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Zebra and His Shadow: Watercolor Workshop by Venarella Hinkle

Updated: Jan 11

• 2024: 4-hour Zoom Workshop

• Monday, March 11, 2024

• 1 PM - 5 PM Central time

• Space is limited to 10 • Beginner/Intermediate Levels

• $50 per student


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Class Description:

A beginning/intermediate level workshop designed for adults who have had beginner watercolor experience.  The primary skill focus is “How to give a sense of distance and foreground, atmosphere and texture to your paintings.

In this four-hour Zoom Workshop, the goal will be a finished painting you will be proud of.  As with all my Zoom Workshops, you will have access to the entire lesson for 30 days following the class.  

Students are required to have a Zoom account.  Go to and tap the Sign-Up Free tab on your PC or Tablet.  Get the Zoom App and sign-in.  The link to the class will be sent to each registered student.

Meet The Instructor:

Venarella Hinkle first studied watercolor over 15 years ago falling in love with the flow of water and pigment.  She continued her education under well known artists working diligently to develop her own style and skills.  Venarella has been featured in McHenry County Magazine as Artist Showcase; received highest auction bid at Rockford Anderson Gardens; won first placed in Beeblys Watercolor Painting – just to name a few of her awards.  She has taught classes both in person and online via Zoom.  “I learned what it means to paint what you love”.  She now specializes in Pet Portraiture and in teaching others the amazing effects that can be achieved with the beauty and transparency of Watercolor.

Supplies Needed:

  • Watercolor brushes size 6 or 8 round; Small detail brush; Cheap size 4 or 6 synthetic round brush for masking fluid and a larger wash brush or ¾ oval brush.

  • Large white plate or palette for color mixing.

  • Paper: 9x12 100% cotton Watercolor paper for the 8x10 finished format.  Please stretch and prepare for class:  OR, 140# Cold Press 9x12.

  • REMOVEABLE Art Masking Fluid.  My preference is Winsor and Newton.

  • Suggest Color Choices:  Ultramarine Blue; Burnt Umber; Quinacridone Sienna; Quinacridone Gold; Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow.  Note:  The professional grade watercolor paint is best.

  • Drawing Pencil – Kneaded Eraser – Pencil Sharpener - Ruler

  • Gray Graphite Tracing Paper

  • 2” Masking Tape – Small Spray Bottle – Bar of Soap kept in Baggie or Container

  • Small Household Sponge – Paper Towels – Two Water Containers

  • Hair Dryer, preferably with a cold shot button

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • No refunds will be issued for no shows.

  • No refunds will be issued for dropping the workshop during presentation.

  • No refunds for cancellations one week prior to class. 

  • Approved cancellations will incur a $10 processing fee. 

  • The Zoom recorded class will be available to all students who have paid for the class for 30 days following the workshop.

  • If the Workshop is cancelled due to the Instructor, or GLAF, a full refund with no cancellation fee will be issued.


If you have specific questions about the Workshop and its content, you may contact the artist Venarella Hinkle at:

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