Art Classes & Workshops

NOTE: Dates shown are the date of the first class meeting. Classes & workshops may multiple meetings days and times, see class description for details.

We recommend completing Watercolor Basics 1 & 2 before taking any other watercolor course. This will help you learn and practice the fundamentals techniques. If Watercolor Basics 1 & 2 are not currently offered, we can do private instruction.

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This session will focus on using the basics to learn to paint water – streams, rivers, and seascape/waves.

Class demos will show techniques and styles for painting landscape/seascapes with water features. Each week students will be given an “assignment” or a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills.

Instructor will provide “office hours” that students can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session to ask questions, review progress, and get feedback.

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No of classes in session: 4
Class Dates: Thursdays, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Live classes: 1.25 hr online
Instructor: Roberta K

Recommended Materials List:
  • Medium size watercolor block or pad – Cold Press (Arches – 10×14 or smaller) 140 lb.
  • Soft natural sponge and cellulose kitchen sponge for controlling the amount of water on your brushes
  • #2 or #3 Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 large plastic containers for water – 16 oz. containers
  • Large flat brush – 1 inch or greater (nylon)
  • Round watercolor brushes – Numbers – 8, 10, 12, 14 (Richeson’s Series 9000, Da Vinci and Robert Simmons are all good brushes – good quality & affordable. Brushes usually come in even numbers.)
  • Small stiff bristle brush – you will find these with the acrylic and oil brushes (will be used for scrubbing, lifting and correcting)
  • Watercolor Palette – large plastic palette, with large enough wells to mix pools of paint
  • Paper towels, Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
  • Roll of blue painter’s tape

Watercolor Paint: (Recommend Artist Grade paint which has more pigment but is more expensive; Student Grade paint is less expensive and is also acceptable if price is an issue)

  1. Lemon Yellow
  2. Cadmium Yellow
  3. Cadmium Red Medium
  4. Alizarin Crimson
  5. Cobalt Blue
  6. Cerulean Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue or Pthalo Blue
  8. Hooker’s Green Deep
  9. Sap Green
  10. Yellow Ochre or Raw sienna
  11. Burnt Sienna
  12. Paynes Gray
  13. Sepia