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Course Description

Watercolor has been called the most difficult of paint mediums. The key to its enjoyment can be found by embracing the unexpected, as the ancient Japanese concept of “Wabi Sabi” teaches. We will take inspiration from the nature around us to dance with the unknown- a spill of paint or a color that runs where you did not intend it to go can create beautiful moments in your work. Rather than controlling the medium, we work with the ‘unruly’ components that create works of beauty. It is this participation with the unexpected that will make you fall in love with watercolor.

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


All materials included in tuition.

Springtime Watercolor: Wabi Sabi Florals, 18+

Leyah Jensen Marshall

Leyah holds a BFA Honors degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Studies in fine art have taken her worldwide, from acclaimed institutions like the Danish Design School and Pacific Northwest College of Art to Artist Residencies in India, Haiti, and Nepal. She is the recipient of distinguished awards ranging from a National Gold Medal in Art & Design (VICA) to New York Book Show 1st place winners and #1 bestselling pop-ups (New York Times). Locally she is a recipient of the Chase Plein-Air Award, and enjoys sharing her broad fluency in art mediums through teaching while working as a fine artist and children’s book creator in Nantucket.
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