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Nita Leland Studio


Hi! Welcome to Nita Leland Studio.

For many years I've enjoyed writing books to help artists with watercolor and collage techniques, color, and creativity. If you click on the images at the top of this page you can read descriptions of some of my books and videos that are still in print. Exploring Color Workshop, released in 2017, first came out in 1985. I'm happy to announce that The New Creative Artist, which was released in 1990, will be released at the end of 2018 in a paperback edition and ebook.

Please visit my Artists Network Nita Leland link to view my books in print, videos, and magazine articles.

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    Nita Leland Workshops 2018
    • 2018 Evendale Cultural Arts Center--All Mediums! 8/3/18 - 8/5/18; 9:00AM - 4:00PM.
      This 3-day workshop offers an opportunity to increase your knowledge of paint characteristics, color triads, and seven contrasts of color that enhance your artwork. Nita makes an intense learning experience informal, friendly and fun. You'll learn from insightful critiques of your work, emphasizing color, personal expression, and individual development. Lunch and snacks all 3 days included in $225 registration fee. To register call 513-563-1350 or email susan.gordy@evendaleohio.org

    • Book a Color Clinic or Watercolor Workshop for your art group.
    • Please email Nita to reserve a date. Now booking three-day workshops within a 300-mile/5-hour driving distance of Dayton, Ohio, in color or watercolor.


    Nita Leland's Exploring Watercolor Class News

    Class News
    My Hithergreen class has moved to Rec West Enrichment Center in Washington Township, south of Dayton. A faithful group of 12-15 (maximum of 20) forms the nucleus of a hard-working art studio on Monday afternoons from 1-3:30 in 8-week sessions that include critiques of work in progress. We're starting a new session the first Monday in March. Call 937-433-0130 for information on Enrichment Center membership (free to Silver Sneakers members) and class tuition. Class level is intermediate or above. Here's the 2015 exhibit--our tenth at Hithergreen now on exhibit until March 30. We've covered a lot of ground since the class started in 2002. They are doing amazing work and I'm very proud of them.

    This is the 2012 exhibit. We've covered a lot of ground since the class started in 2002. They are doing amazing work and I'm very proud of them. My class had their sixth exhibition in 2011 at Hithergreen Center. You can see it here.. And, here's a link to our fifth exhibit and another to the fourth exhibit in 2009, "Exploring Watercolor.".

    SylviaI enjoy bragging about my Exploring Watercolor class. One of their accomplishments was a 3-way challenge from a series on painting one subject three different ways: realistic, stylistic, and abstract. This activity is in The New Creative Artist on page 167. Shown at right is Sylvia Dugan's stylized version of a still life with three peppers.

    Visit my blog starting here to see their wonderful self portraits. Check out the 2-hour Challenge, too: Exploring Watercolor 2-hour Challenge and enjoy this mosaic of colorful artwork that the class did a while ago. We explored some of the concepts in my book, Confident Color. Their response to this exercise was awesome.

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