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Watercolor Brushwork Basics with Melanie Lan

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Saturday, April 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

Intro to Watercolor! This workshop is intended for those that want to learn basic foundational watercolor techniques. We'll be building up our watercolor vocabulary by doing exercises like pulling, washes, wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry brushing, blending, lifting, and creating texture. We'll practice how to make watercolor glazes and experiment with layering, including how to incorporate all these techniques into a 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

  • paint

  • water

  • 2 different sized brushes

  • pencil

  • crayon or wax (even a candle stub will do!)

  • Mixing palette

  • paper towels

  • salt (any kind)

  • isopropyl alcohol or vodka (fun but absolutely optional if you don’t have this!)


Melanie 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.