Introduction to Watercolor Painting (In-Person Only)

OSH 922 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:  In this course, you will learn the basics of Watercolor Painting, a very special art medium. You will learn to control the transparency and opacity of the paints and complete a final, frame-worthy project by the end of the 6 weeks.

Week 1:  Introduction to the Art of Watercolor- Let’s get familiar with the techniques and fundamental rules. For example: Paint backwards-Sparingly use water-Proper paper choices, etc.

Week 2:  Proper preparation and planning of your piece. All about the pigments and how to control the transparency/opacity. Short exercises. Create a small piece.

Week 3: Tips and tricks the artist uses in Watercolor techniques. Start a new piece on a larger scale. We will do a series of short exercises on blending and controlling the colors.

Week 4: Commence a larger project. Combining pen and ink with watercolor. How to plan ahead in a project.

Week 5: Planning the FINAL PROJECT. Learning to sketch out the 'boundaries' and blocking the space.

Week 6: Completion of the final project.


Instructor: Ms. Janie Reisler


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person only, via Zoom only or hybrid (either in-person or via Zoom). Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2023-2024 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2023-2024 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2023 Ends: 7/31/2024