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Kathleen Conover's "Chaos to Order"

  • 05 Jun 2018
  • 9:30 AM
  • 08 Jun 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044
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Kathleen Conover's

” Chaos to Order: 
Water media 4-DayWorkshop” 

June 5th-8th 2018


Sunday, March 11th at 9 am for BWS members

Thursday, April 5th at 9 am for Non-members.

Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 

Remember that these popular events sell out fast

Registration ends May 28th, 2018 or when the event is full



  • The workshop is $450 for BWS members 

  • $525 for non-BWS members.

  • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.

  • Please pay online via PayPal if possible; PayPal allows the use of your Credit Cards whether or not you have a PayPal account.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.

Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

"Chaos to Order" 

The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Kathleen Conover in a four-day watercolor workshop where she will introduce BWS water-colorists to her approach to "Chaos to Order". The workshop will begin Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 and continue through Friday, June 8th, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 



” Chaos to Order: Water media Workshop” 

Kathleen Conover

Create Dynamic Art!  Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like “chaos”, but it delivers vital energy that is not only fun and intuitive but necessary.  

Great design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to a rich start and turn it into an attention-getting and expressive finished painting.   Beginner or advanced – you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective.  

Demonstrations, a 9-page syllabus plus handouts, individual attention and independent work time will enable understanding and application of new information and processes.  

Specific lessons on texture building, color concepts, layering, how to do a value study, understanding design principles and elements, and more will be presented.   

“Most of all,” Kathleen says, “I want to help each artist advance to the next level in their work – no matter where they start.”   Bring your sense of adventure and enthusiasm for this high-energy, fully-packed workshop.  An introduction to Kathleen’s teaching is included in a three-part video in “Workshops” on her web site:


Kathleen Conover is a full-time artist, dividing her time between painting, teaching, judging, and gallery ownership (20 years).  She holds signature status in several international and national organizations including 

AWS-DF (Dolphin Fellow) 

NWS, TWSA-MA (Master Artist) 

ISEA-NF (Nautilus Fellow)  


Kathleen has garnered numerous awards including the:

AWS Silver Medal of Honor, High Winds Medal of Honor and the Mary Bryan Memorial Award 

TWSA Best of Show Skyledge Award •Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Honorable Mention •

TWSA Winsor Newton Award •

ISEA Best of Show Gracie Award •

NWS Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award •

Audubon Artists Aqua Media Award of Excellence •

WCUSA Juror’s Award •

CWA Best of Show.  

Most recently she is honored to have invitations to several International Watercolor Society exhibitions including: China, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and Thailand.

Kathleen is included in many books and art publications, most recently, the following:

• Splash 18: Value, Light/Dark, Rachel Rubin Wolf, ed. (North Light Books, 2017)

• Acrylic Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E. Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2016, pgs. 58-67)

• Watercolor Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E. Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2012)

Watercolor, "25 Artists to Watch" 

Naomi Ekperigen (Interweave Publishers, Fall 2011)  

Kathleen has taught extensively in the US as well as internationally over the past 20 years. 

Kathleen exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques,and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. 

Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design. Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries, as well as early international travels. 

She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Art degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting. Kathleen Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand, and Greece. She has been honored as one of 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. 

STUDIO Gallery, Marquette, Michigan ~ Pine Island, Florida


A supplies list and instructions for preparing for this workshop will be sent to those registering about one month in advance of the workshop.

The program will take place at 
"The Hawthorn Center" in Hickory Ridge 
 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 5 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.
  • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
  • Paid registrants who cancel on or before May 8th. 2018 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 May 8th, 2018 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 and new information.
  • Questions 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: 9:00 AM
Workshop instruction begins: 9:30 AM
One-hour break for lunch
Workshop instruction ends: 4:00 PM
Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 5:00 PM

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

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