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 is for beginning watercolor student or those who are returning to watercolor and want a refresher.

Classes will focus on helping students:

  • Learn paint/water ratios
  • Practice mixing colors, washes and blends
  • Introduction to basic color theory
  • Learn about watercolor brushes, paint & paper quality and other tools

Classes recorded to watch later. 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: 4
Class Dates: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10
Live classes: 1 hr 15 min online
Instructor: Roberta K

For information on materials, download the the Watercolor Supplies handout.

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
  • #4, #8 round brush
  • 3/4” flat or 1″ wash brush
  • 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
  • Masking Fluid (optional)

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)

Suggested colors:
• Cool Yellow (Pick 1): Hansa Yellow Light, Aureole (Cobalt Yellow), Azo
• Warm Yellow (Pick 1): Cadmium Yellow Medium, Yellow Ochre
• Warm Red (Pick 1): Cadmium Red, Vermillion
• Cool Red: Alizarin Crimson
• Blues: Cerulean, Cobalt
• 2 earth tones (raw sienna, burnt sienna)
• Payne’s gray