Watercolor for Beginners
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$150
Thursdays, February 20- March 26 (6-week series)
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. in Room 7
Advanced registration required; attendance is limited.
Register easily online here, give us a call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208, or sign up in person at the Sierra 2 Center office.
This 6-week course is an intensive, beginning watercolor class, aimed at providing beginners and those with little experience the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create with watercolors! Most beginners struggle with what to purchase. In the first lesson, instructor Tonja Wilcox will help you understand the materials used with a very thorough break down of your paper, paint and tool options. You’ll be provided with a shopping list the first week so you can return to the second week with everything you need.
Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn:
- how to layout and build your palette
- how to create a color chart
- the various paint handling techniques
- the variety of wash and stroke styles
- how to make marks
- value concepts
- basic color mixing theory
Throughout the class, you will complete at least 6-10 practice exercises and 2 finished pieces. We strive for a fun and positive learning environment! There are no mistakes and only opportunities for growth and learning. Everyone can watercolor!
We will cover supplies in the first lesson and you will be provided with details on what to purchase. There will be an option to buy a starter palette of paints from the instructor.
- Watercolor Palette
- Watercolor Paints – minimum of 8 colors
- Watercolor Brushes – minimum of 3 (optional)
- Watercolor Paper
- Graphite Pencil
- Kneaded Eraser
- White eraser
- Masking tape
- A tea towel or paper towels
Materials provided to be borrowed in class:
- Water containers
- Student brushes
- Hard boards
About the Instructor:
Tonja Wilcox has been a dedicated artist since 2010, although she’s been creating her whole life. She uses a variety of mediums including, graphite pencils, colored pencils, ink pens, markers, and acrylic paint but it is watercolor that speaks the loudest to her. It’s soothing and it suits her style.