Learn the Art of Watercolors with Susan Perin


Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is proud to present “Watercolor Foundations” — a five-day Creative Jump-In led by local artist Susan Perin. The class will focus on creating realistic and abstract paintings. The workshop will be held Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SVMoA’s Hailey Classroom.

Workshop participants will learn the art of watercolor painting by exploring the color wheel, hue, value and intensity of their brush. They will draw inspiration from imagination and photographs to gain confidence in their own creative process. Students will paint a still life or two using color in shadows and reflected light, finishing with a critique. They will come away from the class with an understanding of color theory and the key techniques for watercolor painting. Students of all experience levels are welcome to participate.

Susan Perin is a graduate of Parsons Schools of Design. Her award-winning work has appeared in five national galleries and in multiple plein-air shows. She has taught painting workshops throughout her adult life. Susan was born and raised in England and Yemen but now calls Sun Valley her permanent home.

“Susan has been teaching watercolor painting for years and is wonderful at teaching the technique, as well as color theory and composition,” said Jeanne Knott, Visual Arts Class Assistant at SVMoA. “This a thorough class on painting, and students will gain rich knowledge of the medium.”

In the interest of community health and safety, SVMoA is adhering to CDC guidelines and the Governor of Idaho’s orders as it invites people back to its museum, classes and programs. Museum visitors and class participants should wear face masks and abide by social distancing recommendations. Anyone who feels ill or lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. Also, SVMoA is limiting the number of participants in its museum and programs to assist with safe social distancing.

Tuition for Watercolor Foundations with Susan Perin is $425 for SVMoA members and $475 for nonmembers. For more information and to reserve a space in the workshop (limited spaces), please visit svmoa.org or call 208.726.9491