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Painting the Wilderness: A Watercolor Workshop


Have you always wanted to paint beautiful watercolor landscapes but didn’t know where to start? Not sure if you’re creative enough to capture the essence of the wilderness and adventure you crave? Join Kolbie Blume, founder of Writing Desk Creative Co., at The Lemon Collective DC for an inspirational and educational night of exploring the basics of wilderness watercolor landscapes, where she’ll teach you everything you need to know to create simple but stunning pieces. 

During this two-hour workshop, you will learn tips, tricks, and proven techniques for creating monochrome night skies and misty forest landscapes, as seen on Kolbie’s art Instagram and Etsy shop, This Writing Desk. By the end of the class, you’ll walk away with two giftable 5x7 wilderness watercolor designs and the knowledge you’ll need to keep creating and developing your own style for years to come.

In addition to hands-on, personalized instruction from Kolbie, your investment includes: 

  • two professional paint brushes
  • a palette with professional-grade watercolor paint perfect for wilderness paintings
  • watercolor paper to use during the session as well as some extra to take home
  • a complete list of Kolbie’s favorite supplies and resources to continue your watercolor journey.

And of course, no workshop is complete without some light snacks!

No experience necessary to take this class. Whether you’ve never put brush to paper before or you’re looking to add some new techniques to your repertoire, this class is for you!

Tickets: $110


About your host

Kolbie Blume is a communications professional in the D.C. area who stumbled upon a passion for calligraphy, hand-lettering, and watercolor illustration after watching mesmerizing videos on Instagram during her lunch breaks. Despite having no prior experience in art, she decided to pick up a brush pen in February 2016 and try her hand at this lettering thing, and she hasn’t been able to stop creating art since. Through her writing and creative business, Writing Desk Creative Co., she specializes in watercolor illustration and calligraphy, ranging from wedding suites to commissioned pieces, as well as creative copy writing. She also utilizes her communications expertise to advise artists and creative entrepreneurs on effective social media strategy and content creation. In addition to creating meaningful pieces for her clients, her main goal is to inspire those around her to find their own creative voice—because if she can learn how to art, anyone can. Look for her on Instagram (@thiswritingdesk) for more of her work and updates on upcoming events!