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Unleash your creativity with watercolor painting classes in Washington, D.C.. Learn various techniques, experiment with color and composition, and gain the skills to create stunning watercolor masterpieces.

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Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of watercolor painting with Online Watercolor 201. Learn essential techniques, color mixing, and brushstrokes to create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring fine artists, illustrators, and designers.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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+1600 pts
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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.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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4 Week Session: 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!

(635) Beginner 18 and older
$39

3 sessions

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+390 pts
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Explore private group events and team building activities ranging from cooking to art, escape rooms, trivia, and more

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Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

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.

(1074) Beginner 18 and older
$330

6 sessions

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+3300 pts
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Beginners Watercolor Painting Class Online: All Levels

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Ignite your creativity with online watercolor painting classes! Perfect for all levels, learn a variety of techniques from gradated washes to color mixing. Join a supportive community of artists and express your authentic self through vibrant watercolor creations.

(635) Beginner 18 and older
$149

4 sessions

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+1490 pts
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Floral Fridays Watercolor (Online)

Craft Sierra Madre @ Virtual Classroom

Unleash your creativity with vibrant watercolor florals! Dive into a world of loose flowers, botanicals, succulents, and leaves on Friday mornings. No drawing skills required - just bring your enthusiasm and let the garden bloom on your canvas.

(98) Beginner 13 and older
$11
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+110 pts
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Watercolor Wednesdays (Online)

Craft Sierra Madre @ Virtual Classroom

Dive into the world of watercolor painting with this beginner-friendly class. Learn essential techniques like color mixing, washes, and wet-on-wet effects, all from the comfort of your home. Unleash your creativity and create beautiful watercolor pieces with ease.

(98) Beginner 13 and older
$11
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+110 pts
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Painting the Natural World

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Discover the world of watercolor as you learn 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.

(129) All levels 18 and older
$349

6 sessions

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+3490 pts
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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.

(129) Beginner 18 and older
$349

6 sessions

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Intermediate Watercolor Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Deepen your practice of watercolor painting and express your creativity in this inspiring online class. Learn from top-notch professionals and connect with a supportive community of artists worldwide. Discover a wide variety of techniques and styles to enhance your skills and increase your artistic confidence.

(635) Intermediate 18 and older
$149

4 sessions

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Landscapes in Watercolor: Summer in the Countryside

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Learn how to capture the serene beauty of summer landscapes in watercolor as you paint quaint rural settings, red barns, meadows, and woodlands. This three-week course at 92nd Street Y will teach you a variety of techniques and mediums to depict the textures and light of the countryside. Explore your creativity using provided reference photos or your own weekly prompts.

(1074) All levels 18 and older
$165

3 sessions

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+1650 pts
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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!

(10) All levels 8 and older
$65
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+650 pts
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Small Towns in Watercolor

92nd Street Y

Learn how to render hidden gems like quaint stores, historic sites, and charming barns in watercolor with artist Wennie Huang as she guides you through the process working from reference photos and prompts.

(1074) All levels 18 and older
$165

3 sessions

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Watercolor 101

Art School of SF Bay @ Virtual Classroom

Explore the vibrant world of watercolors and dive into the techniques and methods to master this beautiful medium and bring your artistic visions to life.

(5) Beginner 18 and older
$400

11 sessions

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+4000 pts
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Painting in Watercolor - Level 2

Santa Monica College

Elevate your watercolor skills in a supportive and constructive environment, perfect for advancing your personal and creative expression. Learn techniques to enhance your previous work and achieve desired effects for new projects. This class offers valuable guidance to help you attain more satisfying results in your watercolor paintings. Join us and refine your artistic journey.

(513) Intermediate 18 and older
$128

6 sessions

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Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor

Yellow Barn Studio

Opaque Watercolor (gouache) is a wonderful medium. If you like working in watercolor or oil, you will like this medium because it is a blend of both and it is so easy to transport. Gouache was a favorite medium of Degas & Picasso.

All levels 15 and older
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How to Paint Atmospheric Effects with Watercolors

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

In this workshop, you will learn how to paint different weather conditions such as storms, rain, fog, and snow using watercolors. Learn by hands-on practice under the guidance of the lead teacher of the WMAS. All supplies provided.

(8) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules

Bird Painting for the Watercolorist

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

How to make your bird pictures not only anatomically correct but “alive”, by seeing the individual “models’” physical structures, and color patterns, in terms of both form and function. Learn all this through guided practice, with the instructor’s help.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Watercolor Classes in Washington, D.C.

Watercolor Classes in Washington, D.C. are rated 4.4 stars based on 2,492 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

Discover the Best Watercolor Classes in Washington, D.C.

is a highlight in US history. However, it also has a rich history in art, including watercolor art. For example, the Washington Watercolor Association has a goal to “bring together artists in the Washington D.C. area to nurture their craft, share mutual interests, enrich their art experiences and offer opportunities to exhibit their work in as many venues as possible.” 

If you’re interested in learning watercolor, then is one of the best places to be. You’ll find tons of resources that support watercolor artists from the beginning. In addition, CourseHorse offers dozens of in-person and online watercolor classes for those living in the area. Keep reading to learn more about watercolor classes in .

