Introduction to Watercolor - A Meditative Journey, Adults, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm

Introduction to Watercolor - A Meditative Journey, Adults

Find your creative flow with this meditative exploration into the world of watercolor; ideal for adult students looking for a gentle yet insightful introduction to a unique and beautiful medium. More delicate than oil or acrylic, watercolor helps you to slow down and stay present with its beautiful swirling pools of color. You'll learn all of theessential skills required to use watercolor with confidence while enjoying the process in a supportive small class environment.

If this is your first time picking up a brush, and you’d like to learn all of the fundamental aspects of developing a painting from concept to completion, we recommend joining ourIntroduction to Painting course. If you already have some painting experience or you’re just starting out and eager to engage your creativity with meditative yet skill focused exercises, this is the place for you! 

Each class investigates a different skill or technique which is essential to working with watercolor. This is a journey of exploration where you’ll be encouraged to engage your own creative voice and reflect on what inspires you. You’ll be set up for success to take watercolor in a direction which best serves you and your creative practice.

There will not be an opportunity to make up for a missed class.

**Please click here to view and order your course materials from Blick’s ** 

Students are required to purchase their supplies prior to the first class. We recommend ordering online to guarantee the best price and availability.If something is out of stock, check Michaels, Jerry's Artarama, and Joann's.You are free to purchase in store or from a different websitehowever please do not purchase alternate brands of materials unless stated otherwise.

Course Materials

Watercolor Palette,Winsor & Newton Cotman Compact 14 half pan set

You may also use a personal set if you already have one you are familiar with.

Watercolor Sketchbook

BothStrathmore andMoleskin make good options with high quality watercolor paper. If you have an alternate brand of watercolor journal which you are comfortable with, you may use that instead.

Arches Watercolor Pad  - Cold Press 9” x 12”

Princeton Neptune Series 4750 synthetic brushes or higher grade in following sizes:

- Round in size 2, 6, & 10

- Mottler size 1” 

**Optional** Round in size 16

**Materials which are not included on the list above will be provided by our studio at no additional cost**

Course Syllabus - Each week will build upon the previous weeks lessons

Week 1: Getting Acquainted, introduction to water and color

Week 2: Make Your Mark, explore the power of suggestion

Week 3: Working With Wash Part 1 - A Time For Everything

Week 4: Working With Wash Part 2 - Take Flight


Instructor: Gretchen Ou @lushdesert 


If the class says "sold out", please check back soon -- dates are added periodically.