Watercolor Blast (Fall 2014)

Fine Arts

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium.

Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends. Traditional techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush will be demonstrated, as well as experimental techniques such as mono print transfer; stamping; salting; splattering; and stenciling.

Class time will be spent on demonstrations, lecture, studio time, and critique. / Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; #4 watercolor round paint brush (more if desired); plastic watercolor palette; watercolor paints (red, blue, yellow, brown; additional colors optional); a plastic container for water; a 22 x 30" (90 or 140 lb) sheet of watercolor paper. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: September 18

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. Update: Minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
/ More tuition savings. Do you qualify?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Image courtesy of CE instructor, Michael Gaughan.

Course Details

Course Number: CSFA 9401
Dates: Sep. 22 – Oct. 20
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Michael Gaughan
Morrison Building Room M201
Non-Credit Tuition: $190.00

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