Catherine Hearding

Catherine Hearding has more than 40 years of experience painting in watercolor. She earned a BA degree in zoology and botany from the University of Montana (1974). Catherine designed and marketed a line of watercolor notecards featuring her designs, from 1974 until 1990. In the 1990s, Catherine’s focus shifted to painting the landscape and she began exhibiting her paintings locally in 2001. In 2006, she first entered her work in national exhibitions. Catherine has been teaching courses in basic watercolor techniques since 2004. She also teaches a full schedule of classes and workshops in color theory, landscape painting, and composition, including here at White Bear Center for the Arts. She works from her home studio in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

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WBCA Classes with Catherine:

W5L9 – Watercolor Animal Portraits

Instructor: Catherine Hearding Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet or animal. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers, and fur,…

W5L8 – Color Confidence in Watercolor

Instructor: Catherine Hearding This watercolor class will focus on how to mix clean, vibrant color and match specific hues. Students will explore concepts of color value, intensity and temperature, color…