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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.

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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, Feb 22nd, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate)

92nd Street Y

Discover the unique properties of watercolor as you observe still life, figures, or photographs in this engaging art class. Learn techniques of paint application and color formation, while receiving real-time feedback on your progress. Join now to explore the captivating world of watercolor painting.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

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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, Feb 27th, 7–8:30pm Central Time

Beginners Watercolor Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Ignite your inner artist with inspiring watercolor painting classes at NYC's #1-rated art studio. Learn a wide variety of techniques and explore landscape, still life, and abstraction. No experience necessary - this course is perfect for beginners!

Saturday, Feb 24th, 3:45–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Portrait Painting

92nd Street Y

Unlock the secrets of capturing the essence of a model through anatomy, proportion, and color-mixing. Embrace the challenge of painting different views of the head with live models, as you explore the art of portrait painting. Join us on this artistic journey and bring your portraits to life.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Painting People in Watercolor

92nd Street Y

Unlock your creativity and learn to paint expressive watercolor portraits of people in this online course. Discover the techniques used by renowned artists like Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, and develop your style to capture the likeness and emotion of your subjects. Don't miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding and sharpen your skills in watercolor portraiture.

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

Watercolor Painting: Focus on Landscapes

92nd Street Y

Discover the beauty of watercolor landscapes with artist Zach Seeger as he guides you through advanced techniques to create stunning reflections, lush forests, and captivating skies. Enhance your painting skills and explore the rich medium of watercolor in this immersive course.

Monday, Feb 26th, 7–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Watercolor Painting: Focus on Interiors

92nd Street Y

Explore the captivating world of domestic interiors as you learn to master light and color in your watercolor paintings. Discover the secrets of perspective and proportion, while infusing your artwork with depth and atmosphere. Join Zach Seeger to unlock your creative potential.

Monday, Apr 1st, 7–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 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, Feb 28th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 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, Feb 28th, 1–3:30pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

Color Mixing

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Discover the secrets to creating stunning and vibrant colors in your artwork with the Color Mixing course at Chicago Botanic Garden. Master the art of accurately blending hues found in flowers, leaves, and shadows, and apply your newfound knowledge to create beautiful paintings. Whether you work with watercolor or other mediums, this course is designed to enhance your color mixing skills and elevate your artistic creations.

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

 (6 sessions)

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, Apr 4th, 9:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (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, Apr 5th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (9 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, Apr 5th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)

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, Apr 11th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

 (10 sessions)

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Color and Saturation: Watercolor: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Discover the art of painting with the complex color green in this botanical-inspired watercolor course. Learn to mix and match shades of green while creating detailed renderings of leaves and plants. All levels are welcome!

Thursday, Mar 14th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

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Watercolor for All

Susanne M. Glasscock Continuing Studies @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

Used primarily for sketches and wildlife paintings in the Renaissance, the medium of watercolor has grown in popularity over the ages and been used by some of history’s greatest artists. In this course fit for participants at any skill level, artist Ellen Orseck will help you master techniques in watercolor such as transparency and opacity, flat and graduated wash, wet-on-wet, lifting and resists. You will also learn about the nature of various...

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Realistic Subjects in a Minor Key

Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H) @ 1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX

The learning objectives will be to accurately understand values, and to create visual interest through variations in paint applications and color selection while producing a realistic painting.   Participants will see demonstrated and come to understand the various steps and their sequence to make a successful watercolor.   Each class will spend some time pencil sketching to primarily understand the importance of values, but to also further...

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Surprise Yourself with Impressionism

Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H) @ 1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX

Explore innovative ways to guarantee a loose, gestural watermedia style. The class will cover techniques to assist you in applying the masters’ styles to your own resource photos.  January Classes: This month we will paint landscapes and seascapes, with and without figures.   February Classes: This month we will paint florals, still life & interiors, and botanicals. Note: More info and supply list at [email protected]...

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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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