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Spring Greens with Melanie Lan

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Saturday, April 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

This workshop combines color theory with leafy brushstroke exercises!  We'll be diving into color mixing all sorts of verdant greens: from earthy cypress to vivid emerald, to the softest greens of spring ferns unfurling. We'll experiment with our color swatches in order to paint a variety of leaves and foliage. 

Flexibility is key here. This session is less about botanical precision and more about the fluidity of paint. We will be exploring how it feels to make natural brushstrokes that capture the gentle yet lively energy of spring greens.

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 paints! Primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) for color mixing, as well as all your favorite greens
  • Water
  • Brushes - at least one larger and one smaller
  • Mixing palette
  • Watercolor paper
  • Scrap paper for swatching colors
  • Optional: pencil + eraser
  • Optional: tape for sealing edges
  • Optional: plant clippings or shrubbery
  • Reference photos will be provided if you can't find any plants to paint :)


      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 her work explores the intersection of healing, 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 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.