18 and older
Come try your hand at a wonderful art form with subtle nuances and spontaneity, as well as brilliance and control. Learn traditional watercolor techniques through invaluable demonstrations that will give you a solid foundation. Watercolor is a medium that’s not as unforgiving as you might think, so come find out about some surprising tricks that will wash away those fears! Materials/supplies are not included in the class price.
Tube watercolors: Grumbacher (Academy Professional grade) in the tube gives better results than cake Starter sets.
Transparent (not opaque)
- Cadmium red medium
- Cadmium yellow-deep
- Ultramarine blue
- Thio violet (or cobalt)
- Cerulean blue
- Payne’s gray
- Chinese white
- Gouache (permanent white)
Strathmore 9 x 12 pad - 300 series - 140 lbOther Supplies
- Watercolor palette: any large size or shape with large mixing areas
- 2- plastic water containers (margarine tubs, etc. 1 – kneaded eraser
- No. 2 pencil
- Bamboo writing tool with point on both ends Rags (cotton)
- Sponges – sea-sponge and artificial
- Toothbrush (medium)
- Small squeeze bottle for water
- Fine point black pen – (Pilot Precise Rolling Ball)
(Gold scepter brand is a combination of sable & bristle)
- No. 2 – Liner or Rigger
- No. 8 or 10 – Round
- 1” Flat or chisel
- ½” Flat or chisel
Important:You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College courses, or you may be rejected from the course.
Also: Santa Monica College's Community Education Office operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Please bring your CourseHorse purchase confirmation with you to class. Your Classroom information is noted in the Special Notes. If you do not have a class room on your purchase receipt, please reach out to [email protected]
All students must have a valid California address and phone number to enroll in courses at SMC. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.