Watercolor Painting for Beginners

at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo - DUMBO

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$60 10 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Jul 10, 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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DUMBO, Brooklyn
98 Water St
Btwn Main & Washington Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: DM Wilding

What you'll learn in this painting class:

Learn the luminous method of Watercolor painting in this essential in depth foundation course. We will begin with preliminary sketching exercises, and then move on to learning the process of dry- brush technique & application of washes. Demonstration & discussion on how to approach composition, tone & form and how to set up your personal palette & capture light & transparency -the true character of watercolor painting! 

Explore both traditional, and new techniques for varied effects, color mixing, shading, composition, texture and contrast. Students will be encouraged to use the medium to its full potential and to expand traditional watercolor approaches with more advanced techniques and perhaps combining other mediums—for example, gouache, ink, chalk pastel or acrylic. 

Students are encouraged to use personal subject matter- this can be- for example a botanical landscape of plants, Butterflies or Portrait work ( photos of loved ones) etc. Students will receive individual critiques and practical advice at all stages of this painting process. This is a great class to challenge yourself to build on your existing skills as a painter. Previous drawing experience for this course is useful but not essential. Beginners- Intermediate & more established artists are all welcome.

Watercolor Painting Supplies

  • Watercolor Pad- size of your choice / at least 11" x 14"
  • Plastic Palette with at least 6 wells
  • Drawing Pencils, a selection- 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B & eraser
  • Watercolor Paints: You may buy a prepackaged paint set (of 6+colors) or individual colors. Please buy these specific colors or a close variation to the color listed: Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Scarlet, Crimson Red, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Light Green, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, and Ivory Black 
  • Art Masking Fluid for Watercolors 
  • Watercolor Brushes: starter kit with 3 – 4 brushes of various sizes
  • Subject matter of your choice/ can be still life/ photos you enjoy etc
  • Drawing Supplies (Cartoon & Comic Book Design class or regular drawing class)
  • Media Paper Pad, Heavyweight, Fine Texture, Heavy Sizing for Wet & Dry Media, Side Wire Bound, 98 Pound, 11"x14"Inch

  • General Pencil Compressed Charcoal Sticks 4/Pkg-White - Soft Assorted
  • Selection of Drawing Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B
  • Kneaded gum eraser(looks like a gray gum-like small square)
  • White rubber eraser
  • Blending stump
  • One pack of 12 or more soft color pastels

Please note if signing up for a drop in class, we do not guarantee that you will finish your project or gain a full experience in one sitting. Single one-off classes are offered as fun taster sessions & are not meant to substitute for a full study in your chosen subject. For a more inspired & fruitful experience, we recommend signing up for a full Class PKG.

For all online classes you will need to purchase your own Art Supplies.

Students are required to download the (free) Zoom App before class time. After you register we will supply you with a link to join the class on your App.

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.

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Refund Policy
Although course cancellation is quite rare, Creatively Wild Art Studio reserves the right to cancel classes or change instructor assignments and makes every effort to notify students in advance. If enrollment goals are not met, a course may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first scheduled class. In the event of cancellation, a full refund is granted. On occasion, a course start-date will be pushed back if enrollment goals are not met. In this instance, you will receive a credit for the price of the class that did not take place. In the event of severe weather conditions, Creatively Wild Art Studio will follow the NYC public school closing, and make-up classes will be at the discretion of the Director.

MAKE UP POLICY​ : We are unable to offer Make up classes at our studio as we cannot accommodate everyone's personal emergencies and schedules. 
If you have an emergency or intend to miss a scheduled class, please note we might be able to re-scheduel the class for you. Requests for re scheduling juts be made in advance, and will only be offered in availability in other classes and must be scheduled within your registered period. Re scheduled classes are not guaranteed. Any requests for re scheduling of classes must be made in writing ( by email) prior to your ​missing the class at least 48 hrs in advance to [email protected] Requests through text or phone will not be accepted.

​CWAS is not responsible for issuing refunds for missed classes. If you don't show up for a scheduled class, you are marked as a no show.

If you have a personal request be sure to email us in plenty of time of missing your class, to see if we can accommodate you.


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Start Dates (9)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 4 $235
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Aug 14 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding
Fri, Aug 21 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding
Fri, Aug 28 12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60
12:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time DM Wilding 1 $60

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Watercolor Painting for Beginners
Reviewed by Jane A. on 5/23/2020
The instructor was terrific, adapted his class as we worked together to address my skill level and interests. I learned a lot, found the class valuable and very engaging.
Watercolor Painting for Beginners
Reviewed by Alex W. on 5/2/2020
The teacher had an individual approach which helped a lot and the lessons were a lot of fun and the teacher is also a very patient person who likes teaching.
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