Watercolor Workshop with Tom Lynch at Bayou Arts Center Feb 23-26

November 9, 2015 by Teresa Lischka

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announces that Tom Lynch, one of the nation’s premier watercolorists, will lead a four-day watercolor workshop, February 23 – 26, 2016, at the Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Lynch has written seven books, hosted an award-winning PBS TV Art Series and was recently listed as one of the  nation’s top 20 teachers by American Artist Magazine. He is currently featured on the new cable TV channel Visual Arts Network (VAN) and on the leading internet art education site
Tom’s workshop, “Watercolor Secrets Revealed,” invites students to experience the vast range of flexibility of watercolor in a fun atmosphere that welcomes the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced painter. Each day includes demonstration paintings with detailed explanations of the “how” and “why” followed by individual attention so that each student understands and has an example of the day’s objective and a positive critique session. Tom will include tips on photography, on-location painting, matting and salvage techniques for discarded paintings.
“Watercolor Secrets Reveled” will take place February 23 – 26, 2016 (Tuesday – Friday), 9:30am – 4:30pm each day. The cost is $380 per student. The Bayou Arts Center is located at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane off County Road 393 North in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Please call the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970 to register and for the supply list. Space is extremely limited. Information on all of CAA’s workshops and events can be found at

Tom Lynch is a master watercolorist and educator with over 30 years of experience. Host of the popular TV series “Fun With Watercolor” and author of seven books, Tom’s art work has been featured in galleries nationwide, in the American Embassy in Paris, at the US Open and at several PGA and LPGA Tournaments. Tom has been honored with numerous awards including two Lifetime Achievement Honors, Landscape Artist of the Year and First Honorary member of the Canadian Watercolor Society. Every popular Art Magazine has featured his writings, including the recent “Advice from 20 of the Greatest Teachers” (American Artist) and “Tips from the Master” (International Artist). Tom has a passion for teaching and that same passion is evident in his work. He is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing the student’s individual needs.

There's no prettier setting to let your artist soul soar than the Bayou Arts Center on Hogtown Bayou. The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) offers a dynamic collection of workshops throughout the year called “CAA’s Workshop Wave.” All classes are open to the public to reserve.

Classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center on Hogtown Bayou Lane, a picturesque setting on the water among the marshes sure to inspire any artist, novice or experienced.

The year long class schedule includes, but is not limited to watercolor, pastel, drawing, photography, zentagle, ice dying, glass mosaics, portraits and figure drawing. Nationally renowned artists travel to South Walton specifically for the purpose of sharing their talent with our community by teaching classes. South Walton area artists teach classes weekly. Find your class and register online.

An up to date art class schedule can be found at New classes added on a regular basis so check in often to see what's new. Reserve your class (or series of classes) by calling Lee Greene at the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970. Book a class today!

Stay up to date and see what's going on now with classes and series by following CAA’s Workshop Wave on Facebook. Sign up for the CAA newsletter for local cultural arts events and workshops at

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The Bayou Arts Center is the home of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and a venue for art exhibits, art workshops, meetings, reunions and small events. Nestled among the long leaf pines on historic Hogtown Bayou, the Bayou Arts Center is a true Walton County hidden gem and a peaceful destination for art, culture, heritage and nature.


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Teresa Lischka

A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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