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Playful Trees and Treescapes with Melanie Lan

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Saturday, October 14, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

This workshop is a celebration of woods, forests, and trees! Autumn and spring are my two favorite seasons to paint trees, to study their leaves and trunks and branches, and to observe the changes in these magnificent organisms. 

In this class we’ll learn different ways to create our own unique trees, playing with negative and positive space, utilizing pattern and texture. We'll be painting mostly from memory to create individual trees and treescapes. This class is more focused on play and intuition rather than painting from reference, and participants are encouraged to bring a sense of curiosity and exploration to the process. 

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!


  • Watercolor paper (2 sheets)
  • Brushes (a wash brush for large surfaces, a size 6 or 8 filing in spaces and one smaller 0 - 2 for small details)
  • Watercolors
  • Cup of water
  • Pencil + eraser
  • Colored pencils and / or crayons (fun - but optional!)


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.