Janet Nunn
Bold and Bright with Liquid Watercolors

Jun 9 - Jun 14

4 Teaching Days


Janet’s classes are a unique way to learn to paint with watercolors… liquid watercolors!

The class explores using the liquid paints, which gives more vibrancy to your paintings and simplifies the artist’s palette, making watercolor painting more efficient and more fun.  Janet has a unique way of teaching in which adults learn best. In Janet’s classes, everyone paints and the sessions are based on a shortened demonstration time and a longer hands-on painting time allows for the participant to really learn. Most of the supplies are provided, so try before you buy.

We will try a variety of techniques – some traditional and some not – to apply the paint and make it work for you. We will use a variety of brushes, but we will also use straws, plastic wrap, tissue, masking, misting water, and basting brushes. When was the last time you created foliage in a landscape with a basting brush?

These classes are for every level of watercolor painter. It is a great experience for those just learning the process for those with more experience who have been painting for a while and want to wake up their paintings or learn new techniques.

Below are photos from Janet’s “Icebreaker” exercise, which takes place on Sunday.



The bright color and blending Janet uses, creates detail and feeling in her paintings.   Capturing the Colorado landscape is one of her favorite compositions.  There is so much to paint in Colorado from changing colors, varied landscape and the great people.  Janet uses a paint made in Colorado, Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Liquid Watercolors.  This paint keeps the brightness and consistency in the paintings. Janet’s paintings will be featured in Watercolor Artist in the February 2014 magazine. The books Splash 14 and 16 have paintings by Janet.  And recently in the Spring issue of Rocky Mountain Gardening.

As an instructor, Janet enjoys teaching in a positive way. Guiding students to uncover their own style of painting while they learn many watercolor techniques.  You can follow some of her lessons online at:



Janet has produced three, ”How Do You Paint That” books of 41 step-by-step lessons in each book, available on her website:



If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $565
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $585
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $610
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $655

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $480
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)


Sunday, June 9
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman’s (included in Room and Meal Package. $28 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday – June 10 – 13
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, June 13
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package)
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

4:00 Class ends

Friday, June 14
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.