One great thing about our watercolor classes is you can be a beginner or a more advanced student. In Lourdes’ classes, she demonstrates a technique, then allows her students to work with that before showing the next technique. It works well for all levels, because no matter your level you will be able to apply what she is teaching. So you can be just learning, or honing your skills and get everything you need from her classes.
While you can complete each lesson using the instructors’ examples, you are encouraged to use your own reference photos or sketches, to really make your final piece your own. Emphasis on composition and design, building blocks to painting in any medium, is incorporated into each lesson.
More experienced students are encouraged to take each lesson to a higher level by incorporating their already acquired knowledge. They may also work on their own projects.
Essential Supplies: Drawing pencil, eraser, several size watercolor brushes, water container, paper towels, painting palette if you have one, whatever watercolor paints you have, 140 lb watercolor paper, if you have some. Also, check with the art center before purchasing them elsewhere as we might have what you need at a discounted price.
*if you don’t have any watercolor paints, paper or watercolor brushes, do not buy any until after your first class. You can borrow my paints and a brush if you don’t have one. Paper is available for purchase from the instructor. Before buying materials elsewhere, please check with the art center as they might have everything you need at a discounted price.
Optional: Paper or notebook for note-taking, folder or binder for handouts, reference photos or sketches of a favorite subject.
Classes are ongoing on Tuesday evenings. You can sign up for just one or for 6 week blocks. They begin at 6:30 pm and go until 9:00 pm.
Single Class is $35
6 weeks – $139 for members and $169 for non-members.
About the instructor:
Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall is a multi-discipline artist who has been creating art for most of her life. Although she also creates with glass and mixed media, her predominant painting medium since 2000 has been watercolor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, exhibits regularly in multiple venues, and is active in various art organizations, including the Florida Watercolor Society.