The Watercolor for
Absolute Beginners class
is different. It's designed from the start to "build in" success,
with the right paper, paints, brushes, simple exercises, and patient
It's the right course
for you if...
- if you’ve never painted
you suspect you "have no artistic talent"
- if you’ve tried watercolor,
“just made a big mess”
- if you’ve had some success
watercolor, but don’t know how to create the effects you’ve
admired in watercolor books, in galleries, or on Pinterest
Unlike acrylics or
oils, watercolor paints
have a mind
of their own -- rich and juicy, yet unpredictable and hard to control.
learn to work with them, and they'll do most of the work for you.
exactly how to handle the paints to get the beautiful effects that only
artistic or drawing skill is
you, can learn to do it --
takes is practice and persistence. So take the pain out of painting! If
like to express yourself with watercolor, this is the easiest place to
The two 6-week watercolor courses meet once weekly, Thursday
7-9:30 pm, or
Saturdays from 12 noon-2:30 pm. Check the Sign-Up
page for weekday, exact dates, studio location,
and how to pay. Intermediate 3-Week "Mini-courses" are offered for
those who have completed the Beginner course, along with various
The 3-week DRAWING
course, given three or
four times a
year, meets weekly on Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Occasionally a
Drawing Workshop is offered.
All classes meet on Union Square
in Manhattan, New York
City, one block north of the Union
Square/14th Street subway stop. Trains:
6 N Q R W L (check the L service on weekends).
You can purchase your
own supplies listed in
Materials List, or you can order a “Beginner’s
Kit” (tube paints in 10
colors, portable folding palette, 12 sheets of top-quality Arches brand
brushes in various sizes) for $60.00
Tuition is $285.00
for 6 weekly classes, payable by cash, Venmo, or Zelle (no
checks, please). You can also pay via credit card, prior to the first
using PayPal online. That link and other details are on the Sign