HWS is hosting a FREE artist demo on Sunday, March 30th from 1-3 pm at the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI.


5 Day Watercolor Workshop with Jan Ledbetter


When: March 31 - April 4, 2014    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Honolulu on the Pali Hwy
Price: $365 Members (if paid by Feb 28, 2014); $450 NonMembers
Food: breakfast coffee and muffins provided/bring a bag lunch and drink
Materials: Download/View Materials List
Contact: Rebecca Snow (rebeccasnowart@gmail.com)
  Patrice Federspiel (patrice@artofaloha.com)


Education: MFA Syracuse University
Signature Memberships: American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and others

Jan LedbetterA graduate of Syracuse University with an MFA, Jan works full time as a professional artist, teacher, and juror. As a Signature Member of the renowned American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and others, she is one of only 129 non-Chinese watercolorists world-wide, whose paintings have been juried into the prestigious Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition 2013-2014. Her work has been included in numerous important national and international exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society 2013, 2012, 2011 (plus their Travel Show). Jan was listed as one of the best of the Contemporary Watercolor Masters in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb. 2013), Guatemala’s La Cuadraselected her work for the magazine’s cover along with a feature article (March 2012), and several of her paintings were included in the book "The Creative Edge, Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self”.

Jan’s award-winning paintings are pictorial tapestries layering observations and imagination, design elements, abstract motifs, and personal symbols. Known for her watermedia paintings that record her impressions of the Maya women in Guatemala’s colorful marketplace, her works evolve through exploring the relationships of value, shape, texture and color. Though models often pose for her figurative work, she is never interested in creating an exact likeness, but rather in using the figure as a central design element. Along with weekly classes at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News and at the Art Studio in Williamsburg, VA, she conducts national and international workshops.


 Series: The Maya of Chichicastenango, watermedia on gesso