Adult Programs

Introduction to Watercolor (online)

In this four-week beginner-level class, you will learn to use watercolor to capture nature.
This program has been canceled.

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This program has been canceled.

Learn to use watercolor to capture nature. In this four-week beginner-level class, you will learn watercolor techniques such as laying a wash, glazing, and dry brush. Work under the guidance of your instructor to practice techniques with simple exercises, and complete several small pieces throughout the course. Develop your skills with this popular and well-loved medium in a supportive online environment. 

How do I access the online program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.

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  • This program takes place on Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • This program will be recorded and available for a limited time to registered participants.
  • Limit 16

Supplies:

  • watercolor paper (140 lb, hot or cold press) 10+ sheets
  • watercolor brushes (round size 4, flat size 10) extras in other sizes are helpful too.
  • paint tubes or pans (red, yellow, blue), a fuller range is helpful but students can also wait until after the first class to purchase additional colors
  • masking tape
  • board (to tape paper to; a drawing board or foam core works fine)
  • palette for mixing (often included with paint pans but extra space is really helpful)
  • sponge (natural or kitchen)
  • salt
  • crayon(s)
  • containers for water (bowls are fine)
  • towel/paper towels
  • optional: masking fluid

Prerequisites:

Participants should have taken Begin to Draw Nature or have equivalent foundational drawing skills.

Carrie Carlson, nature artist

Carrie Carlson earned an MFA in scientific illustration at the University of Michigan and an MA in printmaking from Governors State University. She is a full-time high school art teacher. In her free time, she loves to fill up travel sketchbooks and grow a rowdy garden.

 

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