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    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
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    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased to announce:

    An Associate Member Exhibit Rescheduled at:

    Slayton House Gallery In Columbia, MD

     Those Members who previously registered for this event and who have indicated they wish to participate in the rescheduled exhibit do not need to re-register.

    Due to available space, we will allow artists to enter up to two paintings for this exhibit.

    Registration fee: $10.00

    No refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)

    A 10% commission will be collected on all sales.

    Deadline for entries: January 12, 2022 (revised) or if capacity is met, which ever comes first

    Drop Off Date: February 9, 2022 10:00-11:00 AM

    Exhibit Date: February 10 - March 14, 2022 (revised)

    Reception Date: February 13, 2022, 3-5PM (revised)

    Pick up Date: March 14, 2022 10-11:00 AM(revised)


    Slayton House Gallery

    10400 Cross Fox Lane

    Columbia, Md. 21044

    Can't make the delivery time or dateline?

    Alternate drop-offs and times are available for this exhibit:

    In Howard, Carol, Baltimore, Frederick Counties and North/West Baltimore: David Drown contact at

    If you would like to volunteer to be an alternate drop off location please contact David Drown at

    • 21 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Mar 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 13

    "Perspective Drawing Is Easy


    Tim Saternow

    This is a Zoom Workshop

    March 21 - March 24, 2022
    10 AM - 3 PM


    Members:  January 22nd 2022.....................10:00 a.m. $375

    Non-Members:  February 5th 2022...............10:00 a.m. $450

    Not member? 

    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $25/year

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends March 14th 2022, or when the event is full

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: and go to Public Events.

    Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

    Tim Saternow Bio

    Tim Saternow, AWS, is an American watercolor painter who explores urban industrial cityscapes. His work has been exhibited throughout the US and Internationally, and has appeared in Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour Magazine, American Artist Water Color Magazine; and the books Art Journey America, and Splash: 12, 13, 18 & 20: The Best of Watercolor.  As a teacher, Saternow taught at the Art Students League, NYC, and Theater Design and Art Direction for Film at the University of Connecticut and Carnegie-Mellon University.  He has also taught numerous painting, drawing, linear perspective workshops, and master classes in watercolor throughout New York City and across the country. Saternow received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, Elected Member of the Allied Artists of America, a Signature Artist of the Hudson Valley Art Association. Tim is also a Board Member of The American Watercolor Society.  Saternow is currently represented by the Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.
    He is currently a
    Fellow with The Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program, 2019.

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a workshop with the internationally respected watercolor artist Tim Saternow


    • The price for the workshop is $375 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $450 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.
    The workshop is done via Zoom

    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: and go to Public Events. 

    Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.

    BWS Uses Zoom For Our Virtual Events. If you are not familiar with it, please go to and look for "Zoom Instructions" under Public Events.

    • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time.
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    • Provided a workshop is full enough to break even, and up until three 
    • weeks before the start date, an 80% refund with no additional Payment Service fees deducted will be given for cancellation. Provided a workshop is full enough to break even, and up until two weeks before the start date, a full refund may be given for medical reasons and an 80% refund may be given for any other reason at the discretion of the workshop chair; no additional Payment Service fee will be deducted.  
    • If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rata refund for those days that were cancelled.
    • Check this website for changes, updates and new information.
    • Questions can be directed to Sabine Yeager (BWS Workshop Chair) at

    Workskhop Hours 

    Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM and ends at 3:00 P.M.

    One-hour break for lunch

    Mail check made out to BWS and reference Tim Saternow Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    11315 Maplewood Dr.
    Ridgely, MD 21660


    Proposed workshop curriculum

    by Tim Saternow



    All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

    Course Description

    Linear Perspective is an easy skill, but few artist are familiar with the simple rules that make it work.   Perspective creates the illusion of three dimensional space on a flat surface.   With a little practice these rules will become second nature to your representational drawing.   You’ll find that a correct and accurate drawing makes any painting look great.

    Daily Class Itinerary

    Monday:  Intros and guidelines of correct linear perspective, perspective terms, and glossary; and a little history of drawing.

    Figuring out the secret: horizon line & vanishing points.

    Exercises finding the vanishing point in photos of New York City.

    Ways to create depth.   Using a viewfinder.

    Tuesday Discovering and constructing orthogonal lines and lots of drawing.

    Drawing from life.   Chairs and vases: Rectilinear shapes versus curvilinear shapes.

    Atmospheric perspective/value and the illusion of depth.    Cast shadows.

    Different perspective skills in cityscapes, interiors, and landscapes.

    Developing our own drawings with correct perspective to be transferred to watercolor paper (and a chance to redraw earlier drawings that weren’t quite right.)

