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Gwendolyn Evans Gallery
Gwendolyn has taught watercolor painting for 55 years—landscape, portraiture, figure, and still life—plus drawing, pastel, and oil. A dynamic and caring teacher with a Masters degree with honors from RISD, she offers classes, workshops, and private lessons upon request in her studio, four miles south of Damariscotta, Maine.

2020 Summer Workshop

Drawing Watercolor Workshop
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$95

You are invited to study with new Maine resident and RISD master’s degree award-winning artist Gwendolyn Evans who will complete two works, one in pencil and one in watercolor during this workshop—as will you under her guidance and instruction. At the end of the workshop you will receive Gwendolyn’s 2½ hour instructional DVD. A materials list will be provided upon sign-up. Easels, stools and water containers will be provided. If you wish, bring a snack/lunch. You will have your choice of working en plein air (Gwendolyn’s gallery/studio faces the Damariscotta River through an old growth forest), or from a still life set-up, or from your own original photo. Gwendolyn says, “Nothing is more exciting or challenging than watercolor! I’ve been teaching workshops and classes for 50 years throughout the U.S. I love enabling students to find their individual expression through caring, thorough instruction, rooted in fundamentals of both mediums. So that I may give much individual attention I limit my classes and workshops to 5 pupils.” Please call if you’ve questions: 207 390-8554. A non-refundable deposit of $50, due by June 24, will reserve your place in the workshop; the remaining $45 due in class.

The workshop tuition includes Gwendolyn’s DVD Simplify the Process: See, Compose, Draw, Paint, a $20 value.



2020 Drawing Classes

6-week Drawing Class
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon
July 8 – August 12
$150

Gwendolyn, who has a Masters Degree from Rhode Island School of Design with honors and has been teaching drawing and painting since the 1960’s, says: “Drawing is foundational to all art making. It is thinking on paper—a necessary skill for working in oil, pastel, watercolor, or any other medium. Drawing in pencil, charcoal, and pastel from still life and from the woods view to the Damariscotta River off the studio, students will learn about line, form, value, composition, shading techniques, perspective, and more. I love to teach! Teaching is an art in itself and joy comes in helping students discover their innate individuality and abilities through mastery of drawing skills.” Email or phone to sign-up, at which time a materials list will be provided. A deposit of $75 made out to Gwendolyn Evans Gallery is due by mail (Gwendolyn Evans Gallery, P.O. Box 29, Walpole, ME 04573) prior to the first class to reserve place as class size is limited to five adult students; remaining tuition is due at first class meeting. While regular attendance is most desirable, if necessary, one absence may be made up at any future class. Please email or phone Gwendolyn with any questions you may have.



2020 Watercolor Classes

6-week Watercolor Class
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon
July 9 – August 13
$150

With many decades of teaching watercolor classes and workshops throughout the U.S., and 80 juried shows plus 50 awards to her credit, Gwendolyn, RISD Masters Degree teacher, offers her first watercolor class since moving to Maine. Gwendolyn studied with famed watercolorists Charles Reid, Fred Graff, Tom Hill, Claude Croney, Pat Deadman, James Green, among others. “I give a strong foundation in basics that leads each student to find his or her own path to individual expression in what is considered by many to be the most difficult medium of all: watercolor. But painting in watercolor is also an exciting process--vibrant, humbling, and full of discovery.” Email or phone to sign-up, at which time a materials list will be provided. A deposit of $75 made out to Gwendolyn Evans Gallery is due by mail (Gwendolyn Evans Gallery, P.O. Box 29, Walpole, ME 04573) prior to the first class to reserve place as class size is limited to five adult students; remaining tuition is due at first class meeting. While regular attendance is most desirable, if necessary, one absence may be made up at any future class. Please email or phone Gwendolyn with any questions you may have.



2020 Free Demo First Fridays

Gwendolyn offers free demonstrations from 11:00 a.m. to noon the first Friday of select months in 2020.

August 7: Working with Yupo

September 4: The Joy and Challenges of Plein Air Painting

October 2: Pastel Basics

December 4: The Thinking and Structuring Behind Mixed-Media Abstraction



Instructional DVD

Instructional DVD Watercolor

Gwendolyn's instructional DVD Simplify the Process: See, Compose, Draw, Paint is also available for purchase, $20.


What students have to say about Gwendolyn’s teaching:

“...superb! She is a real find! No one in the group, including the art teachers among us, ever had a better teacher!!!! She is a star.”

“...the best teacher I ever had!!!”

Gwendolyn Evans teaching an art class in 1997

Gwendolyn teaching a figure class in 1997