Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Alternate Mondays • 1 p.m.-3:15 p.m. • Shapiro AB

September 9, 23 • October 7, 21 • November 4, 18 • *December 9

This class is for beginners in watercolor painting. We will use Birgit O’Connor’s book, Watercolor Essentials (ISBN-13: 978-1-600-61094-3), available at, videos, demonstrations and hands-on projects to learn the basics of watercolor. At the end of the course, beginners will have acquired basic watercolor supplies and had the opportunity to learn how to: 1) apply various kinds of washes; 2) mix specific colors and values of colors; 3) apply various techniques for textural effects and 4) plan and complete watercolor paintings. Students are urged to attend the weekly Watercolor Workshop class to further hone their skills.

*This course continues to meet during the intersession on the date above.

Instructors/Coordinators: Joyce Ono, Emma Cox, Sharon Brown, Marion Brockett, JoDell Gray and Marcia Williams