Why You Should Learn Watercolor in

offers an exceptional setting to learn watercolor and there are many benefits to taking watercolor classes. First, learning in watercolor as a hobby opens doors to a world of stress relief and self-expression. Whether you seek calmness or you want to craft heartfelt gifts for loved ones, the art of watercolor brings fulfillment to your life.

Next, immersing yourself in the vibrant watercolor community of will be a great experience. You will find a multitude of local watercolor clubs, groups, events, and organizations devoted to the arts. You will engage with fellow watercolor enthusiasts and artists. has an environment where ideas are shared, inspiration is sparked, and valuable connections are forged.

If you want to turn your passion for watercolor into a career, taking a watercolor class in is a remarkable launching pad. With its popularity among illustrators and artists, watercolor opens avenues to explore opportunities in the publishing industry or even establish your own art studio.

In-Person Watercolor Classes in

If you want to learn watercolor, in-person classes are one of your best options. First of all, watercolor classes offer 1-on-1 instruction and live demonstrations. There are also a number of amazing in-person art classes available on CourseHorse’s website. If you can’t find the class that you’re looking for, check back to CourseHorse regularly since CourseHorse updates the list of classes available. 

The most popular art classes in are photography classes. Photography is incredibly popular in and you’ll find several options listed on CourseHorse’s website. 

For example, consider taking the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum from Washington Photo Safari. In this class, you’ll learn how to photograph famous artworks on display. The American Museum of Art is a photographer’s delight, and most of the exhibits are open to photography, which gives you the chance to take photos of some of the most amazing art pieces in the museum. 

You will learn how to use your smartphone to photograph works of art in a museum without a flash or a tripod. By the end of the class, you’ll learn how to take pictures that are high quality and good enough to be enlarged, matted, printed on canvas, framed, and hung in your home. 

Washington Photo Safari also offers Street Photography & the Art of Seeing: Nat'l Monuments. Since photography is an art, you need to learn how to see art outside and how to capture it in a photo. The goal of the class is to help you make better images and help you tell stories with your images. 

While you walk around with your photography group, you'll learn to recognize patterns within the chaos and the mundane of everyday life and pay attention to light and how it affects your photo subjects. You will also become amazing at observing and analyzing human behaviors and interactions. 

Virtual Watercolor Classes 

Virtual watercolor classes are a great option for those who can’t take in-person classes. You can take online watercolor classes all from the comfort of your home, which means you won’t have to commute into the city. Since you’ll still get live demonstrations from a professional instructor, online classes are a great substitute. 

You can find the best watercolor classes by visiting CourseHorse. CourseHorse features an array of excellent online watercolor classes. Keep reading to discover some of the top-rated options available online.

One noteworthy course is the Watercolors for Absolute Beginners offered by 92nd Street Y. This class spans two and a half hours and includes six sessions. Throughout the course, you will acquire fundamental watercolor painting skills, including various techniques such as brush strokes, color mixing, value assessment, washing, wet-in-wet, and wet-over-dry methods.

Moreover, this class explores the historical and contemporary aspects of watercolor art. This means that by the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of how to use the medium, as well as the history behind it. The class also incorporates live demonstrations to facilitate a clear grasp of proper application techniques.

You should also consider taking the Watercolors from Family Photos course, also offered by 92nd Street Y. Spanning three engaging sessions, this class centers around the art of painting beloved family photographs. You will learn how to capture the essence of your cherished family members. By the end of the class, you’ll have the skills needed to recompose and reinterpret treasured memories using the enchanting medium of watercolor.

This class is ideal for those who have longed to transform their beloved family photos into stunning works of art. Alongside honing your watercolor skills, you'll explore various techniques such as wet-on-wet and glazing. Embark on this artistic journey and witness your family memories come to life through the captivating beauty of watercolor.

If you possess some prior experience with watercolor painting, Santa Monica College offers a course called Painting in Watercolor - Level 2. This class comprises six sessions, each lasting three hours. By enrolling in this course, you'll enhance your watercolor techniques and infuse your craft with a personal and creative touch. The class prides itself on fostering a supportive, constructive, and stress-free environment to maximize your learning experience.

Also, the class is tailored for intermediate students. It will guide you in improving your previous painting attempts while introducing effective methods to achieve more satisfying results with new projects.

Private Group Watercolor Classes in

If you're seeking an outstanding way to express gratitude to your employees and foster a delightful team-building experience, CourseHorse offers exceptional private group watercolor classes for San Francisco businesses. Treat your team to an unforgettable event, providing them with an opportunity to unwind while engaging in a guided watercolor workshop.

Among the impressive selection of options, the Virtual Watercolor Workshop (Materials Included) truly shines. This immersive 90-minute class empowers your group to delve into watercolor techniques and create captivating abstract paintings. Immerse your group in this relaxing and creatively stimulating workshop, where you'll explore the art of layering and produce a unique masterpiece that reflects your team's distinct essence.

To make it easier for the entire group to participate, all necessary materials will be conveniently shipped to each group member ahead of the session. This means that your group will only need to unbox the materials and turn on their camera to participate. Visit CourseHorse's website for further information on their group classes. Discover the extensive range of available courses and unveil the perfect artistic journey to enrich your team's experience.

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