Watercolor Classes and Workshops
Rachel Collins offers 9-week classes in watercolor for painters of all levels, from beginning through advanced, at The Art League in Alexandria, VA.
At the present time all her classes are online, and this will continue for the foreseeable future, until a COVID-19 vaccine is widely distributed throughout the United States.
Online Classes offered through the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia
Watercolor – Right from the Start
A 9-week online class for students wanting
to explore the fundamentals of watercolor.
Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm– 9:30 pm; the first class is January 12, 2021
Brush in hand, paper and paint at the ready, you will begin an exploration of the techniques and tools of expression in this ever-surprising medium. This class starts with the basics of the interaction of water and pigment and uses this learning as the foundation for a variety of painting projects. We will cover techniques specific to watercolor, like wet-in-wet painting, using the white of the paper and taking advantage of the medium’s transparency, as well as some of the many aspects of making a successful painting, no matter what the medium. Total beginners, as well as any watercolorist wanting a carefully structured review of the basics, are welcome to join the class.
This class is offered on the Zoom platform. Class sessions will include demos, explanations, and a chance to paint, during which there will be opportunities for everyone to ask questions. Students are encouraged to work on assigned projects between class sessions, and there will be a chance for students to share their work and get feedback. In addition, during the class term, students will have access to a variety of visual resources related to each class that they can review as needed. Students will need to acquire supplies for this class; a supply list is available from the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or from the Art League (email@example.com).
Watercolor – Glazing Process and Possibilities
A 9-week online class for students with
some experience in watercolor painting.
Wednesday mornings 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The first class for both sessions is January 13, 2021
Glazing in watercolor involves painting a layer of color over an already painted surface. Although the inherently transparent nature of watercolor makes glazing a natural technique for the medium, the actual process of layering the paint can either make or break your watercolor painting. Students will learn about the many different uses for glazing and how to apply the paint effectively to build both color and composition. This class will work best for students with some experience in watercolor painting.
This class is offered on the Zoom platform. Class sessions will include demos and explanations, plus opportunities for everyone to ask questions. Students will work on assigned projects between class sessions, and there will be a chance for students to share their work and get feedback. In addition, during the class term students will have access to a variety of visual resources related to each class that they can review as needed.
There is only one item required for this class other than the supplies students most likely already have on hand: watercolor paper that is amenable to the layering of paint. Details about this and a list of recommended supplies may be obtained from the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or from the Art League (email@example.com).
Registration for all classes is through The Art League: