live online art workshop for adults

(beginner and intermediate levels)

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 Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the course, students will paint a portrait of a pet, a portrait of a loved one, a couple of watercolor landscapes,  plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.

It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

Tuesdays 6:15-8:15pm Pacific Standard Time

10 weekly online classes:

October 13, 20, 27, 

November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15,  22


Detailed Schedule:

Day1 Flat washes. Basic watercolor techniques and common mistakes. Painting a simple landscape a-la-Voloshin.

Day 2 Combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Painting a flower.

Day 3 Wet-on-Wet watercolor. Painting a cat.

Day 4 Classical watercolor with underpainting. Strating a small realistic still life (trompe-l'oeil).

Day 5 Finishing a trompe-l'oeil.

Day 6 Starting a realistic portrait. Tips on painting human skin, hair, eyes.

Day 7 Finishing a realistic portrait.

Day 8 Watercolor on toned paper with white.

Days 9, 10  Final project of a choice.


- Watercolor paper (cold press)

- Watercolor paint

- Watercolor brushes (round with pointy tips)

- Pencil

- Eraser

-Liquid rubber

- Regular printer paper

Sample instructional video. These videos are supposed to be watched before the class, and do not replace the live class demonstration:

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 

Our calendar for the 2020-2021 school year:

First day of classes - Monday 8/31/20
Labor Day weekend - NO CLASSES - Saturday 9/5/20 - Monday 9/7/20
Thanksgiving break - NO CLASSES - Monday 11/23/20 - Sunday 11/29/20
Christmas break - NO CLASSES - Monday 12/21/20 - Sunday 1/3/21
Last day of classes - Friday 5/28/21

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