Open Studio for Adults

AGES: Adult

February 22, March 29, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Free for members; $7 non-members

MARCH 29th Guest Artist: Bill Teitsworth
Bill will be on-site at the Everhart to do a watercolor demonstration as a kick-off to the open studio on March 29th. “The Big Brush Exercise” will happen between 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Demonstration fee is included in the price of the open studio, FREE for members, $7 for non-members.

 “The Big Brush Exercise”
The image on the right (“Black Chrysler,” watercolor on Canson Sketch, 24” X 18”) is an example of a kind of spontaneous, direct brush drawing artist Bill Teitsworth has been doing for the past year or so. The mandate to do this kind of thing came from two directions: from Richard Segalman, a workshop instructor at the Woodstock School; and California watercolorist Robert E. Wood, who put the icing on the cake when he directed his readers to “…rework your sketchbook drawings directly with a brush on large, inexpensive drawing paper.”

This type of exercise builds skills, perceptual abilities, and stamina in a lot of areas where a watercolor painter needs those things. For example: the ability to quickly translate “forms” into “flat pieces”; the ability to pre-visualize and map out the placement of major shapes without any preliminary drawing; and of course the ability to render forms directly with the brush.

Everhart Open Studio creates a space where amateur to professional artists can connect, create, and share ideas. On the last Thursday of each month (excluding June and July), artist-in-residence staff from the Museum will be on-site to facilitate 15-minute guided discussions connected to the Museum’s collection focused on technique, genre, or conceptual ideas. Guest artists who will join the open studio will be announced via Facebook and posted on this webpage prior to the Open Studio date.

Post discussion, the studio space will be open with a range of materials for artists to explore and create together, in one space. Artists may also bring non-toxic supplies from home if preferred.

Registration for Open Studio is recommended.

For more information or to register, please call the programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516 or email

For your convenience, you may pre-register and pay online via PayPal.

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