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Watercolor for Scaredy Cats

This is a very basic class for real beginners. No need to buy any supplies. We’ll provide them. Just bring a willingness to try new things and do a little work to build some skills. Learn how to mix colors, use a brush full of water as well as a brush with little water in a fun, non-judgmental environment.

Painting, like drawing, is a skill that can be learned with practice and patience. We will be working from real objects, the landscape, and people. No photos in this class. We’ll be learning how to paint directly on the paper and how to paint what we see.

If you have some watercolor experience, there are other watercolor classes here at the Center to try.

Mary Richmond has been encouraging beginners to break out their creative selves and have some fun for many years. She believes everyone can be an artist — and she hopes you believe that, too.

$10 one-time materials fee, payable to the instructor



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 christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org