Beginning Watercolor Workshop

Saturday/Sunday November 10-11, 2018 10am-3pm

Stamp Student Union Studio A (Arts & Learning Center) University of Maryland, College Park

I’m excited to work with University of Maryland and Studio A again. This time, we’re happy to offer a fun-filled weekend workshop in November. Don’t worry, it’s an away game weekend for Maryland.

Seats are limited. Sign up today!

Students: $60

Faculty: $70

General Public: $80

*Prices include all materials for both dates. Just come in or bring your favorite watercolor tools you may have.

This class is taught by Ikumi Kayama, founder and principle illustrator of Studio Kayama. Studio Kayama Medical & Scientific Illustration helps experts, educators, and art directors creating unique and custom illustrations by combining unmatched knowledge and expertise in the sciences and visual communication.

What to Expect:

Get all the right tools and tips to start creating beautiful accurate illustrations in watercolor.

There are thousands of other art workshops you can attend this year, filled with fluff and vague or irrelevant instructions.

Each Studio Kayama event is carefully curated and thoughtfully planned to maximize your information absorption and studio work time. You can use the useful practical techniques the very next day to increase speed and achieve accuracy in your work.

We meticulously source the best materials for high archival quality and offer them to you at near cost. We’ll show you the techniques and tips we’ve developed and mastered.

We’ll be covering a wide array of topics such as water/pigment ratio, amount of water on paper, how to mix colors, and more.

Workshop that feels personal

We welcome everyone from all levels. Minimum age to attend this class is 18 per University policies. Each student will work on an independent painting to get personal instruction that matches their level. We aim for the balance–so it’s approachable enough so it’s enjoyable, but challenging enough to feel accomplished. The workshop is a two-way dialogue. We listen carefully to each student’s comments and their assessment before we give further instructions. We want you to leave the workshop inspired, confident, and excited to do more.

What students said

I really appreciated your generosity in sharing materials and specimens. Additionally, your instruction was clear and specific. I will use the techniques for future projects – hopefully! I’ll keep my eyes posted for your future classes.
-Lauren J.


black bear watercolor by Ikumi Kayama peacock watercolor by Ikumi Kayama blue jay watercolor by Ikumi Kayama


What can I expect from this weekend workshop?

It’s a 2-day event taking place from 10am-3pm on November 10-11 at Studio A in the Stamp Student Union. The workshop theme is “breaking the myth that watercolor is hard” where students explore watercolor/painting techniques to transform or elevate their skills and more importantly, gain confidence and enjoy the process of watercolor.

What is the Story behind Studio Kayama?

Studio Kayama is a medical & scientific illustration studio that creates custom illustrations to help explain modern medicine and science using accurate and approachable images. Over the years, requests for teaching and sharing techniques have grown and the Studio has adapted teaching and training into one of its services. Read more here  and see some of Ikumi’s works on the portfolio page.

What is included in my registration?

The workshop will include everything you need to start painting in watercolor: pencil, watercolor paper, watercolor pigments, mixing plate, water cup, and paper towels. Optional materials may be purchased for an additional fee. You are entitled to one-on-one feedback time and also time to focus and work.

What are the workshop prices?

Students: $60

Faculty: $70

General Public: $80

I’m very grateful to UMD and Studio A that we can offer workshops that are so affordable for everyone! Space is limited, so once the tickets are sold out, they are gone!

Seats are limited. Sign up today!

GET Directions

The Art & Learning Center is in the Basement Level of the Student Union, near the Co-op and the bowling alley.

Stamp Student Union

3972 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

[email protected]

Send us a message!

If you have any questions about the event, please leave a comment below. We’ll respond as soon as we can.

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Sign up today!