“Capturing the Light” Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA

May 14 and 15, 2022

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA, nationally and internationally known artist and instructor.

“Shadow Play” by Lynn Ferris

“Capturing the Light”

Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn’t be after thoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary.

In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.

Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-267-5500 (Ask for special workshop rate)

May 14 9am – 4pm
May 15 9am – 4pm

Materials List

PAPER: Good quality paper is essential. I recommend Arches 140lb cold pressed. You will need at least one piece 11” x 15” or larger for each day of the workshop.

PAINT: Required Colors:

  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Pthalo Blue (also known as Winsor blue, green shade)
  • Cadmium yellow, light or pale (you may substitute Hansa Yellow)
  • Pthalo Green (any brand other than Cottman)

Optional colors (nice to have but not required):

  • Cadmium Red, medium
  • Opera (Holbein brand)
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Permanent Rose

BRUSHES: Whatever you are currently using should be fine. I’ll be mainly using a #14 round.


  • Drawing pencil (regular number 2 is fine)
  • Eraser
  • Straight edge
  • Masking Tape
  • Palette (I like a “John Pike” style, but a couple of divided foam “paper” plates can substitute in a pinch)
  • Container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • Tracing paper
  • Masking fluid (I use a rigger or script brush to apply mask)
  • We will also need a couple of hairdryers. I’ll be bringing one.

Deadline for registration:
May 7, 2022


Deadline: May May 7: $240

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