STLWS Members Offering Workshops and Classes at the Green Door Gallery

Watercolor Painting on Yupo Paper

with Nancy Avdoian

Thursday Februay 29, 2024

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Class Fee: $60.00

I will provide all the Yupo paper and other supplies needed for this workshop.

Since Yupo watercolor painting is an ONGOING PROCESS, I suggest you bring your own paint palette, a few brushes and a water container. This will ensure you pick up where you leave off when you get your paintings home.

If you are new to Yupo, don’t let this hold you back. Beginning artists and well-established artists will be covering the same basic techniques, brush control, color mixing, and special effects to this plastic paper. Bring reference photos if you choose, but I will have plenty.

Class size is limited to 12 students. Sign up soon.

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Creative Watercolor Adventures with Yupo

with Alicia Farris

March 21- 22, 2024

9:00am – 3:30 pm each day

Class Fee: $210

Materials list will be supplied upon registration

This workshop will focus on the unique characteristics of Yupo, a synthetic, tree-friendly, completely versatile paper, as compared to traditional watercolor paper. Students will benefit from demonstrations, plenty of experimentation time, and individual and class discussion. Instructor Alicia Farris will supply the Yupo paper as we experiment with various subject matter from abstract to faces. We’ll also discuss the finishing and framing process with this unique surface. Discover why this paper is becoming so popular in the watercolor painting world!

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Wet and Wild Watercolors with Marilynne Bradley

Weekly Wednesday classes

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Each week the class will explore a different art experience in a variety of media using technical skills in watercolor, acrylic, and tempera.

Class Fee: $25 for each class. Most materials are included in the fee.

Register: For Information and enrollment call Marilynne: 314.968.1439

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The Green Door Gallery

21 N Gore Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Our Congratulations!

The following STLWS members were honored to receive awards in the Missouri Watercolor Society’s 2024 International Exhibition, by Kathleen Conover, the judge of awards.  The exhibition is on display at Plaza Frontenac in the Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery accessed from the  parking garage entrance. The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be on Sunday, February 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

            Alicia Farris won the $150 Winsor Newton Special Award for Bomb Pop Stop

            Steve Morris won the $100 Rosemary Brush Award for Nest With Purple Polka-Dots

            Annie Schuchart won the $100 Rosemary Brush Award for Sweet Baskets

An Invitation from Daven Anderson

Daven Anderson will have an exhibition of his work in both oil and watercolor at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center. The Center is at 210 E. Monroe Ave. just east of Lindbergh.  The reception is on Wednesday, February 14th from 4 to 7 p.m.  Please come and bring as many friends as you would like. There is plenty of parking.

The painting on top is an oil on canvas of the FABULOUS FOX (40 x 30). Below on the left is an oil on canvas of ST. MARK’s BASILICA in Venice (30 x 40). The one on the bottom right is an oil on canvas of BUSCH STADIUM at night (30 x 30). Dimensions are of the paintings unframed.

314-241-2339 or (c) 440-476-1597

Watercolor Classes Offered by Janine Helton

Rare Opportunity: In-Studio Negative Painting Workshop

By request, this unadvertised two-day workshop will meet from 9am to 3:30pm each day, Thursday and Friday, February 15-16, 2024, in my studio.

Minimum 4, maximum 8 students. (Only two spots left!)

Simply reply to this email for more information or to register.
If you’ve been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you!

You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any “thing,” instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes…

Negative Painting is a skill that will take your watercolors to the next level!



Next Level Watercolor classes are designed for the intermediate student who would like to take his or her art to the next level.

Students will bring a project of their choice to work on (at any stage of development) in order to receive personalized direction and feedback.

An eight student max assures plenty of individual guidance and instruction, and a flexible registration policy eliminates long-term time and money commitments. Four student minimum.

Classes meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 1-3:30pm.

Where: Jan Helton Artworks Studio in St. Charles, MO (street address will be provided upon registration).

Cost: $25 per class

To register: Simply sign up one or two classes at a time (first come, first served) to reserve your space; payment in advance is required to hold your spot. For more information or to register, contact me at

Me with a few of my Next Level artists