Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art is proud to offer a Master Artist Workshop with Charles Reid entitled Watercolor Solutions: Still Life, Landscapes, and Portraits/Figures. The class, designed for intermediate to advanced students, is scheduled for April 11-15, 2016, in the Judy and Oscar Maxwell Hall overlooking Big Spring Park.

“Long considered a watercolor master, Reid’s paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability,” Laura Smith, Museum Director of Education and the Museum Academy, said. “Learning to simplify and avoid overworking artwork are the goals of this workshop,” she added.

During the workshop, Reid will use contour drawing, helping students to concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than on individual isolated objects. The class will also practice “direct painting,” using as few over washes as possible. It is strongly advised that each student review in advance Reid’s most recent books Watercolor Secrets and Watercolor Solutions.

Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980, he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Public collections of his work include Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Reid teaches workshops around the world. He has written 11 books on
painting in watercolor and oil.

To register for the workshop, visit and choose Museum Academy, or call 256-535-4350 ext. 222. Information on the artist is available at