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Discover the joy of watercolor painting with classes in Houston. Learn essential techniques, unleash your creativity, and create stunning works of art with the guidance of experienced instructors.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Houston have spots left, but 14 classes live online are available.

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BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity with a hands-on tutorial that provides all the necessary materials for a 90-minute watercolor experience. Discover the joy of painting with a watercolor fan set, brushes, and high-quality paper, all included in this immersive workshop. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the beautiful world of watercolors!

Tuesday Dec 19th, 7–8:30pm Central Time

Watercolor 101

Art School of SF Bay @ Virtual Classroom

This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and...

Thursday Jan 25th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

 (10 sessions)

$400

10 sessions

Beginning Watercolor: Online

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Unlock your creativity and learn to paint sparkling, luminous watercolors with the Chicago Botanic Garden's virtual botanical art class. Explore brush techniques, color-mixing, and control of washes from the comfort of your own home. No prior experience is needed.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$349

6 sessions

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Exploratory Watercolor

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity with watercolor as you delve into still life and abstraction in this dynamic course at the New York School of the Arts. Discover diverse techniques, master composition, and color, and receive personalized instruction and group critiques. Join us and create unique, individual paintings that truly reflect your artistic vision.

Thursday Feb 1st, 9:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)

$430

10 sessions

Expressive Watercolor

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Three class sessions will be taught online via Zoom and three class sessions will be taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive...

Saturday Jan 20th, 1–4pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$449

6 sessions

Painting in Watercolor - Level 2

Santa Monica College

Join a class designed for those who wish to improve and guide their watercolor techniques toward a more personal and creative direction. In a supportive, constructive, and stress-free environment, learn how to achieve desired effects that will enhance previous painting attempts, and find out about effective methods for attaining more satisfying results with new projects. For class supplies please click here

Sunday Jan 7th, 2–5pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$128

6 sessions

Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of watercolor painting with Online Watercolor 201. Learn essential techniques, color mixing, and brushstrokes to create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring fine artists, illustrators, and designers.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Online Watercolor 202 - Intermediate

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your watercolor skills to the next level with this intermediate class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn advanced techniques for texture, tone, and color layering, and discover how to create deeper, richer colors in your paintings. Perfect for artists interested in fine art or illustration.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Watercolor Still Life

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Learn to bring everyday objects to life in vibrant watercolor compositions at the New York School of the Arts. Sharpen your observation skills while exploring pigments, layering techniques, and more. All levels of experience are welcome in this experimental and boundary-pushing class.

Friday Feb 2nd, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)

$430

9 sessions

Watercolor at Home

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Experience the beauty of watercolor painting from the comfort of your own home with this course at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Discover the art of still life, tablescape, and roomscape, while learning about light, transparency, opacity, color, and layering. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course offers group critiques and individual instruction to help you refine your skills.

Friday Feb 2nd, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)

$400

9 sessions

Painting the Natural World

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Discover the captivating world of watercolor as you learn to create expressive marks and mix colors to depict the beauty of nature in this online course offered by the Chicago Botanic Garden. Explore the art of painting the natural world from the comfort of your own home, and unlock the secrets to achieving sparkling and sensitive effects with watercolor. Previous experience in watercolor or a similar medium is recommended.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 1–3:30pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$349

6 sessions

Color Mixing

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Learn to mix accurate, exciting color including the vivid, specific hues of flowers, the bright and subdued greens of leaves, and the deep, subtle colors in shadows. You will make charts for permanent reference and then apply this knowledge as you paint flowers and leaves from live specimens.  You will work in watercolor, but exercises apply to all media. A supply list will be sent.

Saturday Mar 23rd, 9am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$449

6 sessions

Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Online Painting with Acrylics 301

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of 20th-century masters with the Online Painting with Acrylics 301 course. Discover how to mix colors, prepare the canvas, and execute styles such as impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract. Take your painting skills to the next level with this flexible and vibrant medium.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Watercolor 101

Mint & Maple @ 7413 Westview Dr, Houston, TX

Learn the basics of watercolor strokes needed to gain control of brushes in order to create various letter widths, as well as working with the paint consistency and flow Learn how colors work together and create your own color wheel Through lots of practice painting and completing set exercises, you'll put your strokes into practice and explore making your own watercolor art Classes are no more than 16 people in order to get more one-on-one...

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Discover the Best Watercolor Classes in Houston

Watercolor painting is a captivating medium that is cherished by artists and enthusiasts alike. With its fluidity, transparency, and vibrant colors, watercolor offers a unique and expressive way to create stunning artwork. It’s often used to capture natural scenery and landscapes because of its ability to create flowing artwork. In the bustling city of Houston, artists and aspiring painters can find a wealth of opportunities to learn and enhance their watercolor skills.

Houston has thriving arts and a diverse cultural heritage. As a result, it provides an ideal setting for exploring the art of watercolor. The city boasts renowned art institutions, galleries, and a community that fosters artistic growth and expression. From picturesque landscapes to vibrant cityscapes and cultural motifs, Houston offers a rich tapestry of inspiration for watercolor artists.

Some of the most well-known sources for artists in Houston include The Museum of Fine Arts, the Watercolor Art Society, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. These Houston resources encourage artists to find their craft while also sponsoring local artists’ creations and the art of famous individuals from around the world. 

If you’re interested in learning watercolor, consider taking an art class from one of the dozens of schools in Houston. You can find a list of the best current art classes on CourseHourse’s website. 

