Jewish Community Center

Beginning Watercolor Class with Jo Atkinson Belmont

11jun1:00 pm5:30 pmBeginning Watercolor Class with Jo Atkinson BelmontIn collaboration with the Watercolor Society of Indiana, learn the basics of transparent watercolor painting!

Event Details

This class will cover the basics of transparent watercolor painting. Items that will be discussed and used will include watercolor paints, brushes, paper, palettes, other tools used in watercolor, and techniques of application.

Students will be involved in learning how to mix paints, paint the color wheel, color charts, different washes, application of techniques, and painting a simple object. Concentration will be focused on learning how to control the paint, how to mix the paint, and how to apply the paint. 

A “finished painting” will not be the desired end of this class, but this class will prepare each student to continue their watercolor pursuit. This workshop is open to adults and teens ages 14 and up. You do not need to be a member of The Watercolor Society to attend!

Supply List for this Workshop

  • 2 full sheets of 140 lb. paper (22 x 30) cut into halves (Arches, Fabriano, Saunders, Bockingford, Stonehenge, Canson Moulin.)  Paper quality is the single most important part of successful watercolor results.
  • Watercolor paint in tubes (no pan cakes please): reds, yellows, blues, greens (preferably brands such as Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Sennelier, Schminke, Graham, Holbein, or Qor.  
  • Brushes – rounds with good points, sizes 2,4, 6 and a mop brush, flat brush, or bigger brush for washes (synthetics are fine, just no plastic fiber brushes). Anything that you already have and like.
  • Palette – something that has some wells and flat areas for mixing.
  • Painting board – something like a piece of thin masonite, sheet of plastic, drawing board, etc. that is slightly bigger than your half sheet of paper.
  • Two water jars.
  • Pencil, ruler, and a pair of scissors.
  • Jar of masking fluid (rubber cement can be used if you don’t want the expense of masking fluid and don’t think you will ever use it again).
  • Roll of masking tape.

Five spots are available for registration through the JCC.



June 11, 2023 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT-04:00)


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