Watercolor Wednesdays with Rosalie, Spring 2019

Contrary to popular belief, watercolor is very forgiving. It has a fluidity and transparency unlike any other medium. Prior to beginning a beautiful painting, artist and long-time instructor Rosalie McCarthy will guide you in sketching the subject (no prior drawing experience necessary). Then you'll learn glazing, brush loading, color mixing, paint lifting, and control techniques as you gradually develop your painting, allowing for adjustments along the way.

There will be ongoing individual guidance, instruction, and demonstrations in a supportive, non-intimidating, and fun atmosphere. Various papers, brushes, and equipment will be discussed together with helpful handouts to assist you on your painting journey. Beginners to advanced skill levels welcome.

$10 materials fee. If bringing your own materials, a list of necessary supplies is listed below.

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, Used for 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 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.