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Watercolor Sketching in Morgan Hill with Suma CM
Watercolor Sketching in Morgan Hill with Suma CM

Sat, Jun 01


Colibri Gallery

Watercolor Sketching in Morgan Hill with Suma CM

Get loose and gestural with this high-energy urban sketching workshop led by local Urban Sketcher, Suma CM.

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Colibri Gallery, 17505 Monterey Hwy, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

About the Event

Watercolor Sketching in Morgan Hill with Suma CM

Date: June 1, 2024

Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Class meets at Colibri Gallery - 17505 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA

Fee: $110

Early Bird Fee: $90

*Register by Saturday, May 1st to take advantage of the Early Bird Fee. After 5/1, the price will increase to $110

Student Capacity: Min: 8 | Max: 10

*This workshop requires pre-registration, if a minimum of 8 students is not met by Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the class will be reschedule to another date or cancelled. 

Course Description:

Get loose and gestural with this high-energy urban sketching workshop! Learn to capture the downtown and farmer’s market with expressive line and juicy color. Through a series of exercises designed to build confidence and speed, we’ll explore various styles of mark-making with pen, pencil, and watercolor.

We’ll cover how to:

  • Choose a subject without getting overwhelmed
  • Use dynamic lines to capture a busy scene
  • Splash watercolor loosely and add sparkle to the sketch

After introductions, we’ll go out and explore the downtown and market. Bring a bag lunch (or grab a bite to go at the farmer’s market). Dress for the weather; bring a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Materials to bring:

  • Mixed media/watercolor paper sketchbook, at least 5x8 in size (any brand, e.g., Stillman & Birn Beta, Moleskine Watercolor, Strathmore Mixed Media or Watercolor)
  • Small portable watercolor pan kit, with water container and brushes - (Note: I do not recommend the small W&N Cotman Sketcher’s box, due to the provided colors.)
  • Waterproof fineliner (any brand, e.g., Pigma Micron, Sharpie Pen, Uniball); sketching pencils (2B or softer)
  • [Optional] Portable folding stool

About the Artist:

Suma CM is an award-winning artist and instructor who enjoys working in watercolor, oil, and other media. She has been a two-time faculty member at the Plein Air Convention and has taught several sketching/painting workshops in the Bay Area and online. She serves as an Advisory Board member for the nonprofit Urban Sketchers and previously was on its Executive Board.

View Suma’s work on her website and on Instagram.


In the case that minimum class enrollment is not met 4 days prior to the workshop, Colibri Gallery will cancel the workshop and issue you a full refund. We will also let you know if the class is rescheduled for a future date.


We know plans change! For a full refund, please contact the gallery at least 2 weeks before the workshop.


  • Early Bird Fee

    Sale ends: May 01, 11:50 PM



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