Painting in Watercolor - Level 1

at Santa Monica College - Online

Course Details
$109 3 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Feb 28, 10:00am - Apr 04, 1:00pm Pacific Time (6 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Freddie Manseau

What you'll learn in this watercolor class:

Come try your hand at a wonderful art form with subtle nuances and spontaneity, as well as brilliance and control. Learn traditional watercolor techniques through invaluable demonstrations that will give you a solid foundation. Watercolor is a medium that’s not as unforgiving as you might think, so come find out about some surprising tricks that will wash away those fears!

Materials/supplies are not included in the class price.

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:


You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College courses, or you may be rejected from the course. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.


Santa Monica College's Community Education Office operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Please bring your CourseHorse purchase confirmation with you to class. Your Classroom information is noted in the Special Notes. If you do not have a classroom on your purchase receipt, please reach out to [email protected]

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Refund Policy
NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER A CLASS HAS BEGUN, so choose courses carefully! Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least seven business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed.  You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future Community Education classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.  A minimum service charge of $10 per class cancellation will be withheld.  Refunds are granted ONLY if a class is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled.In the instance of cancelled classes, course fee is automatically refunded. Credit card refunds are processed with seven business days, check and cash refunds will be issued by check within 45 business days.


To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least seven (7) business days before the original class meets. A minimum service charge of $10 per class transfer will be deducted. 

Important Information: Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes. Students are highly encouraged to register before class begins.  Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.



Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau 6 $109
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Mar 07 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau
Sun, Mar 14 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau
Sun, Mar 21 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau
Sun, Mar 28 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau
Sun, Apr 04 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Freddie Manseau

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Question from sarina c.
I se there is only one seat left. My friend and I want to take, any chance you can fit two more in?
Question from Linda A.
Is the class offered other than on a Sunday AM?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Linda! At this time, the class is only offered every Sunday morning. You can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thanks!
Answer from Linda A.
thank you!
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Question from Meghan N.
Hello, is it implying that those are the materials we would need to bring to class or those are the materials that are provided? Thanks so much! Meghan
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, materials/supplies are not included in the class price. Students should bring the materials required.
Answer from Nitakumari P. Verified Student
You will need to buy the listed supplies. You can shop on Amazon. Windsor and Newton also have great water colour tubes.
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Reviews of Classes at Santa Monica College (467)

(467 Reviews)
Painting in Watercolor - Level 1
Reviewed by Mi G. on 11/4/2020
Very good and fun class with Freddie, would love to take another class with him!
Painting in Watercolor - Level 1
Reviewed by Lysa D. on 11/1/2020
This was a good class. I learned a lot of techniques and skills. The teacher has a Bob Ross style. He mainly paints and you learn by watching. He is constantly changing what he does and adapting which although frustrating to some, helps the student learn to “go with the flow”.
Painting in Watercolor - Level 1
Reviewed by Judy M. on 10/26/2020
Freddie, I have enjoyed the Sunday watercolor classes because you are enthusiastic, intentional in instruction and lead us through a watercolor composition that allows each of us to be successful no matter our depth of experience. The course has been fun. In my case, this is a new experience and I have learned a lot about watercolor techniques and composition. My granddaughter anointed me the “Word Grandma” when she was 4 (she is now 14) as writing is my medium. The Pandemic gave me the opportunity to try a different mode of creativity and I’m loving it and will continue with drawing and watercolor courses. Thank you for opening the door for me to welcome watercolor into my life.
Painting in Watercolor - Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/26/2020
Great instruction but would like to have finished product example for view throughout entire class time
Painting in Watercolor - Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/26/2020
I really didn't care for the teacher's attitude.
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