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Painting the Wilderness: A Watercolor Workshop

  • Steadfast Supply 300 Tingey Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)

Saturday, October 20th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Painting the Wilderness: A Watercolor Workshop
Hosted by Writing Desk Creative Co.


Have you always wanted to paint beautiful watercolor landscapes but didn’t know where to start? Not sure if you’re creative enough to capture the essence of the wilderness and adventure you crave? Join Kolbie Blume, owner of Writing Desk Creative Co., for an inspirational and educational day of exploring the basics of wilderness watercolor landscapes.

No experience necessary to take this class. Whether you’ve never put brush to paper before or you’re looking to add some new techniques to your repertoire, this class is for you!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: During this three-hour workshop, you will learn tips, tricks, and proven techniques for creating monochrome night skies and misty forest landscapes, as seen on Kolbie’s Instagram and Etsy shop, This Writing Desk.

WHAT YOU'LL MAKE: By the end of the class, you’ll walk away with two giftable 5x7 wilderness watercolor designs and the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to keep creating and developing your own style for years to come.

WHAT'S PROVIDED: In addition to hands-on, personalized instruction from Kolbie, your investment includes:

  • Two professional paint brushes

  • A travel palette with artist-grade watercolor paint perfect for wilderness paintings

  • Watercolor paper to use during the session as well as some extra to take home

  • Kolbie's (new!) wilderness watercolor workbook

  • A complete list of Kolbie’s favorite supplies and resources to continue your watercolor journey

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Kolbie is a communications professional in the DC area who stumbled upon a passion for calligraphy, hand-lettering, and watercolor illustration after watching mesmerizing videos on Instagram during her lunch breaks. As founder of Writing Desk Creative Co., she specializes in watercolor illustration and calligraphy, ranging from wedding suites to commissioned pieces, as well as creative copywriting. She also utilizes her communications expertise to coach artists and creative entrepreneurs on effective social media strategy and compelling content creation. In addition to creating meaningful pieces for her clients, her main goal is to inspire those around her to find their own creative voice—because if she can learn how to art, anyone can. Look for her on Instagram (@thiswritingdesk) for more of her work and updates on upcoming events!

All attendees will receive 10% off any day-of Steadfast Supply purchase :)


Earlier Event: October 20
Music Class w/ Tunes 4 Tots
Later Event: October 21
Intro to Finger Quilling