    Wednesday:  Painting day with emphasis on Value Patterns and the power of light and shadows.

    Thursday:   Continued painting and completion of paintings.


    I tend to paint NYC urban landscapes and Provincetown houses. But any city, town, industrial area, gorgeous travel shots of ancient towns, old houses, or farms scenes are great. Research should be of architectural subjects. 

    About 5 or more is good. 8.5 or similar size is good. Please bring a range of your own personal research photos that you would like to develop into your Perspective Drawings.

    Make sure there are buildings in this research and not just landscapes.

    Suggestions: city, town, industrial areas, gorgeous travel shots of ancient towns, European city streets, old houses, or farms & barns scenes are great. 

    *Be aware of too many trees and too much sky. About 20% of sky is good*

    Since this workshop is about Linear Perspective, find images with lots of straight lines and rectilinear shapes like buildings, windows, streets, fences, telephone poles

    Optional excellent perspective book:

    "Perspective Drawing (Volume 29) 1965 by Ernest Norling Published By Walter Foster. (This is a FOSTER series large format book, 1965.   Buy it used. )


    Tim has provided a supplier as a convenience to you, but any other can fulfill your supplies

    Watercolor Painting SUPPLY & MATERIAL LIST

    Paper:          Arches Watercolor paper: 30x22”  Rough or Cold-pressed    (140 lb. or 300lb)

    Brushes:      Range of good Flats* (1’’, ½”, ¼”) – I almost exclusively use flat brushes.

                        Range of good Rounds* (3/0, #1, #2, #4, #6)

                        2” ‘chip brush’ (“white china” bristle paint brush -very cheap at any hardware store)

    Range of cheap ‘craft’ paint brushes, rounds and flats, ¼” to 1” (great for texture.)

    Suggestion: BLICK Essentials, pack of 12 brushes, rounds and flats:

     Any other brushes you like. Oil painting brushes are fine (what’s the difference?)


    Watercolor Paints:

    Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colors (5ml) or similar professional WC.

                                  (NOT ‘student grade’ Cotman or Grumbacher)


    ***Must include:  Winsor & Newton ProfessionalPayne's Gray.***


    My suggested range:

    Payne's Gray (semi- opaque)

    Cobalt Blue (staining)

    French Ultramarine Blue (transparent)

    Cadmium-Free Red (opaque)

    Cadmium-Free Orange (opaque)

    Cadmium-Free Yellow (opaque)

    Indian Yellow (transparent)

    Winsor Green-Yellow Shade (transparent)

    Sepia (opaque)

    Burnt Umber (transparent),

    Vandyke Brown (semi- opaque)

    Raw Umber (transparent)

    Burnt Sienna (transparent)

    Yellow Ochre (semi- opaque)

    Titanium White (opaque white

    White Designer’s Gouache (Small)


    Suggested additional colors you might like,

    not required – NO BLACK PAINT:

    Cerulean Blue (semi- opaque)

    Prussian Blue (transparent)

    Quinacridone Violet Blue (transparent)

    Naples Yellow (opaque)

    Quinacridone Gold (transparent)

    Venetian Red (opaque)

    Permanent Alizarin Crimson (transparent)

    And any additional colors from other brands you might like.

    Watercolor Palette – any kind or style you like (I use Corelle bowls and plates!)

              This Mijello Fusion Palette is water tight for travelling to workshops:

    Perspective SUPPLY & MATERIAL LIST


    *** I have noted BLICK art supplies, but any similar product is fine. ***

    Guerrilla Painter Composition View Finder

    18x24” Newsprint pad  (We will only use about 10 pages each)

    12x18” or larger:  Tracing Paper Pad OR Roll (also, about 10 pages each)

    1 cheap wood yardsticks (as straight edges) (Home Depot .98 each)

    1 roll masking tape  or  ½” Drafting tape  or  ‘Blue’ tape used in house painting

    Drawing pencils, full range: soft and hard (2H – 2B)

    White Eraser (best is ‘Staedtler Mars’) or any white eraser

    Range of Colored Pencils: red, green, blue, yellow


    Smaller straight edge – best is ‘Westcott C-Thru Ruler 18” Transparent or similar ruler

    Drawing board - a bit larger than your paper (cardboard or foam board)

    Binder clips or drawing board clips (to hold paper to board) 

    Suggested additional tools:

    Drawing pencils, soft and hard (2H – 6B*   We will be shading in pencil…)

    White eraser (best is ‘Staedtler Mars’) or any gum eraser

    Straight edge (ruler or ‘C-thru Transparent Ruler’ – from any art store)

    Drawing board just a bit larger than your paper (cardboard or foam board)

    Binder clips or drawing board clips (to hold paper to board)

