Saturday, August 28th, 11am-5pm

(Outside) in front of the Florida Ruffin Ridley School

345 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

Don't see the class you'd like to take scheduled here? Contact me - we can come up with something!

NEW! Breaking the Rules with Sarah and Lisa

Come join this workshop consisting of three, 3-hour classes in which Sarah and Lisa BREAK the “supposed to’s” that are commonly found in watercolor and acrylic (collage) techniques. If you are looking to shake up your practice and to find new ways to experience joy in your art, this is the place for you!



CLASS ONE - (“The Messy Throw-Down”): We’ll examine THE RULES: 1. Those From Which you Cannot (Must Not!!) Deviate, and 2. Those Which Keep You “On-Track”.

Each participant will have a few minutes to talk about these two kinds of Rules.

CLASS TWO – “Backwards and Forwards”

We will discuss back to front, (and the reverse) Backgrounds and Protagonists (foregrounds): Three Ways to Break Down the “Back” and the “Front”

CLASS THREE – “Undrawing Lines”/”Forget The Brush”

Using unusual implements (for mark-making and painting), and learning unusual ways to lift watercolor, you will discover rule-breaking methods for watercolor and acrylic.

Three Saturdays, October 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 9-noon. 
Contact info@lisagorenpaintings.com to sign up.
$250 +$25 materials fee.

Watercolor Workshop - Loosen Up!


Painting using watercolors is an exciting and sometimes frustrating medium. This 3 part Zoom workshop/or 1 day workshop - for beginners and experts alike - is designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. The first class will focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper. The second and third classes will work with lifting, washes, and building your own watercolor painting, using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage. Students will work with a "wet-on-wet" approach throughout the workshop.

IN PERSON! Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

One 4-hour session, Friday, September 10th, 10am-2pm


IN PERSON! Cotuit Center for the Arts

One 5-hour session, Saturday, November 20, 10am-3pm

Watercolor Workshop - Continuing with Wet-on-Wet

This is a series of classes following the Wet-on-Wet workshop with the goal to help continue to loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. In each of the three classes we will go over a specific technique but the real focus will be on your own paintings. Like a studio class, each student will be able to work on their own pieces and we will go over them during each  session. We will continue to work wet.

It is helpful to have taken my Wet-on-Wet workshop before this course but it isn’t required.

NEW! Deep Dive - Painting Water 


Watercolors offer an exciting and unique way to connect with this molecule that makes up most of our planet. The workshop will be broken into three 2-hour sessions. In each session, we will have a short demonstration and then spend much of the rest of the class painting and looking at your pieces. My goal is to help you do your best work with the piece YOU want to paint. I will ask, before the workshop starts, for each participant to send me a photo of the water they want to paint. While I will start the session with a particular focus, most of the classes are spent discussing your work that you have sent in. 

It is helpful to have taken my Wet-on-Wet workshop before this course but it isn’t required.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) 

Three 2-hour sessions (virtual), Fridays, July 30th, August 6th, and 13th.

Marketing for Artists With Jennifer Okumura

'Marketing and Social Media as part of your creative Arsenal'

Next scheduled workshop: Thursday, September 23rd, 1-3 pm.

The first hour will be about getting your “marketing house” in order with Lisa, and the second hour will be social media with Jennifer.

$75 RSVP president.nawama@gmail.com

Marketing and Social Media for Artists via Arlington Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 3 & October 17, 7-8:30pm

This workshop is for students who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done. It’s a series of two classes where students learn to think “outside the box” and learn to embrace the marketing process. At the end of the series, artists should have a clearer focus on what they need to do to promote their own work specifically, and what they can (with no guilt!) leave behind.

Photo of Lisa Goren doing a watercolor demo