The Captured Moment: Watercolor

Lower Carnegie Studio
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Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$174.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

The Captured Moment: Incorporating the figure within a landscape setting with watercolor 

Students are encouraged to capture a “fleeting moment in time” and to paint a figurative composition in movement or action, incorporating a landscape or interior setting. During this 6-week course, students will learn to capture the figure, unobserved and natural, portraying them either at play, work, or rest. With Julia’s guidance, students will design their composition, and as we paint, students will explore the following:

  • color theory
  • creating blacks, grays and browns
  • experimenting with negative painting
  • various textural techniques
  • special effects to create those “pops” of piqued interest 

Students will use a subject from their own photograph of the figure and chosen scene.  Note: when taking or choosing a photo, please kind in mind the lighting, values, color and composition.

Supply List provided *Some preliminary work necessary before class begins.

This class is geared toward students who have completed Watercolor Fundamentals classes and above.


Julia McGrath

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.