Abstract August: Watercolor Workshop

Come on, try something new! If you're a beginner to watercolor or abstract this workshop will inspire you. If you're familiar with one or both, try something different. Abstract art is not synonymous with chaotic design. It still relies on the elements of art (shape, value, line, color, contrast, form, and sometimes texture) within a space. So, join other fellow students in a supportive atmosphere, and have some fun with a different creative experience. Rosalie will demonstrate each stage of the painting with ongoing individual guidance. They'll be helpful and informative hand-outs dispelling any reservations about your creative ability, and detailed info on the various watercolor supplies.​ ​Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.​ ​For a $10 additional fee, payable at time of registration, all supplies will be provided for you. If you choose to bring your own supplies please see list below of all materials and paints and bring to first class. Bring a snack or lunch, if you wish.

Material List

  • Masking tape (not colored)
  • 9 X 12, 140 pound, cold-pressed pad watercolor paper
  • UNGLAZED paper plates, to be used as a palette (If glazed, paint will bead up)
  • Paper towels
  • Grey kneaded eraser
  • Smock or old shirt


Box of 18 watercolors (in smaller boxes, the colors are too limited). Suggested brands: Marie, Reeves, Phoenix.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.