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Brush Up Your Watercolor Skills, an Intermediate Level Class

This is not a class for beginners. Students should have a good understanding of basic color mixing, brush skills and simple techniques. We will be working on refining individual skills and techniques that students wish to improve. There will be plenty of opportunity for personal growth and exploration in a supportive, comfortable and fun setting.

All painting will be done from life, not photos, and skills taught will tend toward the classical and traditional, though personal expression and exploration is encouraged. Students will pick the skills and topics they’d like to focus on in the first class.

Bring whatever supplies you have to the first class. We’ll talk about what else, if anything, you might need.

If you have specific questions please feel free to email

Mary Richmond grew up on Cape Cod and has drawn and painted her way through life. Watercolor is her preferred medium. Today her work can be found on her website or in the many illustrations she does for various publications. She has taught watercolor for many years and loves helping her students make creative breakthroughs in their work. Her teaching style is casual and encouraging.

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