Sterling Edwards "Watercolor A-Z" Workshop | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Sterling Edwards "Watercolor A-Z" Workshop
Studio Workshop

Sterling Edwards "Watercolor A-Z" Workshop

  • Instructor Sterling Edwards
  • Date October 22-25th 2018
Pay with a Payment Plan
Only 2 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

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Emergency Cancellations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.

Questions? Contact

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?

No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

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 Bill at 704-560-6819 or
To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

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

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