Improve Your Technique Watercolor Series



  • 4 Weeks with Lisabeth Curnow, Artist/Instructor
  • Fridays,  September 27 – October 18, 1:30pm – 4pm
  • $64 Member/$74 Non-member
  • Another 4 weeks will follow this session: Fridays, November 1- November 22.
  • Each class will begin with a discussion/demo followed by opportunities to practice the techniques.

    Demos will include tools, color mixing, creating texture, negative painting, and more. Time will also allow for independent painting with instructor input. For beginning to intermediate artists. Supply list on line and available at the Arts Center.

  • The class will cover supplies/tools and their use, basic watercolor techniques, and effective critical thinking (critique).

  • Along with covering subjects the students may inquire about or be interested in.

  • ***If students are interested in how to mount watercolor paintings, Lisabeth will demo that during the last class.

Supply List for Watercolor
*There will be a more detailed discussion about supplies at the first class.
This list is just a suggestion to get you started. Buy the best quality your budget allows


  • Ultramarine or Cobalt (cool)
  • Cerulean, Prussian, or Turquoise (warm)


  • Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder (cool)
  • Cadmium Red or Vermillion (warm)


  • Aureolin, Cad. Light, Lemon Yellow (cool)
  • Cad. Medium, Raw Sienna, Quin. Gold (warm)

Additional colors that are useful:

  • Sepia, Burnt Sienna, or Payne’s Gray


  • A couple of round brushes with a good point, in a medium and smaller size. Suggestion: Size 12 and Size 6
  • A flat brush at least 1 inch wide
  • Other brushes – A quill brush and a small flat hard bristled brush for scrubbing

My preference is Arches #140 Cold Press 100% rag in a block. Paper is an investment, it can be pricey. Use those Micheal’s coupons!

  • Brands to consider: Arches, Strathmore, or Fabriano


  • Palette with large area for mixing
  • 2 water containers for cleaning brushes/painting
  • Paper towel
  • Masking fluid or packing tape
  • Exacto knife
  • Pencil
  • White rubber eraser
  • Sponges
  • Hard Board
  • Tape for mounting paper
  • Practice paper
  • Reference photos

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