In this four-week beginner-level watercolor painting class at The Morton Arboretum, students will learn to use watercolor paints to capture a spring blossom from sprout to fading flower. Each week, the class will focus on a different phase of the life cycle of a single flower, creating a simple but different watercolor painting for each stage.
Working under the guidance of the instructor, students in this class will:
- learn about watercolor paint brushes, paper, and paints,
- practice color mixing,
- create color washes using wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting techniques,
- explore perspective and composition, and
- complete several small pieces throughout the class.
By the end of the class, students will have a solid understanding of the basics of watercolor painting as well as the knowledge of a wildflower life cycle. Develop your skills with this popular and well-loved medium in a supportive environment. All supplies will be provided. If you have your own watercolor supplies, you are welcome to use them.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Jill Adzia
Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Age: 16 and older