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Introduction to Watercolor with Melanie Lan

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Saturday, July 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

Learn how to watercolor this summer! Don't know where to begin? This class will help you develop a glossary of tools, techniques, and textures, and is perfect for beginners that want to learn the basics. What is a wash, what does wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry mean? How much water is needed and how do we incorporate all these techniques into a painting?

We'll start with learning essential watercolor vocabulary, and by the end of class we will end up with a 3 panel landscape painting. This class is structured with beginners in mind, but all levels are welcome if you’d like a refresher!

Join zoom 15 minutes early (10:45am) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 11:05am PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • At least 3 pieces of watercolor paper
  • Paints
  • Water
  • Brushes: one bigger and one smaller, and a size 22 flat brush or 1 inch wash brush is helpful here too.
  • Pencil + eraser
  • Mixing palette
  • Paper towels
  • Tape (washi tape or masking tape)
  • Salt (any kind)
  • Optional: white gouache
  • Optional: isopropyl alcohol or vodka (fun but absolutely optional if you don’t have this!)



Melanie Lan is an artist and illustrator based in NYC. She earned her MFA in painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and has an interdisciplinary background in painting, cross-cultural studies, and somatic psychology. Her work explores the intersection of healing, meaning-making, and the natural world. In her free time Melanie is a selenophile who loves tide pools, stargazing, big trees, and long walks with good snacks.

View more of Melanie’s work at and Instagram: @melanie.lan



All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the workshop.

* Zoom links are emailed 24 hours before the workshop starts; please check out using the email address to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the class, please check your spam folder first and email

** If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. 


Thank you so much for taking our workshops. We do ask if you are planning on teaching in the future by using anything you’ve learned from us, to please credit Case for Making + the individual instructor where applicable.

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