Watercolor Color Workshop with Lela Stankovic

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Painting Glorious Rose Flower in Watercolor

A Workshop for Serious Beginners

Lela Stankovic Workshop

Learn to Paint Your First Rose Flower in Watercolor You Would be Proud to Show to Your Family and Friends … While Having Fun and Exploring Watercolor Guided by your Art Teacher Lela Stankovic

Dear Aspiring Artist:

How often do you find yourself disheartened, working on your watercolor painting again and again, trying to get that “ideal” color layer … to soon realize it is dull, lifeless and ruined? And the color you painted is far away from the one you wanted to paint. And the paint ventured into areas you never intended to. After a few enthusiastic attempts, and subsequent ego-hurting failures, disheartened, you declare you are an anti-talent for art and give up before you even began. Does this sound familiar? Even worse, looking at YouTube painting videos and other artists’ work, it seems everybody else can easily do it, just not YOU.

It does not have to be that way. Wouldn’t you like to be in a full control of your watercolor painting, mixing glowing colors you wanted to, while creating smooth and magical backgrounds. The colors of rose flower, the leaves, stamen, etc. … but also the colors of their highlights, and shadows. In other words, painting a rose painting that looks like you can literary walk into it and pick the flower.

Let me share a secret with you:

One skill that holds back so many aspiring artists from achieving their full potential is SEEING THE COLORS and MIXING or LAYRING COLORS ACCURATELY, and this skill can be learned – guaranteed. And WITH A HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED ART TEACHER the process of learning and meeting your goals can be significantly shorter and more enjoyable.

Painting Glorious Rose Flower in Watercolor – Workshop for Serious Beginners to the rescue!!!

Join me in an AMAZINGLY REWARDING ART WORKSHOP where we will together look at a gorgeous rose flower, and its leaves, and obtain the exact color of each, together. You would be amazed how effectively this practical hands-on workshop would help you to control and create a color in your watercolor paintings you might have never thought you could possibly accurately reproduce.

All you need to do is register for Saturday’s Painting Glorious Rose Flower in Watercolor, and show up with your watercolor art supplies. You will not even feel the time fly by, and in a day, you would confidently walk out with your newly built color mixing confidence and watch amazement of your friends and family when you show them your creation. Everything is taken care of (reference photo, an outline, guided instructions, etc.). You only need to bring your art supplies and enthusiasm to learn and have a great time. A full list of art supplies and tools recommended by Lela will be emailed to you upon registration.

You do not need any prior painting experience, there will be no homework before or after, you just need to show up and have fun and relax.

Reward yourself with a day of creativity and meditational relaxation and fun surrounded by likeminded artists. You know you deserve it!

I look forward seeing you there, and I guarantee you will be having an amazing and memorable time.

Lela Stankovic

P.S. If you feel stressed by the demands of modern life, you should know about a study of 84 students published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy. It found that putting colored patterns on paper may “induce a meditative state that benefits individuals suffering from anxiety.” In other words, doing art helps you relax and not be stressed out.

Lela Stankovic watercolor workshop

  • Where – at my art studio at Glen Erin & Battleford in Mississauga
  • When – 4 Saturdays from 10AM-12PM; (starting on March 2nd, or March 30th)
  • Small Group of 2 to 4 students (a lot of individual time)
  • Price – 247 CAD$ + tax

CLICK NOW TO REGISTER for Workshop 1 (March 2, 9, 16 & 23)

CLICK NOW TO REGISTER for Workshop 2 (March 30, April 6, 13 & 20)

Painting Glorious Rose Flower in Watercolor – Workshop Outline

Lela shares her secrets, knowledge and experience to help you “see as an artist” and create captivating outdoor paintings.

Lela’s recipe

  • Observe and ask questions
  • Create an intelligent composition
  • Capture light, life, and movement
  • Understand your pigments and mix clean, clear, transparent hues that glow
  • Create luminous shadows that dance with color
  • Master moisture and tame washes
  • Create natural edges and soft blending using Lela’s Multi-wash Method
  • Mold form with color and color values
  • Avoid the ‘traps for young players’
  • Then finally, Lela will show you the icing on the cake – How to bring it all together with Final Adjustments to create a painting that speaks to the viewer and has a real ‘presence’

Class Outline

Class 1

  • An initial welcome and introduction to the workshop.
  • Outline of the following 2 hours
  • Discussion on my teaching philosophy – Focusing on ‘why’ and ‘how’ I use my painting methods. I love to paint with a sensitivity that allows the viewer to connect’ with the painting. There are many components to achieving that goal. These will be interspersed throughout the workshop.
  • Demo and discussion of my palette & paper and the properties that make it perfect for creating paintings that glow with light and life.
  • Demo and practice – make your own graphite transfer paper (supplies provided)
  • Demo and practice of basic watercolor painting techniques – wet-on-wet, wet-on-dump, wet-on-dry, and dry brush
  • Main Study – Begin Rose Painting – draw the outline of the composition to the Arches watercolor paper

