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Beautiful Color, Balanced Composition - A Watercolor Series NEW! Class Nov 2 & 9

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Beautiful Color, Balanced Composition - A Watercolor Series Online Class
Two sessions:
Tuesday, Nov 2 & 9, 10-1:30pm MDT
Lexis Krieg
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Oct 12 if outside Colorado or Oct 19 if in Colorado.

Enjoy the opportunity for lots of hands-on work in color and composition during this two-part watercolor series with local artist Lexis Krieg. Her single session classes at Two Hands Paperie have been popular with both novices and experienced artists alike. This series goes into more depth than is possible in a single class, which allows you to go beyond the medium itself as you explore how colors work in relation to one another and how to balance elements to create a beautiful design.

Before each session you’ll receive color exercises to complete ahead of time. Each class includes a review of your exercises, lessons on understanding color, and is paired with a discussion on the elements of composition. The beauty of the series is that the time between classes allows you to experiment on your own, then show what you’ve done at the next class and ask Lexis questions. The goal is for you to become comfortable making independent choices in your paintings. An integral part of the series is the personal feedback from Lexis as everyone shares their work and talks about what they’ve done. We think the best classes are ones like this where everyone learns from each other. There are always some interesting discoveries! This series is not technique based, so you’ll get the most out of it if you’ve already used watercolors and feel comfortable with your brush.

This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Two containers for water
  • Paper towels
  • Set of watercolors. Results are better with artist grade pan or tube paints. Choose a color palette you’re drawn to AND make sure you have the 3 primary colors. Some basic sets that work are Cotman Water Colour Sketcher's Pocket Box, Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Travel Kit, and Prima Watercolor Confections. The Prima colors are available in several different color palettes.
  • Assorted pens in different colors. InkJoy Gel pens, Sakura Gelly Roll pens, Posca paint pens, and Tombow brush pens all work well on watercolor. 
  • Optional: small spray bottle of water for wetting your watercolors
  • Optional: drafting or masking tape
  • Optional: small pieces of paper to practice on. Could be watercolor, mixed media, or even copy paper.
  • Optional: hair dryer to speed up the drying process

Class Kit Includes: 

  • Hot press watercolor paper, 8x8”
  • One #6 and one #12 brush
  • A black and a white pen
  • Two Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight pens 
  • Posca white bullet paint pen PC-3M
  • Pencil and a kneaded eraser
  • Drafting tape

We ship class kits approximately 3 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number once your kit ships. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.

Zoom Info

Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the day before the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact

Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio

Lexis Krieg is the artist, illustrator, and designer behind Lexisworks, a business she started in 2008 as an outlet for her personal creativity. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t making something. She took every art class in high school, then left to study art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. While there Lexis fell in love with graphic design and, as she explains, decided to leave the “real art" to “artists.” She worked as a graphic designer for a while but, after being laid off twice, she ended up growing her freelance business to satisfy her creativity and her urge to create with her own hands.

Her background in graphic design shines through the art she creates now: custom murals, surface patterns, illustrations, hand lettering, and mixed media paintings. No surprise that her studio is stuffed with vintage papers, tubes of paint, containers full of brushes and pens, old sketchbooks, glue, and a collection of materials for her daughters to create with. She’s decided she is an artist after all, and enjoys teaching workshops as a way to help others discover their own creative talents.

When people ask Lexis where she’s from she takes a deep breath and recites: “Alaska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and now Colorado.” (Somewhere in there she managed to live in England for a while.) Colorful Colorado became her home almost 15 years ago, and she’s been inspired by the Rocky Mountains ever since. Lexis takes any opportunity she can to get out and explore the Colorado landscape with her husband Bear, their two daughters, and their dog, Jackson.

See more of Lexis' work on her website and on instagram @lexisworks.