Watercolor painting is fun and very calming…but as in the name, water is involved. Water flows, drips, drops, washes, splashes, mixes, and is wet!! Watercolor is very playful and sometimes you just have to let it do its thing. So whether you’re new or have dabbled with it in the past, learn all about the proper techniques and materials to fall in love with this medium. I’m sure of that!

First things first. You’ll learn all about the best paints, papers, brushes, and other materials to use, how to mix colors, create a color wheel, all the various techniques, and finally be able to create beautiful watercolor paintings. I will teach you to step by step instructions on how it likes to be handled plus you’ll find it’s very different from other paint mediums and will always pleasantly surprise you!

Arts Center East
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
Tel: 860-871-8222


Dates: June 28–August 2
Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:30 pm, via Zoom
Cost: $182/$164 for ACE Members
Instructor: Mary Beth Sasso
Register online or email

Week 1: Learn how to use the materials, paint color wheels, and watercolor techniques

Week 2: Learning how to paint clouds with wet on wet and dry-brush techniques

Week 3: Learn how to paint flowers with various watercolor “bloom” techniques

Week 4: Learn how to paint fruit and vegetables with various techniques

Week 5: Learn how to paint the choice of an animal using various watercolor techniques

Week 6: Questions and answers and how to prepare your final watercolor painting for framing

Contact Mary Beth Sasso; with any questions. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Check out this Free lesson for grades 4-8

In this fun lesson, you will learn about Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, and Tertiary Colors. Click on the link below to watch a short video explaining what Primary Colors are and how important they are to create all the colors of the rainbow! 
Then download the PDF file for all the "color recipes" to create your beautiful art and color familiar objects!
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Introduction to Watercolor Painting