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Linescapes with Melanie Lan

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Saturday, September 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

This class draws inspiration from acclaimed artists such as Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, and Alma Thomas, who all used lines in their artworks in a variety of ways. This workshop isn't so much about emulating their work; rather it is a celebration of diversity and about finding your own personal happy place when creating a "linescape." Through the process of painting long, deliberate lines, or quick short strokes, we'll explore how our hands hold our brushes and discover what suits our personalities. We'll play with our own unique way of mark making and learn how to fill a page with a simple gesture.

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!


  • 2 or more pieces of watercolor paper (6”x9” or similar size, but this is flexible!)

  • All your favorite watercolor paints!

  • Water
  • Mixing palette or enamel tray  (a ceramic dish also works!)
  • Brushes, at least one larger and one smaller

  • Paper towel

  • Scrap paper for swatching colors and sketching
  • Optional: tape (artist tape, or masking tape, or washi tape!)


Melanie Lan is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA in painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and is interested in the intersection of wellness, mental health, and the creative process. In her free time Melanie is a selenophile who loves painting, cooking, hiking, reading, and learning fun animal acts.

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 session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**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 session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email


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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