NEW! Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Mt. Carmel UT
Mon-Tues October 1-2, 2018

Roland Lee painting at the Maynard Dixon Studio in Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel Plein Air Watercolor Workshop. Oct 1-2This workshop location will be in historic Mt. Carmel, UT on the east side of Zion National Park. We will be steeped in the rich pioneer history of this quaint town where Maynard Dixon lived and painted, and will be surrounded by wonderful pioneer farm scenes which will be our painting subjects. Our workshop headquarters will be the restored old Rock Schoolhouse where we will meet each day for instruction and demonstrations prior to painting outdoors. Additional subjects may include the white Carmel Cliffs, Coral Sands, and peaceful mountain meadows. For those who can stay on Wednesday October 3, we will conclude with a morning of painting at Bryce Canyon before heading home. The Mt. Carmel Motel and campground has reserved six rooms for our use at just $65 per night. The workshop fee is $175.

Drawing & Painting Workshops

St. George, UT Workshops:
Roland Lee usually presents several workshops from his St. George each year. Located just 45 minutes from Zion National Park, and only minutes from Snow Canyon, St. George provides the ideal setting for plein air instruction and  vacation-style scenic watercolor workshops. Regardless of the subject matter, each workshop usually includes both studio and outdoor sketching and painting in various locations, coupled with in-studio powerpoint presentations and live demonstrations. If you want to jump-start your art, and re-charge your artistic batteries, this is the place to do it.

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With over 35 years experience, Roland Lee is one of today’s most successful watercolorists and sought-after art workshop instructors. As a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Roland has conducted workshops throughout America, helping hundreds of artists bring their art to a higher level. He has written articles for “The Artists’ magazine”, “Plein Air Today,” Etched Magazine” and “The Drawing Board” magazine, and has produced a popular series of instructional videos.

Master Classes:

For those who need specific help and individualized instruction, Roland Lee offers either private consultation/lessons or Master Classes. These are held in his own private studio and include a lot of one-on-one time focusing on specific needs. Roland only takes 4 or 5 Students in his Master Classes, and they must have already taken one of his workshops or classes to be eligible. Classes are held on one Friday and one Saturday each month. Cost is $150 per person per day.

Master Class dates for 2018:

Fri-Sat March 9-10 FULL

Fri-Sat April 13-14 FULL

Fri-Sat May 11-12 FULL

Fri-Sat June 22-23 FULL

Fri-Sat August 10-11 FULL

Fri-Sat September 7-8 FULL

Mon-Tues October 1-2 (Plein Air workshop Mt. Carmel) FULL

Fri-Sat November 2-3 (Plein Air) FULL

Call for availability 435-673-1988.

Private Lessons:

For those who need very specific help, Roland Lee offers private consultation/lessons. These are also held in his own private studio and include one-on-one time focusing on specific needs of the individual. All levels are welcome from beginning to advanced. A 3-hour morning session or afternoon session is $300 per session.

Custom Group Workshops:

Roland will custom create an individualized 1-5 day workshop for your painting group for $1000 a day. Call or text Roland directly for more information on private instruction. 435-673-1988.

Experience Levels:
All Roland’s workshops are intended for painters with some previous watercolor experience and a knowledge of basic watercolor painting techniques. You don’t have to be a pro, but we do want you to feel comfortable. No specific paints or materials are required. Just bring what you like to use. A suggested materials list can be found below.

What to expect:
Typical workshops consist of teacher demonstrations, powerpoint presentations, and actual student painting time under Roland’s supervision. Classes will be mostly in the studio, with some short outdoor sketching trips to learn to see in nature. At least two plein air outdoor painting workshops are offered each year in southern Utah’s spectacular National Park country.

Meeting Times:
Classes generally meet from 9am to 4pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break (on your own).

Tuition and Cancellations:
The Class fee is due at reservation. You will receive a full refund if cancellation notice is given 30-days prior to class time. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time.

Screen Shot 2016-07-02 at 1.26.24 PMSee Roland’s Latest Full-length Step-by-Step Instructional Videos

In response to requests from his many workshop participants, Roland Lee has now released a series of new step-by-step instructional videos for online download. Each video is shot with multiple cameras, and uses both dialog and on-screen text to demonstrate in real time his watercolor techniques. Each demo features a complete painting starting with the planning and thumbnail studies to the finished matted painting.

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