2020 workshops & Classes

STUDIO MASTER CLASSES
2 Days in Roland Lee Studio with only 4 or 5 Students, St. George UT.These small-group classes are for experienced painters, but you do not have to be a professional. held in Roland’s own private studio classroom, 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 should have already taken one of his workshops or classes to be eligible. The typical pattern consists of a one-or two hour morning demo and/or Powerpoint instruction by the teacher with the remainder of the time spent working on your own individual paintings. You should come to class with ideas for potential paintings or paintings in progress. It is also okay to bring finished paintings to talk about. Classes are held on one Friday and Saturday each month. Cost is $300 per person for both days.email or call 435-673-1988 

January 17-18, 2020 Master Class $300 FULL
February 28-29, 2020 Master Class $300 FULL
March 13-14, 2020 Master Class $300 FULL
April 24-25, 2020 PLEIN AIR Canyons & Deserts $250
May 22-23, 2020 Master Class $300

2020 WORKSHOPS

April 24-25, 2020    Cost: $250    12 students
CANYONS & DESERTS PLEIN AIR
This workshop will include both indoor studio work and instruction coupled with painting outdoors in the scenic red-rock and desert country near St. George UT. For availability email or call 435-673-1988

August 20-21, 2020   Cost: $360
CALIFORNIA WATERCOLOR ASSOC.
Two-day workshop sponsored by the California Watercolor Association, Concord, CA. All levels welcome. (See full description below) Contact the CWA directly for more information and registration. www.californiawatercolor.org/classes.php
September 16-19, 2020   Cost $400
PLEIN AIR UTAH RETREAT
This is the fourth year for this fantastic painting retreat. Presented by the Plein Air Painters of Utah and the Midway Art Association, this well-organized event includes painting demonstrations, seminars, an art show, with two outdoor painting opportunities each day. There is nothing like it anywhere. Learn from 20 of Utah’s best plein air painters for the price of a single workshop. Too much fun. Contact PAPU directly for information and registration.  pleinairpaintersofutah.com/pleinairutah
October 15-17, 2020  Cost $300
EAST ZION PLEIN AIR
Three days of painting in Maynard Dixon’s backyard. Enjoy the dynamic scenery which brought so many great artists to the East Zion National Park and Mt. Carmel area. This workshop combines both indoor studio instruction with extensive outdoor painting each day.
East Zion Nat’l Park and Mt. Carmel UT. For availability email or call 435-673-1988

Materials List and Instructions (Download)

California Watercolor Association
Roland Lee – Watercolor landscapes workshop
August 20-21, 2020 – 2 Days, Thursday-Friday, All Levels

Sponsored by the California Watercolor Association. This workshop is designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape by learning to see how nature catches our attention. Our role is not to duplicate nature but to create new images based on our personal experiences. Using Powerpoint and live demonstrations, plus printed handouts, Roland will guide us through the steps he uses to create exciting studio landscape paintings from on-location sketchbook studies and ordinary reference photos. We will do a number of paintings studies in class, and complete one small finished painting. Roland will be demonstrating in watercolors, all levels are welcome, but the experienced watercolorist will probably gain the most from his presentation. Subjects include: Seeing the light; Amazing 3-minute skies; Unraveling the frustrations of negative painting; Guaranteeing success with sketchbook value studies; and Creating winning paintings from wimpy photos.
Non Members Fee: $360.00 Members Fee: $300.00

Materials List and Instructions (Download)

Workshop location: Concord, California
Cal State East Bay University, Art Lab – 4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Concord CA
Workshop information here

Contact CWA Workshops Team


2020 Master Classes – 4 Students per session

These small-group classes are for experienced painters, held in Roland’s own private studio classroom, and include a lot of one-on-one time focusing on specific needs. Roland only takes 4 or 5 Students in his Master Classes, so it is more like a semi-private class. Attendees should have already taken one of his workshops or classes to be eligible. The typical pattern consists of a one-or two hour morning demo and/or Powerpoint instruction by the teacher with the remainder of the time spent working on your own individual paintings. You should come to class with ideas for potential paintings or paintings in progress. It is also okay to bring finished paintings to talk about. Classes are held on one Friday and Saturday each month. Cost is $300 per person for both days.

Master Class dates for 2020:

Fri-Sat Jan 17-18 2020

Fri-Sat Feb 28-29 2020

Fri-Sat March 13-14 2020

Fri-Sat April 24-25 2020 Plein Air Workshop outdoors with 12 students

Fri-Sat May 22-23 2020

Call or email for availability 435-673-1988.

St. George, UT Workshops:
In addition to semi-private master classes, Roland Lee usually presents two workshops from his St. George studio 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.

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.

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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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