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Marie Siegrist Southern Chapter Workshop January 26-27, 2023

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Friday, January 27, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Creative Arts Room, Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

Marie Siegrist  
Watercolor Workshop

"Creating The Illusion Of Depth in a Landscape"

January 26-27, 2023
Thursday and Friday  
9 am - 4pm

Members $210  
Non-Members $260 
(reg opens Dec 16)

Good Samaritan Society's Creative Arts Room 
3011 Buena Vida Circle Las Cruces, NM 88011

Sponsored by the NM Watercolor Society's Southern Chapter.  

Workshop flyer with supply list:  Siegrist 2023 flyer.pdf

This workshop is designed to explore ways to create the illusion of depth in a landscape. Atmospheric (aerial) perspective softens the mid and background elements of the composition, making detail less visible. Aerial perspective also has an effect on color and value as they recede into the distance. We will explore the possibility of placing small figures, in scale, in the landscape using a simple spatial (linear) perspective method. Tips on desert color and mixing colors like sand, desert greens and the beautiful deep blue skies of New Mexico will be part of the demonstrations.

Each morning there will be a demonstration of some aspect of the landscape which incorporate these simple concepts of perspective. After the demonstration there will be plenty of time to paint. Marie will be available throughout the day for individual help and problem solving. Workshop participants may paint along with Marie as she develops her painting or they may work from their own sketches and photos to develop a landscape with “depth”.

At the end of the workshop we will critique and exhibit the paintings produced.


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Marie has painted since childhood. One of her earliest recollections of painting was when her parents gave her a little pail of water and a paintbrush and asked her to “paint the garage”.

She painted the boards as high as her arms could reach with the brush dunked in water and she delighted in the pattern the water made as it ran down the brown paint of the garage.

Painting has been a passion ever since. Now she paints with color, design, and light. Watercolor and other watermedia such as acrylic, casein, and watercolor pencils are her favorite mediums.

Her background includes study with many nationally known watercolor artists and workshops at the University of Wisconsin Extension. She taught watercolor in the Madison Area Technical College System for many years and also conducted self-promoted workshops and classes. She continues to teach in Las Cruces.

Marie’s subject matter is wide and varied including dramatic skies, landscapes, up close nature studies, flower themes, interesting doors and windows and other enticing subjects that present themselves, making it impossible not to paint them.

Most of her work begins in the field with sketches, notes, and supporting photos, then the process of planning and designing begins in her studio.

Membership in several art organizations including New Mexico Watercolor Society, in which she achieved Signature Status in 2010, Artists of Picacho Hills, and associate membership in the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic (NSPCA) have been an inspiration to strive for excellence in her chosen medium.


Thursday & Friday 9AM-4PM 1 Hour Lunch Break

Meals available at onsite cafeteria at participant’s expense; you may bring your own food and eat with us.

Location: Creative Arts Room, Administration Building
Good Samaritan Society Village
3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM 88011

*Cancellations: Workshop is limited to 10-14 students, first come, first serve. If you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund only if your space is filled from the wait list.

Fee:  $210 for members / $260 for non-members
Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 14 students

The workshop is open to NMWS members for $210, payable online in full on registration

Registration will be open to nonmembers on December 16, 2022. Your fee will include $50 NMWS membership through January 2024 

Because of the fluid situation with the pandemic, if we are required to cancel the workshop due to health orders by the NM Governor or direction from Good Sam's, the entire fee will be refunded.

Per the NMWS Workshop Cancellation Policy :  Refunds of the Workshop deposit fee will not be given,  REGARDLESS of the REASON for withdrawal, unless and until a paid replacement has been found for that seat in the Workshop. An exception to the above will be made if the registrant cancels within 7 days of paying the deposit and that cancellation is more than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.  

To register, first : Read the NMWS Workshop Cancellation Policy

Click to Register: REGISTER for Marie Siegrist SC Workshop January 26-27, 2023

New Mexico Watercolor Society

P.O. Box 11604
Albuquerque, NM 87192

Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]

New Mexico Watercolor Society - SC
PO Box 1571
Las Cruces, NM 88004-1571                           Contact - nmwatercolorsociety[at]

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