Next 6-week BEGINNER classes: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon in New York City
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The Watercolor for Absolute Beginners class is different. It's designed from the start to "build in" success, with the right paper, paints, brushes, simple exercises, and patient instruction.
It's the right course for you if...
Unlike acrylics or oils, watercolor paints have a mind of their own -- rich and juicy, yet unpredictable and hard to control. But learn to work with them, and they'll do most of the work for you. You'll study exactly how to handle the paints to get the beautiful effects only watercolor can provide.
No special artistic or drawing skill is necessary. Really.
Anyone, including you, can learn to do it --
all it takes is practice and persistence. So take the pain out of
painting! If you'd like to express yourself with watercolor, this is
easiest place to start.
The 3-week DRAWING course, given three or four times a year, meets weekly on Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 pm. An occasional One-Day Drawing Workshop is also offered.
All classes meet on Union Square in Manhattan, New York City, one block from the Union Square/14th Street subway stop. Trains: 4 5 6 N Q R W L (check the L service, as it's often sketchy on weekends).
You can purchase your own supplies listed in the Materials List, or you can order a “Beginner’s Kit” (tube paints in 10 colors, portable palette, 12 sheets of top-quality Arches brand paper, 5 brushes in various sizes) for $55.00
Tuition is $270.00 for 6 weekly classes, payable by cash, Venmo, or Zelle (no personal checks, please). You can also pay via credit card, prior to the first class, using PayPal online. That link and other details are on the Sign Up page.
If you hear a voice within you saying,
You are not a painter,
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent van Gogh