Object in a Landscape: A Watercolor Workshop

Friday, April 5, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
DRBU Art Studio
Registration required below

The Dharma Realm Buddhist University Arts Initiative presents Object in a Landscape: A Watercolor Workshop. Join us for an afternoon of watercolor painting with artist Lorraine Capparell. During the workshop, we will learn to paint landscapes while incorporating secrets and surprises that invoke the viewer to discover and think of the world in a new way. Come with an urge to explore and have fun!

The workshop is an extension of the current DRBU exhibition, Śākyamuni Buddha: A Story—a series of ceramic reliefs by Lorraine Capparell. Providing a fresh and inviting iteration on the life of Śākyamuni Buddha, these visual and tactile depictions animate anew the events that have inspired countless devotees throughout the centuries.


$20 Workshop fee (includes all art materials)

The workshop is complimentary for DRBU, IGDVS, and the CTTB community. Service scholarships and financial aid are available upon request. Please email arts@drbu.edu for an application form.


Participants aged 16 or older at all levels of experience are welcome; space is limited. All art materials are included with registration.

You are welcome to bring a photo of a landscape for reference, either digital or a scrap from a magazine or book. You may also bring an object to incorporate into your landscape.


Lorraine Capparell

Lorraine Capparell is an accomplished artist, recognized for her work as a painter, sculptor and photographer since 1975. She divides her time between creating visionary sculptural pieces and richly colorful paintings and watercolors that communicate her unique focus on life. Her work has been shown internationally and is in the collections of the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, Apple, the Theo Jung Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Zen Center, Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA, and Barclay Fields in Woodside, CA.

Capparell creates art every day, working with themes that reflect daily life while incorporating secrets and surprises that invoke the viewer to discover and think of the world in a new way. She works in bronze and ceramic sculpture, large-scale watercolors, monotype prints, and creates daily watercolor paintings.

Campus Guidelines

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For inquiries or more information, please email arts@drbu.edu.