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. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. A sheet of watercolor paper size 22 x 30”, any watercolor brushes you have, or at least one round brush size 4, a john pike watercolor palette, or white plastic plates to use as palettes; a basic set of watercolor paints. There will be an opportunity to order paper as a bulk order as a group to save some money. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required

Please Register Before: August 31

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.

Class Savings

  • Register on or before August 18 and save $25.
  • Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 9401 FA17
Date Start: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Date End: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:30–9:30 p.m
Morrison Building Room M201
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.