Watercolor Lessons for Adults and Teens

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“You will leave class feeling encouraged about your artistic efforts and wanting to learn more.” Patte S.

 Photo by Nina Noel

Photo by Nina Noel

 

If you want to hear about openings in the future, please email me: sara (at) saradrescher.com

Please note that I am not accepting any new students until January 2019

November 2018 Watercolor Class Schedule

November Session Tuesday Morning 10am-Noon --- November 27(no class on the 6th,13th or 20th) $50, Meets at: “Kidd’s & Canvas,” San Miguel Shopping Center Ste. 181, 3303 N. Midkiff Rd

November Session Tuesday Evening 6-8pm --- November 6,27 (no class on the 13th and 20th) $50 Meets at: “Kidd’s & Canvas,” San Miguel Shopping Center Ste. 181, 3303 N. Midkiff Rd

 **I do not teach private lessons, only group lessons.  I also only teach teens and adults.  If you are looking for art lessons for your child in Midland, TX, please consider Kaylyn Miller  432-349-4869 marykaylynmiller@yahoo.com or Ginger Witte at Art Pour Vous 432-697-7866, and Kids & Canvas has kids art camps year round during school holidays!

Here is how my classes work:
You must pay in full at the beginning of the session.  If you miss a class, you are welcome to make it up during one of the other class times I offer (that make, of course).  If I miss a class due to sickness or family emergency, I will hold a makeup class that will accommodate the most number of my students, offer a class credit, or you can come to another class time.  If you are beginning with me, please bring supplies to the first class.  I have recommendations below, or just bring what you have already. 

My classes are ongoing which means there are students in all levels in my classes.  When you join a class, I walk you though all the basics from supplies to techniques.  Then we walk through a few small paintings together to make sure you are comfortable with the techniques.  Later, you will be creating paintings based on what you are interested in painting.

I hope you will be able to attend a class with me.  If you are interested in joining a particular session, please let me know so I can reserve your spot.
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  • The first class is a “Watercolor 101.” I will start from the beginning and explain the supplies, qualities and techniques to get you started in watercolor. You must bring your own watercolor supplies!

  • The next few classes will be painting step by step to get you comfortable with the medium, show you how to fix any mistakes and get the results you want.

  • My goal is to get you painting your own ideas and creations with me there to help and guide you.


Two hours a week to paint, relax and be creative!please contact me if you are interested in joining a class!

Please note that if you already have some of these supplies or something similar, just supplement from the list and bring what you have.  Below is a list of supplies you will need to get started: 

  • Reeves set of 18 watercolor set(or comparable set), plus one tube of ‘sepia’ color watercolor– Michael’s carries this set locally, or you can find it online. Feel free to get a nicer set, but please don't waste your money on anything cheaper!

  • Brushes: 1, 1 inch flat watercolor brush, 1 #10, 12, or 14 round tip watercolor brush, 1 #6 round tip brush, 1 #4 round tip watercolor brush, and 1, 1/2 flat watercolor brush, you can find these at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby locally and they go on sale every few weeks. I have had luck with Princeton brand brushes at Hobby Lobby. They have aqua handles. My favorite brands are: Loew- Cornell and American Painter if you can find them( I order mine at dickblick.com), but try mid-price brands. Princeton brand seems to be good as well. I do not recommend Master’s Touch brushes or Artist Loft brand.

  • 1 watercolor palette with at least 18 wells and a center area for mixing, you can find these at Hobby Lobby locally

  • 1 pad of 140lb cold press watercolor paper, Canson or Strathmore brand is fine, but Arches is the best if you can get it, 16×20 or 10×14 size, you can find this at Michael’s

Paint: 

  Watercolor paint set - this brand is a nice inexpensive starter set  if you don’t already have paint . Any basic set will work. I like this number of colors to start. Please do not buy the cheapest set you can find! You will regret it.

Watercolor paint set- this brand is a nice inexpensive starter set if you don’t already have paint. Any basic set will work. I like this number of colors to start. Please do not buy the cheapest set you can find! You will regret it.

  Palette - Something will multiple wells and a large mixing area. It does not have to have a lid, but it helps in transportation. Do not get the little round ones. There is a medium sized palette that folds over and it will work as well. You can order this one at: misterart.com or  dickblick.com

Palette- Something will multiple wells and a large mixing area. It does not have to have a lid, but it helps in transportation. Do not get the little round ones. There is a medium sized palette that folds over and it will work as well. You can order this one at: misterart.com or dickblick.com

  Brushes - I have had good luck with the Princeton brand. I recommend starting with a 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat, a number 4 round, a number 6 round, and a number 10 round or some number that’s close so that you have 3 distinct sizes to work with. If you already have brushes, bring them!

Brushes- I have had good luck with the Princeton brand. I recommend starting with a 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat, a number 4 round, a number 6 round, and a number 10 round or some number that’s close so that you have 3 distinct sizes to work with. If you already have brushes, bring them!