Class 2

  • Outline of the following 2 hours
  • Discuss in greater depth, the building blocks of a painting by using my 7 stages painting process
  • Demonstrate when and how to stretch watercolor paper
  • Demo and practice of basic watercolor painting techniques – flat wash and variegated wash
  • Main Study – Rose Painting – Begin our initial yellow washes on our main study
  • Continue to build multiple washes and establish form and depth

Class 3

  • Outline of the following 2 hours
  • Demo and practice of advanced watercolor painting techniques – Soft edges, lost and found edges, luminous shadows that dance with color, retaining highlights, lifting highlights, strengthening color, coping with large areas, delicate hues, rich hues, soft ethereal backgrounds, deep, rich, dark, backgrounds, ‘suggested’ objects, focal planes, leaves, petals, veins, creases, stamens, stems, cast shadows, shiny surfaces, matt surfaces, reflected light, preparing for fine detail
  • Main Study – Rose Painting – Begin color washes on our main study – Continue to build multiple washes and establish form and depth

Class 4

  • Outline of the following 2 hours
  • Each participant draws and paints her own main study rose painting.
  • Lela will be there to spend time with each individual artist, answer all questions and provide additional demonstrations as needed.

Art Supplies

  • Brushes (bring what you fill comfortable to paint with, suggested small round, medium round, and small flat #2 ).
    Round: one for details, one medium, and one large is a good choice.
    Flat: one #2 medium stiffness for softening the edges and scrubbing and lifting highlights
  • 140lb hot press Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper (or equivalent 100% cotton hot press artist quality paper)
    Buying 9”x12” or 10” x 14” Arches watercolor pad containing 12 sheets is the most economical choice.
    You can also buy a full sheet (22” x 30”) and cut it in quarters (11” x 15”) or eights (7.5” x 5.5”).
  • A firm board to stretch and/or tape a watercolor paper on, while painting
  • Watercolor paint. M Graham or equivalent artist quality watercolor paint (a list of 7 essential colors and Lela’s recommended watercolor supplies will be emailed to you upon registering for the class)

    Note: Lela will be using M Graham artist quality watercolor paint available from www.currys.com web site, convenient to order online or in the store in Mississauga or Toronto)
  • Porcelain Plate or Palette to mix colors
  • Absorbent tissue paper or cotton rag
  • Masking tape
  • Two plastic water containers to hold water to paint with (it is important to have two)
  • A small notebook, sketchpad, pen, pencil, kneaded and regular eraser

Where to buy art supplies: In Canada (GTA):

  • www.deserres.ca (a brick and mortar store is available in Toronto and Mississauga/Oakville)
  • www.currys.com (a brick and mortar store is available in Toronto and Mississauga)
  • www.michaels.ca (a brick and mortar store is available in Toronto and Mississauga/Oakville)
  • www.abovegroundartsupplies.com (a brick and mortar store is available in Toronto)

What Else to Bring with You

  • Enthusiasm to learn and have fun while exploring a wonderful world of watercolor painting


  • Fee: 247 CAD$ + tax (4 x 2-hour classes) – you need to bring your own art supplies
  • Payment method: Online Pay Pal only (this payment method also allows to pay with your Visa card)

    Important Note: Buying and collecting your own art supplies is a lot of fun and artistic pleasure. However, before you rush into the art store to purchase all suggested supplies, let’s first look together at what you already have. You might need just a few extra items and I can help you to evaluate and purchase only what you do not have an equivalent for.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make the workshop, you can get a full refund if you cancel 21 days or more before the event date. If you cancel with less than 21 but more than 14 days’ notice, there is a $10 cancellation fee. If you cancel within less than 14 days, there is no refund.

If we have to cancel due to poor weather conditions, the class will be held at a later agreed date.


  • Pick your start date March 2, or March 30th. There are two workshops available to choose from, on 4 consecutive Saturday’s, 10AM – 12 AM.
    Option 1: Workshop 1 – March 2, 9, 16 & 23
    Option 2: Workshop 2 – March 30, April 6, 13 & 20


  • At my art studio at Glen Erin & Battleford In Mississauga.

CLICK NOW TO REGISTER for Workshop 1 (March 2, 9, 16 & 23)

CLICK NOW TO REGISTER for Workshop 2 (March 30, April 6, 13 & 20)