Workshops, Lectures and Jurying

Edee has taught watercolor classes and a variety of workshops for the Visual Art Association of Livonia for 34 years. She travels extensively, teaching workshops for art groups and schools in traditional and experimental techinques in watercolor, masterin color and design, collage, drawing & painting the face and figure, etc.

Edee provides stimulating and educational programs for art clubs and council meetings, college symposiums, etc.

Edee is a respected juror, having judged exhibits for more than 200 clubs, art councils, colleges, and juried art fairs. She is also a curator for exhibits.

Call to schedule dates as soon as possible for workshops, lectures, and jurying at 248.661.1020

Classes and Workshops — 2019

VAAL – Visual Art Association of Livonia – Livonia, MI
Registrar: Dorothy Amberger at 734-261-7633.
Fall Semester (6 weeks)
“Still Life in Watercolor
Since the Renaissance, great artists have found still-life to be an important and enjoyable subject to paint. That tradition continues each Fall with four beautiful arrangements set up in the classroom for students to select from for their personal masterpiece! Accomplished painters continue to develop their artistic potential under Edee’s guidance. Serious beginners are encouraged to join them with basic and individual instruction to get started in watercolor. Edee inspires confidence and camaraderie in her classes. This class fills quickly. Sign up soon. Materials list posted on
Oct. 14–Nov. 18 10am – 3pm
Oct. 15–Nov. 19 10am – 3pm
Workshop: Miniature “Masterworks” for Christmas Cards, Gifts or Groupings
Edee’s demonstration will include watercolor, beads, yarn, gold leaf, rice papers and other wonderful elements from her vast collage collection—to be shared of course! The collage paintings may have a theme, or they can be purely abstract. Accomplished painters and adventurous beginners are welcome. Plan on participating in the “Small Works” exhibit at the VAAL November meeting.
Friday to Sunday
Oct. 18 – 19 10am – 3pm
Oct. 20 12pm – 3pm


Oliver Art Center – 132 Coast Guard Rd., Frankfort, MI 49635
Registrar: Mercedes Michalowski, Executive Director
231-352-4151 or email
Workshop: Painting “Me” Bold and Free
Once again, Edee will share her innovative, painterly techniques! Students will be inspired to grow creatively as artists, while completing an exciting and original work of art. We’ll begin our paintings with wet-in-wet washes of watercolor on Arches paper. Special effects will then be created using salts, plastic wrap, wax paper, stencils, masking fluid, stampings, etc. Once dry, collaged overlays of transparent rice paper, painted tissue pulls, rubbings, etc. will be applied to create a beautiful background. The subject can be your face or figure, another person, an animal, or even a landscape. The medium for the subject can be an India ink drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or a combination of contour drawing and washes. Individualized attention will be given to students with no prior experience in painting people. The style will be impressionistic rather than photo realistic. All levels of painting experience are welcomed. (3  days)
Sep. 10 – 11 – 12
9:30am – 3:30 pm