Watercolor Composition 101 with Bill Teitsworth


April 5, 12, 19, 26

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

$125.00 for the series of 4 classes




Watercolor Composition is a series of four “mini-workshops” based on YOUR subject matter.

Suggested categories include Landscape, Cityscape (street scenes), or Still-life/Floral. Prior to each session, students will need to shoot some photo-reference of a subject and bring it to class in a useable form either stored on an iPad or tablet or as a printout. Students will need a sketchbook and drawing materials, as well as, a complete watercolor kit, for each session.

In addition to working one-on-one with you on your sketch and photo reference, Bill will include in each session a short but information-packed group lesson. Bill will present the first four subjects listed, after that, he will do as many of the others as time and group interest permit.

  1. Lighting situations and “the five conditions of lighting.”
  2. Color harmony.
  3. Directing the eye.
  4. Bill’s three “all-time favorite” methods for composing a picture.
  5. Landscape elements: skies, clouds, trees, and more.
  6. Urban sketching.
  7. Making corrections.

This course is recommended for those who have taken the “Watercolor Essentials” Workshop or who have at least basic watercolor skills.

Students must bring their own supplies. Recommended supplies listed in the link below.
Student Supply List

Instructor: Bill Teitsworth, American Watercolor Society (AWS)

Bill Teitsworth is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. He served as a director of the AWS from 2007 to 2012. He has received more than thirty national awards, including the Greathouse Medal, the High Winds Medal, and the Silver Medal of Honor of the AWS.

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

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


In the event you must cancel your paid program reservation with us,  you will receive a refund as defined below:

1. There is a 20% non-refundable registration fee for all Museum programs

2. 80% of payment will be refunded if a written notification of cancellation is submitted NO LATER THAN 4 weeks before the start of the program.

3. Cancellations received later than our policy date will end in automatic forfeit of full tuition.

4. In the event of an illness or family emergency, a formal physician’s note must be submitted to receive a full refund of tuition.

5. Cancellations for family vacations and/or personal reasons will not be refunded.