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Abstract Watercolor for Beginners

4 Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.to Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00YN
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$90 - Member
$110 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. Supply List

By Heather Kerley

Learn to embrace and celebrate the unpredictability, versatility, and beauty of watercolor. Class discussions cover supplies; color theory, palettes and pigment control; and various exercises and experiments to achieve different effects. The use of other media such as water-based pencil and pastels is also addressed.

Scraps saved in class from failed experiments form the basis of a mixed-media collage created during the final class. Beginning students are encouraged to focus more on the creative process—and less on results.

Previous watercolor experience is welcome but not required.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Heather Kerley.
  • 4 sessions, 1.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.