alan offers online critique of your works, help with techniques, FaceTime or Skype workshops, as well as one-on-one instructional time.
Instruction or Critique Days: Tuesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 8am (EST) – 4pm (EST)
Cost: $50 for every half hour, $100 per hour, or $275 for 3 hours.
To set up a time or ask questions: Contact Rachelle Haddock at
Discount and Payment: Alan is offering a 10% discount for the next 2 weeks (through March 27) while we all see how everything plays out regarding the virus. All monies can be Venmo’d to him.

The March 21-22 Alan Shuptrine Workshop has been canceled.
In light of current events, the Workshop will be “extended” to another time, probably June or August 15-16. If the rescheduled date turns out to be  inconvenient, you can apply your fee to any other Alan Shuptrine workshop with no final cutoff date.  Shuptrine’s Studio is in the process of planning several, so you will have plenty to choose from. Meanwhile, Alan is offering an opportunity that many may not know about: Virtual Lessons! See above.

Virtual Classes with Joy Neasley: Watercolor Wildlife Paint-a-longs and Nature Journaling

Level: Beginner, intermediate
Instructor: Joy Neasley
Location:  Joy’s Skillshare Channel:
Dates and Times:  Anytime, new classes added regularly
Cost: Subscription based.  The first two months are free with link to Joy’s Skillshare Channel. Can cancel at any time.  
Description:  Learn to paint watercolor wildlife by painting along with Joy. Preliminary sketches and reference photos are provided for each class. Supply videos are included with each video along with Joy’s palette choice; however, you are free to use what you have on hand and are comfortable using.

  • Each of Joy’s classes contains a resource section as well as a project section to post progress and finished artwork.
  • Each of Joy’s classes contains a discussion section to work with one another or to ask questions and receive help as needed.

Workshop – Adult ARTLAB: Watercolor en plein air

Level: All levels
Instructor: Todd Saal
Location: Frist Art Museum
Dates: Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $100 members; $120 not-yet-members (includes all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation for the Frist Art Museum’s visitor lot)
Registration: Deadline April 10. 
Description: Join teaching and practicing artist Todd Saal for a two-day workshop to experience painting en plein air (outside), with J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime as inspiration. On Saturday, tour the exhibition and learn basic watercolor techniques with Saal in the Frist Art Museum studios. On Sunday, practice these techniques while creating paintings en plein air at Riverfront Park.

Workshop: Mixed Media

Instructor: Elizabeth Sanford
Level: All levels
Plaza Artist Materials
Dates: After social distancing has ended, 10am-1pm ongoing class. E-mail for dates.
Cost: $200 for 8 classes
Register: Email Elizabeth at
Description: Explore the possibilities of mixed media while developing your own painting style. Experiment with watercolor, acrylic, ink and more as you discover contemporary approaches to color and composition that work for any subject, from landscapes to abstraction. Enjoy weekly demonstrations and one-on-one conversations in a collaborative atmosphere. Learn how to find an intuitive balance between control and spontaneity.

Workshop: Color Theory Basics

Instructor: Elizabeth Sanford
Level: All levels
Location: Plaza Artist Materials
Date: The March 28 class has been cancelled. The class will meet at a future date.
Cost: $60 – all supplies provided
Register: Email Elizabeth at
Description: Explore the basics of color theory, and learn properties that affect the way color works in any medium! Discover how to see color more accurately and how to banish ‘mud’ from your paintings. Find out how to apply your new color skills to any subject. Experience the rewards of working with a simplified palette to mix the colors you want more consistently.

Workshop: Mixed Media – Watercolor, Acrylic and Ink

Instructor: Elizabeth Sanford
Level: Beginner or Intermediate
Location: Plaza Artist Materials
Date: July 11, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: $60 – basic supplies provided
Register: Email Elizabeth at
Description: Explore the possibilities of mixed media by combining all three: watercolor, acrylic and ink. Discover ways to  use each medium to enhance the other. Experiment with fun techniques to add texture and detail to any subject, from landscape to abstraction. Learn how to find an intuitive balance between control and spontaneity.

Event: Region II Non-Juried Exhibition

Date: October-December 2020               
Location: Scarritt Bennett Galleries, Nashville
RSVP: Wendy Latimer
Information: More details to come.

It’s fun to visit your own Region’s page to see what’s happening, but be sure to visit the other pages as well!

Every Region offers high-quality events, workshops, classes and projects that you won’t want to miss!  Just click on  one of the following links:

Region I / Memphis
Region II / Nashville
Region III / Chattanooga
Region IV / Knoxville
Region V / Tri-Cities

And don’t forget the Tennessee Watercolor Society’s private group on Facebook!

It’s a space where like-minded people gather to share ideas or questions, accomplishments and concerns – and to be inspired! Everybody is welcome, and if you aren’t a member yet, please join us. Click on this link to join:

TnWS Facebook Group

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