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Watercolor Classes San Diego

Learn the art of watercolor painting in San Diego, mastering techniques such as washes, glazes, and wet-on-wet, while exploring a range of subjects including landscapes, still-life, and portraiture.

1 class in-person in San Diego has spots left, and 17 classes live online are available.

Intro to Watercolor Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Discover the joy of creating loose and fluid watercolor paintings in this engaging course. Learn essential techniques and receive personalized guidance from an experienced instructor. Unlock your artistic potential and gain confidence in your ability to create beautiful watercolor masterpieces.

Tuesday, Mar 19th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (5 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, Feb 21st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

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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, Feb 21st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 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.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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)

Watercolor

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

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)

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)

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)

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 Skills

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

This class is a good fit for the beginning artist, or one who has been painting with watercolor or fluid acrylics and looking to move to the next level. Learn to "dance" with these mediums under a master of traditional and experimental techniques. Who should take this class: Anyone who is curious about, or has been painting with, watercolor or fluid acrylics. Anyone who wants to learn new techniques and reach for the next level in their skills....

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Modern Calligraphy: Watercolor Brush Lettering

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

This 6-week class focuses on the basic brush strokes needed to gain control of brush markers and watercolor brushes to achieve brush calligraphy. We dabble in watercolor, learning a few techniques to create simple washes and designs. Through lots of practice and completing set exercises, you'll put your strokes into practice and explore making hand lettered cards. This class is for anyone and everyone who has an interest in lettering! We’ll be...

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