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Explore new skills and learn from amazing artists!

Each year BRAA aspires to offer members opportunities to learn from accomplished professionals.  

See what it is in store this year...

February 29th - March 2, 2024!


Surfaces, Textures & Techniques in Watercolor


Over time, our painting process can become, well... predictable. Same paper. Same brushes. Same techniques. This workshop will shake up your routine, and help you make creative strides by experimenting and seeing your work in new ways! If you are a realist, this is an ideal way to loosen up and add some spice to your painting process.

Working small (8x10-ish) we'll create mini-masterpieces on a variety of surfaces — from masa paper to tinted paper to AquabordTM and more. We’ll experiment with grounds, stencils and other tools that can add new dimension to your work. Over our 3 days, you’ll have time to create a number of finished pieces that can be framed as-is or used as springboards for future paintings.

Robin believes ample painting time is key to learning in a

workshop. She continually circulates and devotes as much time as possible to each student. Robin will provide images for certain exercises, but in general, students will work from their own photos.

Robin is a seasoned watercolor instructor and incorporates classic and experimental watercolor techniques in her demos. Her explanation of technique, design, and value make for a well-rounded workshop experience. She teaches regularly at The Studio School in Roanoke

along with 6-8 yearly workshops throughout the US and occasionally overseas.








Thursday, February 29 - Saturday, March 2 

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Blacksburg Police Station

Community Room

200 Clay Street

Blacksburg, VA  24060


$150 BRAA Members  

$225 Non-members

*An additional $12 supply fee will be paid to the instructor

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Come prepared for 3 days of fun and adventure!!

Learn to LEARN from your ART! 




WHEN:  Tuesday, August 27 - Friday,  August 30                 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

WHERE:  Christiansburg Presbyterian Church

               107 W Main Street

               Christiansburg, VA  24073

COST:    $450 BRAA Members  

              $550 Non-members

Registration will be available at a later date with advance registration for BRAA members.

Joan is exceptionally gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discover their unique artistic voice. She believes people are more open to learning and inspiration when having fun. Her workshops are playful and lighthearted. Many approaches and techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from Joan's insightful solutions to their artistic challenges.​


Learn more about Joan on her website:


You'll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.

We'll address attitudes of confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, play, inspiration, intuition, your mean critic, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, marketing, your belief systems, finding balance, and more!

August 27th - 30th, 2024!

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