2021-2022 Classes and Watercolor Workshops with Tom Hoffmann

To enroll in a workshop or class please send a check made out to Tom Hoffmann for half the tuition. Deposit is fully refundable up to thirty days before the start of the workshop or class.

We intend to adjust to difficult or dangerous conditions by following current best practices. By enrolling in a class or workshop you are taking full responsibility for your health and safety.

Mail to:
Tom Hoffmann | 308 32nd Avenue | Seattle, WA 98122

 All Levels Watercolor Classes

Spring April 19, 2022 – June 21st
10 Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuition: $440

This  all-levels class will be taught as a hybrid class with a one hour remote critique Monday evening 5-6 pm and Plein Air painting sessions on Tuesday afternoons.THIS CLASS IS FULL



Spring  April 20th – June 22, 2022  Wednesdays, 1pm to 4pm Tuition:$440

This all levels class will be taught remotely

A  small class setting allows plenty of one-on-one attention and a robust exchange of ideas within the group. Each session begins with a critique. Homework is provided via Tom’s blog. THE CLASS  IS  FULL. TO  BE  PLACED ON THE   WAITLIST  PLEASE  CONTACT  TOM

The Palouse

4 -day workshop 
Friday – Monday, May 13 – 16, 2022
Tuition $440

The grand scale sculpting of land forms in the Palouse  and the delicate harrowing of the surfaces combine to create a quilt of pure form; shapes and colors that want to be painted. You cannot exaggerate this landscape. Try, and it will show you something you could never have dreamed of. The Palouse workshop will be attended person to person. THE CLASS IS FULL. CONTACT TOM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST


Lopez Island

4-day workshop
Friday–Monday, August 12–15, 2022
Tuition $440

My very first workshop was on Lopez, thirty years ago.  There’s a lot to be said for knowing a location well, and a lot to to be said for workshops. By the end of the fourth day of painting all day, a strong feeling of confidence arises. We learn to trust our instincts, and develop a feel for when it’s time to stop. Lopez Island is a great place to translate the visible world into the language of washes and strokes. You’ll see.

The Lopez Island workshop will be attended in person. THE WORKSHOP IS FULL. CONTACT TOM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST


Skagit Valley , Fir Island

4-day workshop 
August 5–8, 2022
Tuition: $440

To painters, farm buildings are a guilty pleasure. So corny, but so much fun! What do you say we all put on our Groucho glasses and go to the Skagit Flats for some shameless indulgence? Fir Island and the Bow-Edison area are home to some world class barns, many with mountains or abrupt hills in the background. These buildings won’t be here forever. We can think of it as a historical endeavor.



The Methow Valley

4-day workshop
Fri–Mon, September 30–October 3, 2022
Tuition: $440

Why are some places easier to paint than most? In the Methow, it may be that the dramatic landscape is more readily seen as shape, color and value, while the human-made elements retreat in comparison. In any case, much of the painter’s work seems already done. The hard part is deciding which way to face. In four days, workshop participants discover new ways to refine and enliven their work by letting go of the optional information and accentuating the essential.

The Methow Valley workshop will be attended in person