Watercolor Made Easy – Getting Started (Ages 13+)

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DateDecember 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Time12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $85

Non-Member's Price $107



Event details

This introductory workshop will provide the basics for beginner watercolorists, and those with some prior experience who feel they need a refresher” course before moving on to the next level.  Some drawing experience is helpful but not essential.  The workshop will include instructional lecture time with ample “hands on” instructor assistance.  This workshop is the first in a series of progressively more advanced sessions to be held in the coming months.  During the workshop students will:

  • Create a basic color palette
  • Learn about the different types of brushes and how to use them to achieve the desired effect
  • Understand the various types of watercolor paper
  • Learn the importance of basic drawing skills
  • Mix colors to achieve the desired outcome
  • Understand the color wheel and how to use analogous and complementary colors to enhance a painting
  • Understand the concept of “the rule of thirds” and finding a “focal point”
  • Produce a simple 11×14” watercolor painting
  • Develop an understanding of the unique properties of watercolor versus other painting mediums

Supply list:


  • Medium size flat or wash brush
  • Small flat brush
  • Small and large rounds

Suggested Paints or Equivalent:

  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red
  • New Gamboge or Yellow Ochre
  • Lemon Yellow
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Viridian
  • Optional: Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna

Watercolor Paper

  • 1 sheet of 11×14”; 140, 200, or 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper
  • Lighter weight paper should be stretched prior to workshop.
  • Paper is available from instructor with prior notice


  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Soft pencil for sketching
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Palette for mixing paint

Class Refund Policy


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