Due to popular demand, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a second section of their four-session, Step by Step Watercolor workshop. Led by artist Erica Qualey, this second section of the workshop will take place on Zoom on Tuesdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Qualey will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor skills. No experience necessary, open to all skill levels. During each session, Qualey provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to draw your own, a materials list, as well as a video showing how to get yourself set up and ready to paint. This class is designed as an ongoing class throughout the fall and winter that will meet every other week. Participants are asked to commit to four session blocks at a time.

Qualey lives in Midcoast Maine with her husband and two daughters. She is a landscape painter that works primarily in watercolor and watercolor batik. Leaving her hometown in northern Maine, Qualey earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She worked as a graphic designer for several years along with teaching design, drawing, and Adobe programs at a small college in New Hampshire. She has since focused on her personal art, exhibiting throughout New England and is represented in private collections around the United States and Canada. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of "Splash," a yearly publication of 125 watercolor paintings from around the world. She currently teaches workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and River Arts in Damariscotta, and has had the privilege of teaching at other art associations such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle. Qualey also enjoys working with kids, sometimes working as a visiting artist in schools and running programs through Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta.

The fee for this program is $144; $120 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit farnsworthmuseum.org.