Region IV Contact: Jean Porter
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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.


Events: Knoxville Watercolor Society Monthly Programs

Organizers: Leslie McDonough and Kate McCullough
Location: Knoxville, TN
Dates: 1st Monday night each month, February through May:
April Kate Aubrey              
May Slides: Mary Whyte’s work
Cost: None. No instruction, just camaraderie. Come and enjoy!

KWS Monthly Program: “ART with a Heart” Volunteer Homeless Project

Organizers: Kate McCullough, Leslie McDonough, Lin Stillwell, Vickie Brandt & Terry Chandler
Location: Minvilla Manor across street from Volunteer Ministries, Knoxville
Dates: 2nd Thursday of every month 
Cost: Donations
Description: Teaching art to homeless people who are recently off the street, with own apartment. Through Volunteer Ministries of Knoxville.

Class: Watercolor, Postponed Until It Is Safe to Open Art Center

Level: All levels
Instructor: Kate McCullough
Location: 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN     
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 1-4pm
Cost: $100 for members, $120 for non-members

To Register: Call 865-357-2787, Fountain City Art Center
Description: Individual instruction

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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