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exploring watercolor with beginner’s mind

With Kate Weese and Zesho Susan O’Connell

Sunday, April 26, 2020 --
canceled due to Covid

10 am – 3 pm

San Francisco Zen Center ~ 300 Page Street ~  San Francisco

No previous experience is required; only an open mind and a willingness to explore.

Come play with color and water: drop into the moment and experience the flow of

watercolor painting. In this 5-hour workshop, we will explore watercolor painting and

its myriad possibilities for self-expression. This medium offers a unique and enjoyable

way to practice balancing control and serendipity. Because of its inherent fluidity, the

process of painting with water and color asks us to let go of expectations, allow for

change and appreciate process—in essence, to practice with beginner’s mind.


We’ll be learning about tools, paper, and paint; mixing color; wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet

methods of applying paint; economy of brushstrokes; and creating harmony through

composition. We will also learn how Zen meditation itself, returning us to the ground

of our creative selves, can be a tool.

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