The Watercolor Atelier Program

Enrollment is Full

Bringing an atelier (ah-tell-yay) experience to the virtual learning environment.

This program is designed to encourage a consistent practice and develop strong habits to progress in watercolor and art. Join a small number of your peers on this journey that fosters communtiy interaction and artistic growth. 
Each group is limited to just 6 participants.
(well sometimes 7)
A limited enrollment, 6 month program for all levels. 
For experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

Join the WAP Winter Session Cohort 3

Instruction + Community + Accountability + Inspiration

Success doesn't come from what we do comes from what we do consistently.

What is the atelier method? (ah-tell-yay)

Traditionally, in this method, students start by painting simple subjects and progress into painting more complex works. At each stage of the process the student needs to demonstrate a degree of competence before advancing to the next stage. Students must redo an exercise if the concepts put forth need more attention.

However, we won’t be quite so strict here, but will work to progress in that spirit.

The program will involve completing master copies as well as applying the techniques discussed to your own personal compositions. Other exercises are designed to instill regular art habits and encourage your personal art growth.

Examples of demonstrations from the last WAP session





FIRST SESSION – Thursday NOV 3rd 7-9PM (eastern)

Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.

First Thursday of the month- Lecture & Demo 

Second Thursday of the month- Individual Private Critique 

Last Thursday of the month- Group Critique & Next Month Preview

What's In This Program?

A look at what you'll see in the WAP members site

In addition to the home page with all of the relevant links, schedule and contacts, each month you’ll find the video replays, demos references, etc.


What can I expect from this program?

Each month, Dan will begin with a demo/lecture geared to the topic of the month. Students are required to complete a demo mastercopy and versions from their own reference incorporating the discussed skills/techniques for the following week’s critique.

What is the schedule?

Sessions will be on Thursday evenings, the first, third and last week of the month and will
be 2 hours, (sometimes a little longer depending on the topic). 

There is a possibility of shifts in the scheduling due to Dan’s travel schedule.

How is this different from your other online teaching programs?
This is the granddaddy, top tier of the online learning experience!
I’m replacing my six week individual course with the six month group program. If you’ve
studied with me before this will be a completely different learning experience by having a
group dynamic and the opportunity to develop friendships and community with other artists
on the same journey

What if I don’t join the Winter Session class?
A call for enrollment will be sent out via my newsletter next April, 2023.

What supplies do I need for this program?

My recommended list of palette colors & all the materials I like to use can be found HERE

To be notified when the next enrollment opens, Sign Up for the waiting list!

About Dan Marshall

Daniel Marshall is a prominent watercolor artist currently based in Denver. Growing up on the East Coast and having previously lived in California, his work retains a strong connection to coastal life. His frequent travels to both coasts allow him the opportunity to keep these themes current in the wide range of subjects he enjoys painting.

Daniel has been an award winning professional artist and leading name in the tattoo industry since 1995, redirecting the majority of his creative energy to fine art painting in watercolor since 2013. He’s been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. He is also a regular contributor, writing articles about plein air painting, experiences and watercolor instruction.

Daniel is represented by the Huse Skelly Gallery in Balboa Island, California. Daniel is a much sought after instructor, teaching watercolor workshops regularly and doing demonstrations for art groups throughout the country

He is an avid plein air painter, being inspired by and painting the majority of his works on location. This has helped him to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.

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