Brush Up Your Watercolor Skills, an Intermediate Level Class

This advanced beginner/intermediate level watercolor class will concentrate on different subjects each week. The main focus throughout will be on fine tuning compositional skills and color mixing with a limited palette. Students will work from life, not photos. The emphasis will be on direct observation and painting with no under drawing. All classes will end with an informal sharing and critique of work done in class. Homework will also be assigned for those that would like to work at home during the week.

This class is not recommended for beginners.

Bring a regular sketchbook and whatever watercolor supplies you have to the first class and a class supply list, if necessary, will be discussed at that class. Please do not buy the cheapest watercolor sketchbook you can find. Canson makes a decent student grade sketchbook, 9" x 12” if you need to buy something before class starts.

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