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Watercolor Wednesdays with Rosalie, April 2020

​If you've never attempted watercolors before - or you'd like to further explore this forgiving, fluid, and beautiful medium - welcome! This class will simplify your first attempt, or take you to another level on your painting journey. If you've ever been stuck with a painting, dissatisfied with the results, this class will demystify it all for you. You'll learn color mixing, lifting, brush-stroke techniques, paint application, and much more in this supportive, non-intimidating and relaxed atmosphere. ​ ​There will be ongoing demonstrations, detailed, helpful handouts and a presentation of supplies and tools to help you in the painting process. ​ ​This class is for all skill levels!

Please, bring a snack for our short break.​ ​All supplies will be provided, but for those who want to bring their own material, please see below for a list of suggested supplies and paints for your first class. ​

Note: Pencils, brushes, & water cups supplied by the instructor.

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.