    Scrapping tools: X-Acto #11 blades  or  safety razor blade

    Water container

    Rags or paper towels

    Sponges – natural and/or commercial

    ‘Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Sponge’ (at your supermarket)

    Water spray bottle


    Only if you use Masking Fluid: Masquepen Art Masking Fluid   1 oz. bottle *Excellent needle tip*

    (Or Schmincke: Watercolor Masking Fluid     20ml – no needle tip)

Past events

28 Oct 2021 An Evening with Keiko Tanabe
22 Oct 2021 Signature Member Exhibition at McBride Gallery
05 Oct 2021 101 Glazes of Transparent Watercolor with Janet Belich
11 Sep 2021 October 2021 Signature Artist Jurying
09 Aug 2021 Signature Member Exhibit at Carroll County Arts Council
09 Aug 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord™ - Landscapes" with A Rimpo
27 Jun 2021 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition and Reception & Awards Presentation
21 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Daring Color" with Anne Abgott
07 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #3
27 May 2021 2021 BWS Online Member Meeting with Speaker and Demo
12 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #2
03 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord" with A Rimpo
12 Apr 2021 VIRTUAL: Brienne Brown "Dynamic Watercolors" Bringing the Everyday to Life
11 Feb 2021 March 2021 Signature Artist Jurying
16 Jan 2021 Signature Members Exhibit at Strathmore Mansion Gallery and Online
03 Oct 2020 Signature Members Exhibit at Delaplaine Gallery
01 Sep 2020 October 29, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
28 May 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 BWS Annual Dinner
10 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - BWS NY Bus Trip to AWS Show- 2020
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Color Theory Made Clear with Glen Kessler
07 Mar 2020 March 7, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
11 Nov 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera #2
23 Oct 2019 An Evening with Janet Rogers
22 Oct 2019 “Watercolor Impressions – From Flowers to Figures” with Janet Rogers
14 Oct 2019 "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy
05 Oct 2019 October 5, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
28 Sep 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera
25 Sep 2019 Learn about how DANIEL SMITH watercolor paint is developed from minerals
12 Jun 2019 Plein Air Painting with Diane Gibson at Cromwell Valley Park
05 Jun 2019 An Evening with David Lobenberg "California Vibe"
04 Jun 2019 David Lobenberg's "California Vibe"
01 May 2019 2019 BWS Annual Dinner
27 Apr 2019 Peer Critique
09 Apr 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
13 Mar 2019 An Evening with Pam Wenger "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
12 Mar 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
02 Mar 2019 March 2, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
17 Jan 2019 Exhibit at Hoffberger Gallery for Signature Artists
30 Oct 2018 An Evening with Matthew Bird 'Painting the Figure'
30 Oct 2018 Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Matthew Bird
27 Oct 2018 "Learn to create a nighttime landscape with A Rimpo"
24 Oct 2018 Associate and Signature Member Exhibit at Quiet Waters Gallery
06 Oct 2018 October 6, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
02 Oct 2018 Plein Air with Carolyn Councell
12 Sep 2018 An Evening with John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
10 Sep 2018 John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
21 Jul 2018 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens for Signature Artists
06 Jun 2018 An Evening with Kathleen Conover "Chaos to Order"
05 Jun 2018 Kathleen Conover's "Chaos to Order"
16 May 2018 'Capturing the Light' An Evening with Lynn Ferris
15 May 2018 Lynn Ferris 'Capturing the Light'
09 May 2018 2018 BWS Annual Dinner
05 May 2018 'After the Painting is finished' with Matthew Bird
17 Apr 2018 AWS show in NY bus trip - 2018
07 Apr 2018 'Watercolor Portrait Sketching' with Pam Wenger
29 Mar 2018 Exhibit at Slayton House for Signature Artists
10 Mar 2018 March 10, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
15 Nov 2017 An Evening with Michael Reardon
14 Nov 2017 Michael Reardon's Painting Light and Color in Land- and Cityscapes in a 4-Day Workshop
11 Nov 2017 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
17 Oct 2017 How to apply to Galleries
07 Oct 2017 Energize your Plein Air Paintings with Diane Gibson
04 Oct 2017 BWS Exhibit for Associate and Signature Members at the Howard County Department of Education Central Office Gallery
30 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
29 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
23 Sep 2017 September 23, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Sep 2017 An Evening with Hillary Parker
18 Sep 2017 Botanical watercolors with Hillary Parker
28 Aug 2017 Art League of Ocean City Signature Member's Show
14 Jun 2017 An Evening with Frank Eber
13 Jun 2017 Frank Eber's 'Atmospheric Watercolors', an Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 4-day workshop
