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Introduction to Watercolor Painting—Susan Pfahl

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

May 7, 14, 21, & 28 (Tuesdays) 7:00-9:30PM
4 sessions, 2.5 hours each
$120 Members, $140 Non-members
Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Watercolor for beginners.

Each class, we will experiment with how the paint, paper, and water react together.  Then we will paint simple paintings incorporating this “experiment” into our work.
Masterpieces are unlikely, but skills will increase.  

Returning students are welcome to repeat this course. New projects and techniques will be presented in each subsequent series of this class.

No pre-requisites are required for this class.


Watercolor paints by Daniel Smith or similar:

Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Pereylene Red, Hansa Yellow Medium

Other watercolor paints are welcome;  bring what you have or like best.

Brushes for watercolor: One 1” Flat

​​​​One ½” Flat

​​​​Round brushes, size 2 and size 6, or so

Watercolor Paper Tablet 140#, Cold Press or Rough 10 x 14 or 12 x 16, or similar

A board slightly larger than the watercolor paper  (Can be stiff cardboard wrapped in plastic wrap and taped to keep water away from it.) I use a masonite board.

4 Binder clips large enough to hold paper to the board.  White artists’ tape may also be used.

Plastic palette such as Richeson 8 well slant mixing tray (An old, plastic ice cube tray works too!) Nicer, but more expensive is a Blick Covered Palette or similar.

Masking Fluid

White Artists’ Tape

Two water containers. (I use old Yogurt containers available at the classroom)

Pencil and white or gum eraser.

Paper towels.

Other items may be suggested in class, but are not required.

If you have watercolor supplies, please bring what you already have!


May 28
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Susan Pfahl


Village Gallery of Art
1060 NW Saltzman Road,
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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