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West Village, Manhattan
110 W 14th St 5th Fl Loft
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 2
Teacher: Kaaren Lewis

What you'll learn in this watercolor class:

For the beginner:
  • Learn how to control the watercolor medium while exploring spontaneity.
  • Create flowing, vibrant color mixtures.
  • Learn how to set up your color palette.
  • Learn which colors are the most transparent, the most staining, and the most intense.
  • Create resist areas with masking fluid.
  • Explore the "wet-on-wet" technique.
  • Know your brushes and the variety of brush strokes available to you.
  • Paint a beautiful watercolor by the end of your first class.
For the intermediate and advanced student, 
learn watercolor techniques such as:

  • Making colors pulsate.
  • Achieving luminous grays.
  • Understanding color values.
  • Getting the most from darks.
  • Creating subtle blushes of white.
  • Balancing simple and complex areas in composition.
  • Layering with glazes and much more.
Note:  
All art material provided for in class and included in fee.

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Refund is available.

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First press #5 button, then press small green bell symbol (on the far right) to signal the 5th floor. Wait to be "buzzed" in. Take elevator to 5th floor.

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Question from Anonymous
Does the teacher tell us what to paint or can I ring my own picture of what I want to paint?
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
You can definitely bring your own picture. It's better to have it printed out than just on your phone, but you can paint from your phone if you can manage that.
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Question from sue
what kind of water color class is it?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse Staff
Hi Sue! The instructor focuses on teaching the various techniques of watercolor painting. I hope this helps!
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Question from Rachel L.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse Staff
All art materials are included in the fee so you just have to show up in the class. :)
Answer from Karin F. Verified Student
No, all top quality supplies are provided.
Answer from Prachi B. Verified Student
No, all materials are provided :)
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
Rachel, you do not need to bring anything at all -- Kaaren provides all materials, and she makes a point of explaining that she believes in using the best quality from the very start. (Just noticed your question dates back to 8/4, but it was just sent to me now.)
Answer from Avital F. Verified Student
No
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
No, all materials are provided.
Answer from Elisabeth L. Verified Student
Nope! Kaaren provides everything!
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
The answer is no, the teacher provides everything.
Answer from Magdalena B. Verified Student
All that you need is provided...including coffee!
Answer from Lauren C. Verified Student
No you do not. Just yourself. Instructor has watercolor paper, paint, brushes, pencils, and inspiration. Great class!
Answer from Merrick D. Verified Student
No. Everything was provided
Answer from Stephanie S. Verified Student
Nope! No smocks were provided. Wasn't an issue, but wear comfortable clothes.
Answer from Merrick D. Verified Student
No. They provide everything.
Answer from Erin N. Verified Student
Nope! All the materials are provided and she uses top quality paints, paper, and brushes. She'll also provide you with a list of materials you can purchase for practicing at home if you want to!
Answer from Cate H. Verified Student
nope! they provide everything.
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Reviews of Classes at The Village Workshop

(646 Reviews)
Watercolor Workshop (Evening)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/29/2018
Great place and instructor.
Watercolor Workshop (Evening)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/27/2018
The instructor had an amazing studio and was very kind and welcoming! The class wasn't as traditional as I had liked, I expected a bit more on color mixing and more about how the technique of watercolor is really supposed to be used. Nonetheless, I had a great time! She really allows her students to be independent and have fun with it. I think it's a great class for beginners because you just get to give it a go without any real pressure, but I'll admit I did feel a bit intimidated by her intermediate students who had paintings already half finished. The instructor is a very cool person and has a lovely studio, it was very inspiring. The materials provided were also top notch! I left with a great piece and a good feeling overall.
Watercolor Workshop (Evening)
Reviewed by Erica R. on 7/25/2018
I enjoyed the class. I wish I had more time to truly grasp the concept of Watercolor. I thought the instructor would do a demonstration first so we’d know more or less where to start. Glad I took the course though.
Watercolor Workshop (Evening)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/24/2018
The teacher was kind and welcoming and the space, materials, and lighting were excellent. She provided snacks in the middle of the 6-9 PM time slot--which makes sense--because it is during dinner time. I was disappointed with the experience, though, because I didn't feel that the teacher really was able to help me LEARN. She briefly showed me techniques--but the task--to copy a picture--while she made squares and then divided up the photo into quadrants and told me to "draw it" in pencil and then I would use watercolor to complete it--felt beyond what I had been assigned to play with it ben was able to accomplish. Looking back, I wish I had been given a scrap piece of canvas and been told to play. Instead of the evening being relaxing (the teacher told me to "just have fun with it"), I felt disappointed that my work was more a reflection of the teacher's effort than my own.
Watercolor Workshop (Evening)
Reviewed by MARY ANN M. on 7/11/2018
Kareen has an amazing space for the watercolor class....an exceptionally large, extremely well lit room....each personal space for the student is wonderfully set up with a large palette, numerous brushes, water, tissues, paper.....all the finest...ARCHES and WINSOR NEWTON. Also, there are folders of so many pictures, all gridded so ready for the person to draw on paper. Kareen is constantly walking around to be available to answer questions, demonstrate a technique, offer suggestions... Definitely one of the most enjoyable three hours of watercolor. Do attend!
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School: The Village Workshop

The Village Workshop

Welcome to The Village Workshop. A great place to learn watercolor technique. Work in light filled studios in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC! 

The Village Workshop was opened in 2004 by Kaaren Lewis in her Manhattan loft space where she presently teaches classes in watercolor painting.

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