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Watercolor Workshop

at The Village Workshop - West Village

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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: 8
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.
All art material provided for in class and included in fee.

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Question from Krista D.
Hi, I'm a professional artist working with watercolor. I have never studied watercolor painting formally, despite having an advanced degree in art, and this class caught my eye as a potential means of going back to the basics and learning some of the fundamentals of handling paint. Is this an appropriate class for me?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Kaaren assured that this class is perfect for you! :)
Question from Jing C.
Do I need to know how to draw before this class?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jing, students participating in this class do not need to know how to draw.
Answer from judith g. Verified Student
Not really. Kaaren will coach you, she provides lots of individual attention during the entire session and students work at their desired pace and skill level.
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
No. . . Kaaren will help you
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
No, the teacher will help you.
Answer from Ellen A. Verified Student
No, the teacher has a technique that helps a lot, and she will also help you.
Answer from Dahlia B. Verified Student
It would be helpful to have some ability to draw. doesn't have to be expert skills.
Answer from Sarah V. Verified Student
No previous drawing or painting experience required!
Answer from Yuliya S. Verified Student
no, this is perfect for beginners
Answer from Linda A. Verified Student
No, you can be a beginner. All levels of students participate, and some have never drawn or painted before.
Answer from Cate H. Verified Student
There is some drawing involved to get the forms correct before painting, but you get assistance. No need to be an avid drawer.
Answer from Jilann P. Verified Student
Not at all!
Answer from Daralee S. Verified Student
I do not know how to draw and I was very comfortable in the class. You do draw from a picture but the teacher will help you.
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Reviews of Classes at The Village Workshop (646)

(646 Reviews)
Watercolor Workshop
Reviewed by Kirstin V. on 6/29/2018
This class was amazing! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. All very talented painters. The instructor was incredibly patient and helpful. I feel like I really learned a lot!
Watercolor Workshop
Reviewed by Jeffrey G. on 6/14/2018
Great host. Very fun class. The teacher is great. She has a lot patience and is a lot of fun. She puts out coffee and snacks for the class also!
Watercolor Workshop
Reviewed by Daralee S. on 5/31/2018
i enjoyed the class very much. The instructor is very helpful.
Watercolor Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/18/2018
Great tips on painting with watercolor, nice atmosphere, a nice group of students. The best painting class I've ever taken. Really enjoyable.
Watercolor Workshop
Reviewed by Sarah S. on 3/28/2018
This art workshop was simply wonderful. I couldn't have spent my Sunday afternoon better! I loved the peace this environment gave me and the other artists who work around you are just lovely. You learn about technics how to use and mix the watercolors. I was amazed by the result of my 3 hour work! Thank you a lot for this great experience!

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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