Exploring Watercolor - The Basics

Lower Carnegie Studio
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$380.00 (become a member)

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Art Area
Visual Arts

Watercolor is a fun, fresh, and spontaneous medium and it lends itself to so many styles and techniques.  Once you get acquainted with the possibilities of watercolor, it may just become your “go to” medium!

An introductory course in watercolor painting and techniques, this class will teach the very basics of how to approach and use the watercolor medium.  In learning how to control the water, the student will learn to control the paint and the effect that is desired.  Students will explore the use of different papers, painting techniques, blending, shading, color mixing and mixing from darkest to lightest. Textural effects will be explored as well as learning the importance of value, composition design and color theme. 

Students will be encouraged to experiment with different types of papers and brushes along the way.  Artists will be using half sheets of hot press and cold press watercolor paper. There will be several still life sets-ups to choose from in the class to complete a finished painting. Students are encouraged to bring a camera to record the still life set-ups for reference.

This is a Level I course.  Basic drawing skills recommended.


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.