Online Watercolor Workshop: Wet on Wet

Watercolor can seem daunting for those who have tried it or want to try it.  This is a class designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. The classes focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium to your advantage.  


Starting with a short demonstration, each 2 hour class will concentrate on a different aspect of watercolor painting with the final class putting them all together like a symphony!


The series of classes will focus first on putting the paint down, picking it up, and then putting it all together.


  • The first class will work with the different methods of painting with watercolors and the paints themselves. We will be mixing colors using water instead of the palette. (Putting the paint down!)


  • The second class will focus on lifting. This is a method that is not often taught in watercolor classes but, I believe, is an essential tool for painting watercolor. And it’s wonderfully specific to watercolor – a great way to really see the medium’s strengths. This is the class where we’ll talk about getting rid of muddy and “overworked” painting.


  • In this final class, we will go over different types of washes and how they can be used for backgrounds, foregrounds, and elements throughout the painting. In addition, we’ll go over how to begin projects (what to work on first and why). This is the class where you bring what YOU want to work on and you can start it to move forward on your own with some direction!