ONSITE: Watercolor Skill-Building

Learn the basics of watercolor step by step, and use the media in creative ways to produce wonderful results. Through various guided projects, you'll learn to create form through value, use negative space painting, and glazing. In each class, we'll break down a different aspect of watercolor and learn about it through simple exercises which isolate that particular skill. By the end, students will put all their newly acquired watercolor skills to use by creating their own chosen works of art. Study the basics and then go beyond traditional watercolor to create paintings that are unmistakably yours.

Special Notes

  • Some drawing experience is helpful but not mandatory.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
  • This class does not meet on 1/16.
  • This class is not wheelchair accessible due to a set of stairs.

  • Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

    Instructor speaks German, but the class is held in English.

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About the Instructor

Susan Singer

Susan Singer is a prolific full-time artist who has produced dozens of one-person art shows on topics related to the human body (Pregnant Nudes, 12 Naked Men, Scar Series, and Beyond Barbie, to name a few); landscapes (she fell in love with Iceland and paints it frequently as well as the James River); patterned mandalas; and art books. Susan’s interests are quite diverse, but all her work has at its core the desire to empower others and to help them follow their own passion in order to live the most amazing life possible. Susan teaches many different classes at the Visual Arts Center including Introduction to Pastels, Zentangles, Visual Journaling, Follow Your Bliss, Beginning Drawing Intensive, among others.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Skill-Building

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Class Details
January 9 - March 61 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $225.00
Member Tuition: $202.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Susan Singer
Level: Beginner