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Watercolor: Introduction (Westerly)

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-PNT-0235 ( Class not open for registration )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Both compelling and at times mystifying, the medium of watercolor is broken down in this step-by-step introductory course. Students learn that producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. Along with planning and learning how to control paint, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore value, composition, and color theory as they learn the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color lifting and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor's possibilities and limitations and equip students with the skills and experience to use watercolor effectively to achieve lively results. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E

  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)