Event Details

Big Sky                     

For students 14 years old and up                            


Thursdays, April 27, May 4 & 11, 2023

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Skies have a huge impact on a painting, sometimes taking up a large amount of the paper, and dramatically affecting the mood and atmosphere of the work. The sky should be considered carefully when planning a painting. In this class, led by Spokane artist Megan Perkins, students will tackle painting the sky – with clouds, mist, full of color, or as a neutral backdrop with a focus on being expressive and allowing the medium of watercolor to do its magic.


Big Skies with Megan Perkins Supply List


Watercolors (tube paint preferred but doable with pan paint), brushes (big brushes recommended. Princeton Snap brushes are recommended if you don’t have any big brushes. Get at least a 12 and a 20 wouldn’t be too big), paint palette (no skimpy little things here!), paper towels, cups to hold water, pencil, eraser, scratch paper for drawing out composition, watercolor paper and/or watercolor sketchbook. 90 lb watercolor paper can be used to warm ups and practices but 140 lb watercolor holds water better for big dramatic skies for when the student feels comfortable to try for a more finished piece. 

Painter’s tape is needed and a water-resistant board to tape the paper to would be helpful, otherwise students can tape the paper to the table and I’ll bring a couple of my own boards for students to try. 


*Pre-registration is required for Art School classes; classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be registered ONLY on receipt of payment. Enrollment requirements for all classes: 3 students minimum. Classes with low enrollment are cancelled 48 hours before the class is scheduled to begin.

Refunds and Cancellation Policies: If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued. Refunds or class credit will not be issued for any other reason than cancellation of a class due to low enrollment.


Venue Information

Spokane Art School
503 East 2nd Avenue suite b
Spokane, WA 99202

Organizer Information

Spokane Art School

502 East 2nd Avenue
suite b
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 325-1500

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