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Artist Dorrie Rifkin
Highline by Dorrie Rifkin
Dorrie Rifkin's Watercolor Going Home













Dorrie Rifkin


Loose and Juicy Cityscapes



Beginner to Advanced 


June 30th thru July 2nd

In Studio


$360 per person

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If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at watercolors, but didn’t know where to begin, this is the workshop for you. And if you’re not a beginner, join us to strengthen your design skills and take your paintings to the next level. This workshop will cover equally the steps of designing, drawing, and painting, applied to city scapes and city life. Participants will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, draw typography, and paint effectively. Students will paint from their own and instructor-supplied photographs.  At the end of the day, Dorrie will offer you an encouraging evaluation identifying strong points as well as possible improvements or alternatives.


Dorrie Rifkin paints from her passions. Thirty years’ experience as an award-winning art director ignited and cemented a life-long love affair with typography.  Her other passions -- music, iconic New York Cityscapes,  family, guitars, beer bottles, and Pez dispensers – are palpable in her work. Every painting has a personal story.


Her paintings have won more than 30 prizes, many in international and national juried shows. She is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and of the North East, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore Watercolor Societies.


Dorrie’s work has been selected for both Splash 14: Light and Color and Splash 15: Creative Solutions (North Light Books). She was profiled in Watercolor Artist magazine’s December 2010 “Ones to Watch” feature.   Her painting “A View From Highline” adorns the cover of Watercolor Artist.


Ranging in size from 20”x 30” to 7”x 7”, Dorrie’s paintings are in several private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Her NYC/NJ-themed prints adorned sets and locations on NBC’s Prime Suspect TV series (2011) and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine - Nine series (2013 - present).


Artist Website


Featured Images

Dorrie Rifkin at Work

Rifkin's 'Highline'

Rifkin's 'Going Home'


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