Watercolor painting is fun and very calming…but as in the name, water is involved. Water flows, drips, drops, washes, splashes, mixes, and is wet!! Watercolor is very playful and sometimes you just have to let it do its thing. So whether you’re new or have dabbled with it in the past, learn all about the proper techniques and materials to fall in love with this medium. I’m sure of that!
First things first. You’ll learn all about the best paints, papers, brushes, and other materials to use, how to mix colors, create a color wheel, all the various techniques, and finally be able to create beautiful watercolor paintings. I will teach you to step by step instructions on how it likes to be handled plus you’ll find it’s very different from other paint mediums and will always pleasantly surprise you!
Contact Mary Beth Sasso with any questions. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
Week 1: Learn how to use the materials, paint color wheels, and watercolor techniques
Week 2: Learning how to paint clouds with wet on wet and dry-brush techniques
Week 3: Learn how to paint flowers with various watercolor “bloom” techniques
Week 4: Learn how to paint fruit and vegetables with various techniques
Week 5: Learn how to paint the choice of an animal using various watercolor techniques
Week 6: Questions and answers and how to prepare your final watercolor painting for framing
Mary Beth Sasso is an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Art at Santa Rosa Junior College and a Certified Teaching Artist by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She successfully teaches ages 14 to 98 beginner-level pastel, watercolor painting, and basic drawing skills in addition to teaching private classes and commissions. She is a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and Pastel Society of the West Coast. “When creating I’m in the zone where I find peace albeit for a short time but it’s very healing so that is what I want to teach others to experience.”