2020 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.

MAIL TO:

Tom Hoffmann
308 32nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


All Levels Watercolor Class

Fall  September 15 – November 17, 2020
Ten Tuesdays 2-5 pm Tuition $440

A  small class setting allows plenty of one-on-one attention and a robust exchange of ideas within the group. Whenever possible we will go outdoors to paint. Each session begins with a critique. Homework is provided via Tom’s blog.

 

 


Lopez Island

4 Day Workshop Fri–Mon, July 24 – 27, 2020
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.


Skagit Valley Barns

4 day workshop Wed – Sat, August 26 – 29, 2020

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.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. CONTACT TOM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST

The Methow Valley

4 Day Workshop Fri–Mon, September 27 – September 30, 2019

Fri – Mon, October 2 – October 5, 2020
Tuition: $440

tom-hoffmann-landscape-sistershomesteadWhy 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.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. CONTACT TOM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST


Seattle: Abstraction in Watercolor

Two 3-Day Workshops,  Thursday – Saturday, November  and Thursday – Saturday, December 

Tuition $330

More and more the form/content scale is tipping toward form, leaving content out in plain air. Even there, the paintings want to be stripped down to the essentials. This is serious fun! Leave the rules at home.

DATES FOR 2020 TO BE DETERMINED