Watercolor Blast

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. / View complete policies.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

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: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Register Before: February 7
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 January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Additional savings. Are you eligible?
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 9401 SP19
Date Start: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Date End: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Main Building, Room 430
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Drawing and Painting
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.