This class is for both beginners and artists who have some experience with watercolor. We will begin with an overview of the history of watercolor as a medium, successful watercolor painters from the past and present and getting acquainted with the materials and supplies we will be using. Our first exercise will be laying a flat wash. In subsequent classes we will work on different techniques such as wet on wet, value studies, layering, mixing colors, what colors to include on your palate, and a brief overview of the qualities of water color paint such as transparent, semi -transparent and opaque. There will be a 20 minute warm up exercise at the beginning of each class. Please bring the following materials to the first class: Paints: Cadmium yellow deep; Lemon yellow; Cobalt blue; French Ultramarine blue; Cerulean blue; Prussian blue; Cadmium red; Vermillion; Burnt Sienna; Yellow Ochre and Payne’s grey. Brushes: Bring what brushes you have; I recommend #8 #10 round and a one inch flat. Paper: Good quality watercolor pad; 12” x16”. Palette: White china plate or a butchers tray. Other supplies: Two or three jars for holding water, Rags, paper towel, an HB pencil, kneaded eraser. Please bring a photo of your choice as a reference to paint.