The Colorado Watercolor Society is an organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards and principles of art and to promote, encourage, educate and foster an interest in fine art in all media, especially watercolor.

Sterling Edwards Big Brush Watercolors Workshop

  • 20 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado
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  • Current members of the Colorado Watercolor Society, up-to-date with their dues.
  • Not a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, or member with lapsed membership dues.


Sterling Edwards will be teaching a four day workshop in April 2020 at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO.  

Big Brush Watercolors Workshop

            Join renowned watercolorist Sterling Edwards in this exciting educational workshop that is designed for those who would like to work looser and be more creative with watercolors. In this workshop you will see a wide variety of landscape, floral, and abstract demonstrations using brushes as large as 2 1/4” wide to block in the subject of the painting. Let’s face it; you can’t get tight with a brush that large. The painting is then completed using mostly 1” and larger brushes. You will also learn how to use stiff bristle brushes with watercolors for beautiful blending, textures, and washes.

            Some of the topics that you will see demonstrated and explained include; working from photographs, building a strong composition, saving white paper and introducing rich darks, balancing positive and negative shapes to create depth and drama in your painting, creative color mixing, and so much more.   

            All of Sterling’s workshops are designed to be fun and inspirational. Come see for yourself why Sterling Edwards is one of the most sought after workshop instructors in the U.S. and abroad. All skill levels are invited to this workshop, but as with any watercolor workshop, previous watercolor and drawing experience is definitely helpful.   

Date:               April 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2020

Time :              9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily ( the building may be entered at 8.30 a.m for set up) 

Location:         First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Boulevard, Englewood, CO. (southwest corner of Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard)

Lunch break : 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Workshop fees are $400 for CWS members and $450 for non-members (or members with lapsed membership dues).

How to Register: 
You can register online for your convenience, or by contacting Sandy Day Selbert at

You can pay online or pay by check (in which case your registration will be pending until payment is received). Make check out to "Colorado Watercolor Society" and mail it along with your name and address to Priscilla Greenbaum, 15168 W Washburn Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228.


If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please register for  the waiting list. (The waiting list usually gets called, as there are always some cancellations by participants.)

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