Michaelin Otis: Watercolor on Handmade Surface

$425/4-day workshop

April 2 -5, 2023

Watercolor on handmade surface

Students will be supplied with a small prepared surface for the first day, will make two more surfaces for the workshop. We will then use reference photos from the instructor or their own photos. Design and colors will be discussed. Students will complete two 15 x 20 paintings. How to varnish and frame without glass will be covered.

Skill Level Required

All Welcome


About Michaelin Otis

michaelin.com rogowaygalleries.com
520 207-6545 520 869-5583
Michaelin Otis is an award winning, nationally known artist, workshop leader, art show juror and author. Her very popular book ,”Watercolor for the Fun of It – Painting People,” was published by North Light Books in 2002. She is a contributing author for “Drawing and Painting People – The Essential Guide”, and has illustrated 10 children’s books. The latest book, “Trainman” is being published by the Autism and Asperger Publishing Company. He paintings are featured in books by Karlyn Holman and Nancy Reynor. She owned and operated her own gallery and teaching studio, Avalon Arts, for 18 years in White Bear Lake, MN. Her compelling portraits have been featured in numerous publications, book covers, magazines and CD covers. She has written articles for Watercolor Magazine, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magic. She has been featured in many others, including most recently “Western Art Collector”. Michaelin has won numerous awards and has her signature membership in the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Taos National Society of Watercolors. She has been accepted into numerous national juried shows. For many years she taught for H K Holbein art materials at trade shows around the country. She is currently being represented by Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, Tubac, AZ.

Some Awards include
Best In Show Santa Rita Art League 2007
Award of Excellence Northern Lights St Paul, MN 2005
Finalist Artist Magazine Animal Competition 2004
Second Place Tubac Members Show Tubac Center for the Arts 2004
First Honors Minnesota Watercolor Society Juried Show 2004
Second Honors Minnesota State Fair Juried Show 2003
Award of Excellence Northern Plains Watercolor Society 2001
Best of Show Minnesota Watercolor Society 2001
Best of Show Northern Lights Juried Show, MN 2001
Signature Membership Taos National Watercolor Society 2001, 2004, 2005
Signature Membership Louisiana Watercolor Society 2005, 2006, 2007

Learn more about Michaelin Otis

on her website: 


4 Calle Iglesias, Tubac, AZ 85646

PO Box 5112, Tubac, AZ 85646