Watercolor A-Z Workshop | Sterling Edwards, October 22-25, 2018 | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Watercolor A-Z Workshop | Sterling Edwards, October 22-25, 2018
Studio Workshop

Watercolor A-Z Workshop

  • Instructor Sterling Edwards
  • Date October 22-25th 2018
  • Location Lincolnton, NC
Pay with a Payment Plan
Only 3 spots left


Class size limited....

Spend four fabulous days at Donna Downey Studios with world renowned watercolor artist Sterling Edwards. In this workshop you will learn a multitude of creative watercolor techniques and how to apply them when painting a floral, landscape, seascape, or buildings.

Sterling's style of teaching is laid back, fun, and inspirational. All skill levels are invited to this creative and informative class. 

About the Artist...

Sterling Edwards is a listed contemporary watermedia master and photographer born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951. At age twelve, he was enrolled in oil painting classes after his parents noticed that he had a natural ability to draw. From that time until the present he has been intrigued with art of all mediums and has taken advantage of every opportunity to expand his knowledge and skills. Though Sterling is predominantly self-taught, his work has been influenced by his friend and master artist, the late Zoltan Szabo.

Most of Sterling’s paintings are interpretive statements that reflect his love of the outdoors. He usually paints with large brushes to capture the basic shapes of his subject while keeping detail to a minimum. Once the basic shapes have been identified he looks for opportunities to overlap and interlock the shapes to create balance in the painting and to develop a strong composition. This combined with a dramatic balance of strong light and dark values, and unusual and expressive colors patterns, results in a unique painting that is often a balance of abstract and representational design that captures the mood and dynamics of the subject as interpreted by Sterling.

In 1993 Sterling began teaching his style of painting at workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He was a featured artist in the fall 2001 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine in an article titled, “Ones to watch” and has been featured in numerous newspaper articles nationwide. In 2007 he was awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, an international organization based in Toronto, Canada that recognizes those who have mastered transparent watercolor. Also in 2007 Sterling designed and introduced a signature set of watercolor brushes and a watercolor palette that are marketed internationally. In 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the esteemed Transparent Watercolor Society of America. That same year he was selected as a featured artist in the book, “Best of America Watermedia Artists” published by Kennedy Publishing Company. He is the author of the best selling North Light book, “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process”, published by F+W Publishing Company and is a contributing artist in six other books by various publishers. In 2013 Sterling was proudly accepted by invitation into the International Watercolor Society.

Today Sterling’s book, signature line of products, and instructional DVD’s are marketed worldwide. His award winning watermedia paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world and he is represented by several galleries in the U.S and Canada. He works from his home studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Event Schedule........

Monday October 22nd 2018
10:00am - 4:00PM workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Tuesday October 23rd 2018
10:00am - 4:00PM workshop
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Wednesday October 24th 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Thursday October 25th 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio


* To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or donna@donnadowney.com

Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


What airport do I fly into?

Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

Do I need to rent a car?

We offer complimentary rides (at specified times) to and from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio. For more info, click here.

Where do I stay?

You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with our hotel partner.

To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or donna@donnadowney.com. For more info on rooms, click here.
To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

Quality Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
Phone: +1-623-432-0782

Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
Phone: +1-704-736-2000

To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

What is the cancellation policy?

Purchased class spots are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, and the workshop is sold out, please email gabby@donnadowney.com to be put in contact with the first person on the waiting list. From there, the payment must be worked out between both parties. If there is no waiting list, we are unfortunately unable to provide any refund or credit.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
please send an email to donna@donnadowney.com and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact donna@donnadowney.com