03 May 2017 2017 BWS Annual Dinner
29 Apr 2017 Loosen Up Your Paintings and/or Your Figure Scape Paintings by Lois Wolford
26 Apr 2017 An Evening with E. B. Lewis
25 Apr 2017 E. B. Lewis 3-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
14 Apr 2017 AWS show in NY bus trip
25 Mar 2017 "Water and Reflections Made Easy!" with Annie Strack
04 Mar 2017 March 4, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Mar 2017 North Oaks Center Exhibit
05 Nov 2016 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
26 Oct 2016 An Evening with Iain Stewart
25 Oct 2016 Iain Stewart 4-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Sumi-e painting with Joan Lok
01 Oct 2016 October 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
24 Sep 2016 Negative Flower Painting with Stacy Lund Levy
02 Sep 2016 "The Value of Three" Exhibit at Howard County Arts Center Exhibit
06 Aug 2016 The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Exhibit
18 Jun 2016 Northern Baltimore County Plein Air Event with Diane Gibson
08 Jun 2016 An Evening with Joyce Hicks
07 Jun 2016 Joyce Hicks 4-Day Landscape Painting Workshop
14 May 2016 Inspirational Color in the Landscape
11 May 2016 2016 BWS Annual Dinner
07 May 2016 Painting the Figure with the Rivulet and Lifting Technique
23 Apr 2016 The Art of Business
11 Apr 2016 Soon Young Warren 4-Day Still Life Workshop
08 Apr 2016 AWS show in NY bus trip
12 Mar 2016 March 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
03 Mar 2016 The Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
20 Jan 2016 An Evening with Michael Holter
19 Jan 2016 Michael Holter 4-Day Portrait & Figure Workshop
10 Jan 2016 Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Exhibition
14 Nov 2015 Portraiture in Watercolor at HCAC with Joanna Barnum
29 Oct 2015 Exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House - Register by Oct 22, 2015
20 Oct 2015 An Evening with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
19 Oct 2015 Laurie Goldstein-Warren 4-Day Workshop
17 Oct 2015 October 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
10 Oct 2015 Landscape Painting with Mark Hiles
19 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Baltimore Co with Fritz Briggs
05 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Northern Baltimore Co with Marshall Kinsley
26 Aug 2015 2015 "Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors" at The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park
03 Jun 2015 An Evening with Mark Mehaffey
02 Jun 2015 Mark Mehaffey 4-Day Workshop
09 May 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Ellicott City with Joyce Bell
06 May 2015 2015 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2015 An Evening with Ted Nuttall
27 Apr 2015 Ted Nuttall 4-Day Workshop
10 Apr 2015 AWS show in NY bus trip
28 Mar 2015 Luminous Portraits with Joanna Barnum-a Saturday one-day workshop
07 Mar 2015 March 7, 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
13 Nov 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Instructor Survey
25 Oct 2014 October 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
26 Aug 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Interest Survey
09 Aug 2014 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens
16 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #2
15 Jun 2014 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
10 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #1
14 May 2014 2014 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2014 Ocean City Art League
27 Apr 2014 The Gallery at Liriodendron
07 Apr 2014 AWS show in NY bus trip
27 Mar 2014 Stewart White Plein Air Workshop
25 Mar 2014 An Evening with Stewart White
08 Mar 2014 March 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
16 Nov 2013 Critique Day for Associate Members
14 Oct 2013 Nancy Barch Multimedia Workshop
12 Oct 2013 October 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
22 Sep 2013 Towson Art Collective Exhibition
29 Jun 2013 (Cancelled) FAQ about Art as a Business -a Saturday one-day workshop
10 Jun 2013 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
15 May 2013 2013 BWS Annual Dinner
01 May 2013 BlackRock Center for the Arts Exhibit
12 Apr 2013 AWS show in NY bus trip
16 Mar 2013 Introduction to Sumi-e Painting with Joan Lok: a weekend BWS workshop
04 Mar 2013 Columbia Art Center Exhibit
02 Mar 2013 March 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Jan 2013 Characteristics of Your Watercolor Paints--a Saturday one-day workshop
28 Oct 2012 Village of Friendship Heights
21 Oct 2012 October 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
29 Aug 2012 An Evening with Frank Webb
29 Aug 2012 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
28 Aug 2012 Frank Webb Watercolor Workshop : "Watercolor Energies and Composition"
06 Jun 2012 2012 BWS Annual Dinner
19 May 2012 David Daniels Workshop
21 Apr 2012 Photograph and Edit Your Artwork with Nicholas Simmons
10 Apr 2012 AWS Show Bus Trip 2012
03 Mar 2012 March 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Feb 2012 Delaplaine art center
02 Dec 2011 WSSC 2011

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