Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

About the Workshop

Unwind and explore the joy of watercolor while learning new techniques and approaches for creating your own watercolor greeting cards. While painting, enjoy small bites and a glass of wine from one of our favorite Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurants!

Alyson teaches students to develop and refine their art into original illustrations that can be sent as originals or reproduced as a series. Some illustrative art that will be explored are whales, cypress trees and sunsets. Along the way, Alyson will share her process and finish the workshop by pairing the completed cards with a colorful selection of envelopes in a boxed in set.

Included: watercolor paper, brushes, paints, envelopes

Optional: Alyson will bring a limited supply of her favorite paints, paper and pens for purchase.

Why we love Carmel

This cozy town has exceptional history: Salvador Dali once lived here for 10 years and Steinbeck wrote his masterpieces inspired by the rich history of the Monterey Peninsula.

Carmel locals take great pride in their businesses and we continue to work with our favorite restaurants to bring to you an incredible experience: a workshop you will enjoy at any level while munching on Carmel’s finest bites and sipping wine picked out for you by the Chef-Owner, himself.

If this is your first time to Carmel, be sure to visit the white sands of Carmel Beach and the many beautiful stores in town! For a fun night out, we recommend Vesuvios followed by Barmel. By the end of the workshop you too may trade city living for cypress trees and ocean breezes!

Putting on a workshop is a labor of love and for that reason, they are offered seasonally. To be added to the upcoming workshop list, please contact:

Alyson |

Final thoughts

Carmel is very pet friendly although our workshops are pet-free since we serve food.