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Exploring Watercolor with David Daniels

  • 11 Oct 2022
  • 9:30 AM
  • 13 Oct 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
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  • Base price
  • Non-Member price
  • Used only by the workshop chair. BWS policy document states the chair attends at no cost to compensate for the work in setting up and running the event.

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Exploring Watercolor


David Daniels

October 11th-13th, 2022


Members: July 11 th 2022................10:00 a.m. $375

Non-Members: July, 30th 2022.........10:00 a.m. $450

Not a member? 

Consider becoming an Associate Member for $25/year


Registration Deadline:  

October 3rd, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a workshop with the internationally respected watercolor artist David Daniels.

The workshop will begin Tuesday, October 11th and continue through Thursday October 13th at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 



David Daniels earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant in 1970. From a young age he loved nature, and looked to it for what he still considers an “inexhaustible supply of ideas.” This fascination with nature led to his formal training in botany and biology. Although he knows his paintings would never be considered photorealistic, his scientific studies continue to influence his work. He makes great efforts to represent his subjects anatomically and botanically correct.

In 1982 he earned a Master of Art degree, again from Central Michigan University. After 15 years of teaching in the Michigan public school system, he moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue an art career.

David’s work has been selected numerous times for solo exhibitions in Michigan and the Washington, D.C. metro area, and his paintings are in many private and public collections around the world, including the National Institutes of Health. He has been the recipient of Best of Show awards from organizations such as the Capitol Hill Art League and the Washington Watercolor Association, and was inducted into Who’s Who in American Art in 2005. In addition to being a full-time artist, he teaches watercolor painting at the Smithsonian Institution and workshops in the US and Europe


David was the art director for the Boat House Art School of Washington, D.C., for two years; volunteered as a docent at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and has demonstrated his style of painting on cable TV. His work has been featured in numerous books and periodicals, and his interactive approach to teaching has made him a sought-after workshop instructor. After more than 30 years of painting, his continuing experimentation with the medium has resulted in depictions such as, “The New Face of Watercolor” (Watercolor Magazine, Fall 2004), and his paintings are said to look like no other watercolor you have seen. His website is



All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium. 


Watercolor Supply list

David Daniels Instructor

Bring any watercolor supplies that you already have. The following is a suggested list of materials. Feel free to go beyond the limits of this list, but in any case, buy the highest quality products you can afford. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to experiment with  new materials, feel free to bring them.


 At least three sheets of D’Arches 140lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. Purchase full sheets 22” x 30”. These sheets may be torn in half to make them easier to carry.


There are many commercially made palettes that work well. I recommend the “John Pike” or Robert Wood” palette. Make sure that your palette has numerous compartments to hold your paint and large mixing areas


Below is a suggested list of colors. Make sure that you have a warm and a cool of each of the primaries. Expand your palette by adding colors that you find visually appealing. Please use professional grade tube watercolors. Daniel Smith, M Graham, and QOR are the brands that I use

Phthalo Blue (green side)                   

Hansa yellow light                                                         

Alizarin Crimson                                                             

Cerulean Blue                                                                                      

New Gamboge                                                                     

Pyrole Red                                                                           

Quinacridone Gold

Neutral Tint

Pyrole Orange

Sap Green

Chinese white

Carbazole violet


 Quinacridone Burnt orange

 Lavender Daniel Smith

 Cobalt Teal                                    

 Iridescent Electric Blue

 Quinacridone Pink Daniel Smith


Any brushes you already have will be fine for the workshop. I use a size 4 and size 6 Raphael Kazan Squirrel Mop if you are interested in a suggestion. They are not required.


Drawing Pencils:

Black drawing pencil: “Blackwing Matte” preferred

White drawing pencil: Any soft lead white drawing pencil will do


Tracing Paper:

Two sheets of  9” x 12” tracing paper


Liquid Frisket:

Liquid frisket is a masking agent and is available in many brands


Two plastic water containers , paper towels ,small sketch pad and drafting tape

We will be painting primarily from photographs and sketches. Bring a large assortment of photos and/or drawings containing subjects that are of interest to you--landscapes, still life, and flowers etc. you may also work from sketches done outside of class. If working from photographs , they should be on regular typing paper and at least 8.5” x 11”

  • The price for the workshop is $375.00 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $450.00 for non-BWS members.
  • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
  • Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.
  • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Dana Kleinsteuber at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

We anticipate that Covid-19 will continue to be an issue when this event is held. BWS will be following Howard County guidelines in our event regarding wearing masks. Please be prepared to wear a mask in this public space during this workshop.

FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: and go to Public Events. 

Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.


  • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time .
  • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
  • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.


  • BWS makes decisions and incurs fixed costs based on the number of initial registrants. Cancellations can affect these costs even if there is a waiting list. In addition, cancellations incur processing fees and other costs paid by BWS as well as requiring extra time and organizational effort. Refunds for extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the event coordinator.

  •  From registration date to 60 days prior to the event = 90% refund

  •  59 days to 21days prior = 75% refund 

  •  20 days to 8 days prior = 50% refund 

  •  7 days = no refund

  • 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 and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Dana Kleinsteuber (BWS Program 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


Hawthorn Center doors open at 9:30 AM on the first day October 11th
Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM on the first day and ends at 4:00 PM

October 12th and 13th doors will open at 9:00 AM and instruction will be from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM  

One-hour break for lunch
Hawthorne C
enter closes and doors are locked promptly at 4:30 PM

Payments are preferred on line, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference David Daniels Workshop to:

Dana Kleinsteuber BWS Program Chair
4018 Twilight Grove Ct.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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