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E. B. Lewis 3-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • 27 Apr 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
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  • Base price
  • Non-Member price

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E. B. Lewis

New Dates

April 25-27, 2017

There is no restriction.

3-Day Workshop

Urban and Rural Landscapes: Interpreting Watercolor Painting Principles and Illustration Techniques

This is a change due to a conflict with E.B. Lewis’s calendar, 

Please contact me if you would like to register for this.

If you have registered for one of the other restricted workshops, you are now able to register for this workshop

This workshop is now open to Members and Non-Members 

The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor  artist and illustrator, E.B. Lewis, in a three-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to interpreting Landscapes. The workshop will begin Tuesday, April 25 and continue through Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  


Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career E.B. will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through sketching, graphite value studies, and preliminary color studies E.B. will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. This workshop is intended to provide you with an understanding of how to paint in watercolor while avoiding common mistakes by creating a step by step road map that you can use for painting any subject.

Students will follow E.B. in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.

About E.B. Lewis


E.B. Lewis has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Nikki Grimes' Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman,

the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner;

Alice Schertle's Down the Road, an ALA Notable Book;

Tolowa M. Mollel's My Rows and Piles of Coins, an ALA Notable Book and a 

Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Bat Boy and His Violin by Garvin Curtis, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and 

Jacqueline Woodson's The Other Side, a 2002 Notable Book for the Language Arts.

Under the tutelage of Clarence Wood, a noted painter in Philadelphia, Lewis began his formal art training. He remained in the program until his enrollment in the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1975.

During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in graphic design and illustration, along with art education. There he discovered his medium of preference, watercolor.

Upon graduation in 1979, Lewis went directly into teaching, along with freelancing in graphic design. Between 1985 and 1986 he had completed a body of work which was exhibited in a downtown Philadelphia gallery. The show sold out and bought him public recognition and critical acclaim. Within two years his work was exhibited at the prestigious Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, where his shows continue to sell out.

Lewis's work is now part of major private collections and is displayed in galleries throughout the United States. Barbara Bader's American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within includes a description of Earl and his achievements as an artist. He illustrated many different picture books, among them The Other Side written by Jacqueline Woodson and Circle Unbroken written by Margot Theis Raven. Circle Unbroken was later set to music of William Grant Still and performed by members of Chamber Music Charleston for educational performances and the award-winning film of the same name. He currently sits on the board of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


There is no special supplies list. Just bring your paper, sketchbook, graphite stick or pencil, paints and brushes and a picture of your choosing.                                                                                           

  • The price for the workshop is $375 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $450 for non-BWS members.
  • The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person. 
  • Please pay online via PayPal if possible.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
  • For online registration, visit and go to Public Events.
  • The program will take place at "The Hawthorn Center" in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD.  The address is: 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD  21044.  
  • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online sign-up. Checks must be received within 7 days of registration to be considered as registered.

  • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list for BWS members for workshops which are filled or restricted. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. (Priority is given to members who have not registered for any of the other restricted workshops during the year.)
  • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
  • You can also join the waiting list beginning on February 4th if you registered for one of the other restricted workshops but would like to attend an additional workshop if space is available. 
  • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
  • Paid registrants who cancel on or before March 26, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, the amount refundable is 80% of the workshop price.
  • Paid registrants who cancel after March 26, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, no refund will be given.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will still be held unless the Hawthorn Center is unable to open or the workshop artist is unable to travel.  If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rata refund for those days that were cancelled.
  • Check this website for changes, updates new information.
  • Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Sabine Yeager (BWS Workshop Chair) at

The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

6175 Sunny Spring
Columbia, MD 21044-5623
Tel: (410) 730-7327


Doors open at Hawthorn Center: 9:30 AM
Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM
One-hour break for lunch
Workshop instruction ends: 4:30 PM
Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 5:00 PM

Mail check to:
Sabine Yeager 
Workshop Chair
3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
Reisterstown, MD. 21136

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