"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." -Pablo Picasso on creativity

Watercolor 3 is taught with Watercolor 2. Students will participate in the classroom project presentations. However, Watercolor 3 students will be given (or preferably find) a more complex project to complete.  Students will do projects on 1/2 size sheets (15X22), or larger. Also explores elements of abstraction. Heavy focus on researching and organizing real scenes from students' own photos and on-site sketching.

Student must have completed Watercolor 2.

Dates, Times, and Locations for 2024: TBD

Duration: 10 weeks. Ten 3-hour class sessions (Watercolor 3 is not offered for 2023 semesters)
Maximum students per class: 4 to 8. (Depends on location of classes)
Ages: 13-year-old through adult
Pre-requisites: Watercolor 2, or evidence of proficiency in intermediate-level watercolor painting. (Applicants who have not taken Watercolor 2 should request a portfolio assessment.)
Course cost: $650+materials

Days and times: Spring semester 2024 TBD
Locations: TBD
Maximum of 4-8 students

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to develop advanced intermediate-level watercolor artists who have the ability to source their own material through researching actual locations or setting up a still life table scene. Students will then draw sketches on site and photograph from several angles before settling on the final sketch from which to paint. The student is encouraged to experiment with on-location, outdoor sketching and painting sessions.

What To Expect As A Result Of Taking This Course

  • To properly see and skeptically analyze what you think you are seeing
  • To learn to use pencil or pen to sketch ideas and concepts on location in a small sketchbook
  • To learn to carry with you and extensively use a small set of travel paints and brushes to sketch several "snap-shots" per day in a watercolor sketch book
  • Independent Study Homework paint at least one compelling watercolor painting each week
  • To study and implement intermediate concepts in composition and organizing the elements of a painting
  • To continue to advance your skills in editing down and cropping out distracting and unnecessary visual information
  • Continue to develop more skill in handling wet-n-wet techniques
  • To study and master advanced color theory
  • To learn basic concepts in semi-abstraction