Watercolor Blast (Online)

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. Class meetings will be conducted via Zoom and will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions, exercises, work time, critiques, and time to ask questions and share resources. The Instructor will schedule office hours throughout the course.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing and painting experience helpful, but not required.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.

Required supplies for the first class: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; HB pencils; erasers (kneadable and/or pink pearl); paper towels; container for water; masking tape; Xacto knife; watercolor paint brush Number 4 round and others; watercolor paint tubes (red, blue, yellow, plus colors of your choice); watercolor pallet (the bigger, the better); watercolor paper (22 x 30" 140lb); ruler or straightedge; watercolor art masking fluid (optional). Students should expect to spend 40-$125, depending on projects.

Register Before: June 4
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 May 10 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 01 SU21
Date Start: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Date End: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
Days of Week: 
Drawing and Painting
Online Classes
Previous drawing and painting experience helpful, but not required.