Why You Should Learn Watercolor in Houston

There are many reasons why learning watercolor in Houston is a great idea. First of all, learning watercolor can provide a fulfilling and enjoyable hobby that offers numerous advantages. It allows you to tap into your creativity, relieve stress, and find relaxation in the process. 

In addition, you can immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors and expressive techniques. With the medium, you can create beautiful artworks that bring joy not only to yourself and others. Whether you choose to paint for leisure or explore the possibilities of gifting or selling your creations, watercolor offers a productive and fulfilling way to spend your free time.

Another reason why you should consider learning watercolor is because it can connect you to a larger community. Houston houses hundreds of thriving artists who are ready to teach the other upcoming artists in the area. By taking an art class, you can connect to this vibrant community, make new friends, and find resources that can improve your craft. 

Finally, taking a watercolor class is the perfect start for those who are interested in beginning an art career. Watercolor is a popular medium for commissioned artwork, illustrations, and printing. You can start your art journey by signing up for an art class in your area. 

In-Person Watercolor Classes in Houston

Taking an in-person class in Houston is a great way to learn watercolor painting. Houston has several great art classes that will help you to unlock your creativity. You’ll find a great list of classes on CourseHorse. 

A great art class to consider taking is 4-Day Mixed Media Summer Art Camp from Multiplicity. The camp includes four sessions that each last from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The class is open for students ages 8 to 17, which makes it great for younger individuals who wish to begin early in their art careers. Over the course of four days, they will work with Resin, Poly Shrink, Beads, Mixed Metals, Canvas, Flowers, Paint, Paper, and more. 

Another great benefit of this class is that it includes all of the materials, so you won’t have to purchase anything prior to the first day of class. However, there are several things to keep in mind. You will need to wear closed-toe shoes because you will be working with hot and messy materials. 

Multiplicity also offers a Petals and Metal Bracelet course that meets once for three hours. The class is open to anyone ages 14 and older, and you will learn to use various techniques to create a sterling silver and Czech bead bracelet. These skills include: 

  • Measuring and cutting sterling silver sheets and wire 
  • Texture/embellish metal using various methods 
  • Wire wrapping technique 
  • Filing, sanding, and polishing 
  • Chemically oxidizing non-ferrous metals 
  • Using a flex shaft rotary tool

This is the perfect class for those who enjoy making jewelry and are interested in Czech glass beads. The class is also taught by an experienced metalsmith instructor with live demonstrations. 

If you’re interested in learning photography, consider All Day Private Digital Photography (Houston) from Digital Photo Academy. During this all-day class, you will learn how to use a camera, and then the instructor will focus on your specific needs to help you excel. The shoot can focus on Landscape, Portrait, Architecture, or many other categories to suit the student’s interest.

Make sure to check the classes listed on CourseHorse regularly to ensure that you’re getting access to the best art classes in Houston. 

Virtual Watercolor Classes 

Virtual watercolor classes are a great alternative for individuals who can’t attend in-person sessions. These online classes provide the convenience of learning from home and include many of the benefits of in-person classes. Despite the virtual setting, participants still benefit from real-time demonstrations by expert instructors, making online watercolor classes an exceptional substitute for in-person classes.

You can find the best watercolor classes online by visiting CourseHorse’s website. CourseHorse lists the classes online to ensure that you get access to a diverse selection of top-rated online watercolor classes. Here are some of the best watercolor classes. 

A great class to consider is Painting Animals in Watercolor from 92nd Street Y. The class includes three sessions that each last for two and a half hours. It’s completely remote through an online classroom, but you’ll still be able to participate fully in discussions and activities. 

During the class, you will learn how to capture likenesses and a variety of textures, including soft, scaly, and feathered textures. Since the class is remote, you will need to purchase the items from the class supply list prior to the first day of class. 

Another standout course is the Watercolors for Absolute Beginners, also offered by 92nd Street Y. The class spans six sessions and lasts two and a half hours in total. By the end of the class, you wil have foundational watercolor painting skills. Delve into various techniques, including brush strokes, color mixing, value assessment, washing, wet-in-wet, and wet-over-dry methods.

Additionally, the course delves into the historical and contemporary aspects of watercolor art, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the medium and its rich background. Live demonstrations are integrated throughout the class to ensure a clear comprehension of proper application techniques.

Private Group Watercolor Classes in Houston

If you're searching for an exceptional way to express appreciation to your employees and cultivate a delightful team-building experience, CourseHorse presents an array of outstanding private group watercolor classes for Houston businesses. Indulge your team in an unforgettable event where they can unwind while participating in a guided watercolor workshop.

For example, consider taking the Virtual Watercolor Workshop that lasts for 90 minutes and accommodates up to 255 people. In this event, your group will learn the techniques to create an abstract watercolor painting using the “wet-on-wet” technique. Immerse your team in this relaxing and creatively stimulating workshop, where they will have the opportunity to experiment with layering and bring forth a masterpiece that embodies the unique essence of your collective.

If you would prefer a class that includes the materials list, consider signing up for the Virtual Watercolor Workshop (Materials Included). This class option is easier for those who have no experience with watercolor painting and would prefer if CourseHorse shipped the items to their front door. However, both classes offer the same great instruction. 

For more detailed information on CourseHorse's group classes, visit the website. You can explore various courses and discover the perfect artistic journey to enrich your team's experience.

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