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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Watercolor Basics

with Russel Whitten


Build a strong foundation in watercolor by studying color theory, mixing and pigment application. Create the illusion of distance and composition by demonstrated technique. Students will be walked through their first painting; then the sky is the limit! Your instructor will help you continue to build your skills and confidence throughout the class. No class 2/20.

Required: 1 small tube each: cadmium yellow (light), cobalt blue, alizarin crimson; 1 round #10 watercolor brush; 1-inch wide flat brush, 1 drawing pencil #3B, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (approx. $50-$100).

Note: Please purchase Arches paper, as the quality of watercolor paper is essential for handling the techniques taught in class. Feel free to bring any watercolor paint you may already have.

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of NY, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

  • Jan 23 - Feb 27th, 2023
    Mon for 5 weeks from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

    Will run


207 934 4461

40 E E Cummings Blvd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

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