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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Watercolor Basics

with Russel Whitten


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Studying color theory, blending and the use of pigments will help build a solid foundation in watercolor painting. Create the illusion of distance and composition by demonstrated technique. You will be guided through the process as you create your first painting - after that the possibilities are endless! Russell will assist you in building skills and confidence throughout the course. 

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. $30–$50). 

Note: Please purchase Arches, as the quality of watercolor paper is essential for handling the techniques you will be taught in class. Bring any colors you may already have.

Russel Whitten, a local artist and teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students adore his laid-back, encouraging teaching style.

  • Jan 11 - Feb 8th, 2024
    Thu for 5 weeks from 6:00 - 8:30 pm



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

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