Kristi Grussendorf

September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2020


This workshop will be held at the Arrowhead Gallery Upstairs Classroom. The address is 68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah.


Watercolor Rocks! with Kristi Grussendorf

"Success, for me, is when my painting goes out & has its own relationship & conversation with the viewer. Because watercolor is my medium of choice, I’ve learned to be comfortable with the unexpected and to celebrate the unique & magical characteristics of the medium. As I see it, my job is simple - keep learning the visual language techniques, practice my observational skills & keep painting. I have found my preference for “interesting” & “authentic” over “accurate” to be shared by many!"

Kristi doesn’t remember a time without art. Her mother earned her degree in art & also taught so it was something that was valued & encouraged at home. Kristi graduated with a BFA (painting & drawing emphasis) from the University of Utah & was privileged to learn from many of Utah’s most famous & talented artists/instructors. While attending the university she acquired several pieces from professors by trading student work and was selected on scholarship to attend Ed Maryon's Monterey Bay watercolor workshop. Also, as a recovering "workshop junkie," she has had the opportunity to study with numerous current masters of the watercolor medium. She has been included in several national & international publications, was privileged to be part of the 2016 PACE (Plein Air Convention & Expo) faculty in Tucson, AZ and has led plein air workshops in both Spain & France. She is a rostered instructor for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, enjoys teaching workshops, doing demonstrations & judging exhibitions. Her painting "Magdalene's..." (bottom picture) was purchased for the Sears Art Museum's permanent collection at Dixie State University.


Although she got her start in oils, Kristi is currently focused on watercolor. The transparency of watercolor produces a freshness & purity of color unequaled in other mediums & she strives to preserve the white of the paper in order to paint in a truly purist way. On that note, Kristi’s "London Mass Transit" was awarded the prestigious "Director's Award" at the 2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Annual Exhibition. “Watercolor truly keeps me humble. I have to keep reminding myself that I have a relationship WITH watercolor & refrain from trying to control it. Often, my most successful results occur when I’m able to stay out of the way.”

Kristi Grussendorf


September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2020.

9am to 4pm.

68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George Utah

At the Arrowhead Gallery Upstairs Classroom.

Fee: $To Be Announced... for members (non-members $TBA)

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Full payment for the Workshop must be made when completing the Registration. Only credit cards will be accepted.

Your attendance at the workshop is a commitment and cancellations are not possible as DWS is under contract with the Workshop Artist. If you cannot participate in the workshop, your registration can be transferred to another person should you find someone to take your place. The transfer of the class fee is between the two participants. Please notify Bill Sherwin of this change.


Workshop times, locations, material lists, etc. are subject to change at any time. If there is not sufficient enrollment, the workshop will be canceled and your money will be refunded. All participants will be notified as soon as possible of the cancellation, change of venue, times or materials list prior to the workshop start date. A wait list will be established if the class has been filled with participants. Please contact Bill Sherwin, Workshop Chairman, at to place your name on this wait list.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Workshop.

Dixie Watercolor Society

Dedicated to Watercolor Painting in Utah's Dixie