Springmaid Watermedia

For more than three decades, Springmaid Watermedia has been offering its popular watercolor and ‚Äčwatermedia workshops at Springmaid Mountain. We continue in 2020 with our incredible instructors…Karen Knutson and Ted Nuttall!

The program is structured for artists of all abilities. Our instructors are renowned as teachers, jurists, authors and artists throughout the United States and around the world. Immerse yourself in this beautiful, unique 400-acre environment with your favorite watermedia and enhance your skill and technique in an intimate, supportive environment.

The workshop fee includes tuition, lodging, and all meals from Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast.  

We are able to encourage student–instructor interaction by keeping the class size small; classes are limited to just 17 students. 

Springmaid Mountain is located in the North Carolina mountains just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and minutes from Spruce Pine.  Nearby airports include Asheville, NC (AVL, 90-minute drive) and Charlotte, NC (CLT, 2-hour drive).

Details of the various classes follow.  If you have additional questions, feel free to call 828-765-2353 or email [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!

2020 Workshop Schedule
(click each class for more info)

September 20 - 25

Karen Knutson

Painting Like Gustav 

September 27- October 2

Ted Nuttall

Painting Portraits from Photographs

October 4 - 9

Ted Nuttall

Still Life