Beginner Watercolor

Date: 10 Wednesdays, January 11 - March 15, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Carolann Dvorak
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuition: $265, Members save 10%
Cancellation Policy


Class Description

Experience watercolor painting in all its exciting forms. Demonstrations by your instructor will take you along a journey from traditional to modern, from wet in wet to puddled paint, to drybrush, collage, and much more. Fun new techniques will be introduced each week. You will have opportunities to explore your personal vision with hands-on guidance. A perfect class for beginners or students looking for a refresher. No experience is needed.

Download Materials List

Carolann's favorite paint colors
• Watercolor paint in tubes, and sets. Best quality available. Various colors. Suggested Color list below.
• Watercolor Brushes: 1.5-inch wash brush, 1-inch flat square brush, #8 or #10 size round brush (pointed), #2 or #3 size round brush (pointed). Other brushes will be discussed in class.
• Watercolor paper: d'Arches 140lbs. cold press rag paper in sheets or blocks. 11" x14" or larger sheets. One sheet per class
• Paper Towels
• Mixing palette such as White Enamel Butcher Tray or white Plastic Palette
• Gum Arabic, small jar
• Small container rock/kosher salt
• Painters tape (Blue or Green)
• #2 Pencil
• Kneaded eraser

Dick Blicks – Plainville
Jerry’s Artarama - West Hartford
Michael's in Avon (has less of a selection and tends to be a little more expensive)

About the Instructor

Carolann has accrued an impressive list of honors and awards. A first class realist, you may come upon her work in the form of Trompe L'oeil (French for "fool the eye") murals, faux finished walls, and furniture. Carolann paints these illusory scenes in Oil or Acrylic using brushes, rags, sponges, or feathers. Wherever you find her Art, you will find it to be vibrant, happy and alive. Carolann has a BA degree Magna Cum Laude from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She has been teaching at FVAC since 1991. Visit Carolann's website.