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Painting: Watercolor

  • Name:

    Painting: Watercolor (PTNG101)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Painting: Watercolor


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Build skill and control of watercolor techniques. Observe fine details of botanicals and produce lifelike representations of them. Construct metaphors and create art to represent them in landscape paintings. Select appropriate elements of art to paint realistic portrait paintings. Explore examples of historical abstract art and experiment with similar techniques to create original abstractions. Communicate a specific, personal idea through an original watercolor painting.


Do you ever stop and admire the beauty you see in nature? Whether it’s sunlight and shadows, colors in a sunset, details in a butterfly wing, or the deep turquoise of ocean waves, our hearts long to express the beauty of what we see by putting it down on paper. Watercolor paints are the perfect medium for this. Paintings can be very simple and quick, or they can be surprisingly complex, depending on your goals and your willingness to try new techniques. Join this class and be mesmerized by the swirling colors on your paper. Learn to create effects that are surprising and exciting. Most importantly, find a unique way to express yourself on paper through the timeless medium of watercolor painting. Whether or not you are skilled at drawing, you will have fun and be able to find success in this class. Start where you are and develop skills that will bring your paintings to new heights.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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The course is well organized and easy to follow.


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