Find your creative flow with this meditative exploration into the world of watercolor. Ideal for adult students looking for a gentle introduction to a new medium. You'll learn the basic techniques needed to use watercolor with confidence in a calm and supportive small class environment. A more delicate painting technique than oil or acrylic, watercolor helps you to slow down and stay present with its beautiful swirling pools of color. You’ll enjoy the smooth glide of your brush against the soft texture of the paper as the stress of the world outside melts away.
If this is your first time picking up a brush and you’d like a more structured experience, we recommend joining ourIntroduction to Painting course. There you'll learn all of the basics for developing a painting from concept to completion. If you already have some drawing or painting experience or you are a beginner who is eager to engage your creativity in an exploratory setting, this is the place for you!
**Please click here to view and purchase your course materials from Blick’s ** Students are required to purchase their supplies prior to the first class. If you’re shopping in person, simply show the Blick’s staff your list and they will be happy to assist you. You are free to purchase from a different source if you are able to find a better price; however please do not purchase alternate brands of materials unless stated otherwise.
Instructor: Gretchen Ou @lushdesert
Course Materials to bring to first class
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 paper. If you have an alternate brand of watercolor journal which you are comfortable with, you may use that instead.
Legion Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Block - 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
If the class says "sold out", please check back soon -- dates are added periodically.