Watercolor Wednesdays with Rosalie, July Workshop

​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.​ ​There is a $10 material fee (payable online at the time of registration) for those that do not have their own supplies. All supplies will be provided for this fee. For those who want to bring their own material, please see below for a list of necessary 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.