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House Portraits in Watercolor • 1-Day Painting Workshop

In this one-day workshop for adults led by local artist Lauren Adams, we'll use watercolors, ink, and a personal photograph to create a sentimental work of art.

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Age and Experience

This class is for adults, ages 18+.

This class is designed for those with some painting experience.

This class is great for those who enjoy painting regularly, those who would like to paint more often, and those who would like to learn a new painting skill.

Come experience for yourself why we are regularly voted Athens' favorite place to take an adult creative class!


Lauren Adams

A Southern artist and native of rural middle Georgia, Lauren Adams has explored and experimented with painting and drawing most of her life. Inspired by her southern roots and the natural world, her work runs the gamut from figurative to landscape and beyond.

Adams holds an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches adult painting classes.

Check out some of Lauren's work here:

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This class is held at the K. A. Artist Shop.

127 N Jackson St. Athens, GA

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing.


All the materials you'll need for this workshop (except for your personal photograph) will be provided.

We'll use a variety of watercolor paints, tools, bushes, and painting surfaces, and don't fret...we break out the good stuff! Better materials make your practice more enjoyable, so we look forward to sharing our quality supplies with you.

Please note: You'll need a photograph of a special house for this class. Email a high-res copy to before class begins, and we'll print it for you.


To register and reserve your spot, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

Please note: You'll need a photograph of a special house for this class. Email a high-res copy to before class begins, and we'll print it for you.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!



In this workshop we will use a method that makes it easier than you think to turn your home, vacation home, childhood home, or other special house into a work of art!

Have fun using a waterproof pen, ink, and a watercolor wash to create a memorable portrait based off of a personal photograph.

House portraits make wonderful gifts and can be printed on your holiday greeting cards.

Please note: You'll need a photograph of a special house for this class. Email a high-res copy to before class begins, and we'll print it for you.


Spring 2023 Offering:

This class will meet on Sunday, April 23rd, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

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Classroom FAQ

Where is your classroom located?

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are hosted inside the K. A. Artist Shop, located at 127 N Jackson Street in downtown Athens, GA.

Please note: We are located on the second floor of a historic building without elevator access. If you are unable to attend a class due to accessibility concerns, we encourage you to reach out! We'd love to accommodate you with a private or virtual class.

Can I attend I have zero experience?

Many of our classes are perfect for those just starting out, and some are even designed for absolute beginners. Other classes are geared toward those with more experience, but everyone is welcome.

The description above will let you know the general experience levels that this class is designed for.

What do I need to bring to class?

We typically provide all the materials you'll need for our classes, and we typically break out the good stuff!

Once in a while we'll need you to provide some materials, tools, or a high-res digital image (for instance in an "Effortless House Portraits" class you'll need to email us your photo in advance).

The description above will let you know if you need to bring anything, but most often, all you need to bring is yourself.

My child is 9 but very mature; may they enroll?

We're sorry! Our classes are designed for older students, yet we do allow for 10-12 year olds to join in our camps and clubs for pre-teens. We hope they'll join us next year when they are 10 years old.

Is there a multi-class discount?

For multi-class registrations, we recommend you take advantage of our rewards program. You're welcome to register in multiple transactions, using the rewards points earned to redeem discounts on additional classes.

Do you offer class scholarships?

Yes! If a discount will help you attend one of our classes, camps, or workshops, we invite you to use this coupon code as many times as you’d like:


What are your Covid-19 protocols for classes?

As usual, our classrooms are disinfected and cleaned before each day. Masks are optional in our classes. We've got hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes in each classroom, and students are encouraged to help themselves whenever they need them.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that students refrain from attending classes if they are at all contagious. We are happy to offer make-up sessions as space allows or credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to stay home due to illness. You'll need to let us know before your class begins that you are unable to attend; we are unable to offer make-up sessions for no-shows.

What is your classroom cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen and you may not be able to attend the class you purchased. If your plans change, please let us know at least 7 days before your scheduled class begins. If you let us know with at least 7 days notice, we can issue a full monetary refund to your original form of payment or switch you to another class at no charge.

We cannot offer refunds after the 7-day-mark, but we are happy to offer make-up sessions in other classes as space allows or a credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to miss their scheduled class.

Regretfully, we cannot issue refunds or make-ups for no-shows. Please reach out to us prior to class if you need to cancel or reschedule.

On occasion, a class might not reach the minimum number of students needed. If this is the case and we need to cancel a class ourselves, we will let registrants know at least three days prior to the scheduled event. You'll of course receive a full refund or re-scheduling, and we will also provide a small gift card as a token of our appreciation.