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Fall Trees in Watercolor Workshop

Sept. 21, 2022 2 p.m. to Oct. 26, 2022 5 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center

Wednesdays, September 21 through October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for six sessions with beloved watercolor artist Pat Hogan. Capture the changing colors of the season in watercolor. This workshop combines the best of both worlds with both studio and plein air available. Rainy forecast? No worries. In this inside/outside workshop, we will have the challenge and fun of plein air paired with the comfort of the studio. This time we are exploring the BBG fabulous collection of trees! Come with curiosity, camera, sketchpad, and watercolor kit. Materials list is available on our website. 

Pat Hogan’s work is inspired by nature, particularly the Berkshires, the Maine Coast and the vanishing islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Each unique landscape provides a stunning connection with the beauty of our earth and wildlife and the chaos associated with climate change and human disregard for sustaining a healthy planet.

Please note that financial aid is available for all BBG classes. Use this link and please read the instructions carefully. Or contact Director of Education Bridgette Stone at

From the Instructor: Watercolor Supplies. These are merely suggestions. If you are experienced, please bring the materials you like.

140# CP (HP OK too) watercolor paper; Arches, Fabriano, Winsor Newton are all good quality. Some folks like blocks

Drawing pencils: soft B’s

Watermedia Acetate - one sheet

Small sketchbook

Paper towels or rags

Palette with cover

Water containers

Plexiglas: 1/8 inch, approx. 18 x 25, or gator board to support a half sheet (22 x 15) paper

Bulldog clips

Masking tape


2 inch flat - optional

1 or ½ inch flat - optional

Number 6 or 8 round

Number 12 or 14 round

Tube paints:

Aureolin Yellow

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Sap green

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Red

Cerulean Blue

Burnt Sienna

Raw Sienna

Rose Madder



Pro White

There are many excellent brands in both artist and student grade. I like American Journey from Cheap Joe, Winsor Newton, Holbein, Maimari Blu, Daniel Smith, etc.


Supplies are available at the following local art stores:

Miller Art in Pittsfield

JWS in Gt. Barrington

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff at is a popular mail order catalog specializing in watercolor supplies

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