Summer 2020

Return to Classes & Workshops

Introduction to Watercolor Painting
   ASU-333-1  August 5, 19, 26
         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
            Course Fee:
            Members $105.00             Non-Members $120.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Do Not Purchase Supplies until after the first class.  There is a week’s break between the first and 2nd class to give you time to order supplies.  You will learn about supplies at the first class.  Then you’ll be able to understand how to select materials that will work best for you.


Week #1   Introduction to difference between watercolor and other paints  

Transparent, Glazes, Whites

Introduction to watercolor materials  (in-depth discussion).

   (Need only pencil and paper for notes this week.)

 Week #2   Introduction to painting techniques

wet in wet / wet in dry, techniques.

This week you need paper, round brush, one or two paint colors,water containers, paper towels, pencil, and a palette.

Week #3   Use techniques in still life

Gala Apple - Bartlett Pear (with red blush on part of it) – Purple eggplant
Do not substitute any other type of fruit or color of eggplant from those shown here.  Must have fresh, live, uncut Gala Apple, Bartlett Pear and all-purple eggplant for strokes planned in this lesson.

                                    You now need all materials on list.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at or 757-941-4668.

Until we no longer have the need to social distance due to Covid-19 this will be a virtual classroom with classes taught on Zoom.  Once you enroll you will receive an electronic invitation that contains a password and a link to the website.  If you do not have experience signing into Zoom sessions, don’t hesitate to give me a call after you receive your invitation and I’ll explain how it will work for you.  Be sure that you have the sound on your computer (phone, etc.) turned on before you try to sign in, otherwise we will not be able to hear you even if it appears on Zoom that  your microphone is turned on.


We will be able to be just as interactive and to see each other’s work as if we were in the classroom at the Art Center.  Please give it a try.