Members Who Teach
Many NWWS members are also talented teachers who regularly offer workshops and classes in a variety of locations. We provide the list below so you can find the perfect class to fit your artistic pursuits.
NWWS members in good standing may have their information added by contacting
Jessica L Bryant
Yulia Chubotin
Charlene Collins Freeman
Charlene teaches several watercolor classes, including “Understanding Color for the Watercolorist”, subject specific workshops, and workshops focused on techniques. After teaching watercolors for a few years, she added drawing, sketching,and business classes for artists. After about ten years of teaching at local colleges and art schools, Charlene fulfilled a lifelong dream and opened an art school, Cloud 9, in Bothell, WA offering a wide range of classes taught by outstanding instructors. She also takes groups of students sketching around the US and to Europe every year. Come join her at Cloud 9Art School!
Che Lopez
Che Lopez is a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts and a Signature Member and Past-President of NWWS. Che has been teaching in and around the Northwest for over 15 years. He is currently teaching watercolor and acrylics classes at the Kirkland Arts Center in Kirkland, WA, Pratt Fine Arts Center (acrylics) in Seattle, WA, and at Cloud 9 Art Studio in Bothell, WA. You can see his upcoming schedule at
Molly Murrah
Molly Murrah has been a watercolor artist for over 20 years, and has been teaching classes and workshops since 2010. Molly paints many different subjects, but her first love is portraits. Her goal in teaching is to help students overcome their fear of painting in general, and specifically of painting portraits. Portraits can be challenging, but when successful, they are so very rewarding. Molly has a long list of continuing students. Here is a message sent by one of them:You really are a very gifted teacher, Molly. I can’t think of anything that would have made the class any better. It was just great!—Terri M.
Nicki Wight
Nicki teaches beginners and more advanced painters in her home studio on Camano Island! She will let you borrow everything you will need to paint....paints, brushes, etc. She charges for the watercolor paper. She is currently teaching a beginning class every other Saturday and a more advance class on Mondays. Class are from 10am-1pm. She would also be happy to put together a portrait workshop if there is enough interest.