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Watercolor I   

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This course introduces you to watercolor – no drawing experience is required! You will learn to utilize watercolor medium in traditional and non-traditional applications; apply fundamentals of color theory, composition, and experiment with textural techniques. Learn how to develop and celebrate you own individuality and creative style while you break through your fears and explore new observational views on environments for inspiration. Each weekly session will include an open forum on famous artists and feedback, Q&A, and your completion of one work of art.


Week 1: Introduction and discussion on watercolor materials and supplies; techniques and art terms; exercises in color and washes; begin a color chart and small art work

Week 2: Developing abstract work; learn a new “no decision” method to create beautiful abstracts

Week 3: Creating a single object study; shading, tones, highlights; templates provided

Week 4: Simple flowers and trees painting; texture, bark, shading, washes

Week 5: Coastal shore painting; loose waves, splatters, shimmering shore


SUPPLIES NEEDED: You will be guided on art material pros and cons beginning in the first class, do not over purchase! If you have supplies, bring what you have! We will work in our first class to discover what works best for you. A full list of suggested supplies will be provided in the welcome email before the course begins.