2-Day Workshop with Catherine Hearding

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 28-29, 2022

Our FIRST in person workshop since COVID!
REGISTER online by going HERE!

  • Freedom Park, New Brighton
  • 10:00-4:00 p.m. each day.
  • $250 for members, and $290 for non-members.
  • Limited to 10-20 students.


This workshop will help students understand the fundamentals of creating beautiful, colorful shadows and contrast in their paintings.  Students will also learn how to simplify their paintings while using a three-step process for applying color. Learn how to use value, intensity, and color temperature contrasts to create the sunlight in your paintings.

Catherine Hearding

Catherine Hearding has more than 40 years of experience painting in watercolor. She earned a BA degree in zoology and botany from the University of Montana (1974). Catherine designed and marketed a line of watercolor notecards featuring her designs, from 1974 until 1990. In the 1990s, Catherine’s focus shifted to painting the landscape and she began exhibiting her paintings locally in 2001. In 2006 she began entering her work in national exhibitions.

Catherine is a signature member in the American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor USA Honor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Minnesota Watercolor Society and Red River Watercolor Society. She is a past president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society (2008-2010) She has received many local and regional awards and has several notable national awards, including: American Watercolor Society (High Winds Medal 2019), Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors (Pulsifer Award, 2014 and Trails and Streams Medallion, 2011), Louisiana Watercolor Society (President’s Award, 2013), Watercolor USA (Museum purchase award, 2011), Missouri National Watercolor Exhibition (Sutherland Lumber Co. Award, 2010), Red River Watercolor Society (Silver Award, 2009).  Her work is found in many private and public collections including the Springfield Art Museum (Springfield, MO), Children’s Hospital, (Minneapolis, MN), Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis, MN).

Catherine has been teaching courses in basic watercolor techniques since 2004.  She also offers classes and workshops on color theory, landscape painting and composition.  She works from her home studio in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Her work is available on her website at: www.chearding.com