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Beginning Watercolor

painting pink on canvas with paintbrushBeginning Watercolor

Location: Sycamore Building, 7105 Tuition: $162.00

This watercolor course is designed to help the beginning and intermediate student understand the principles of mixing colors, as well as learn watercolor techniques. Students will complete several paintings during the 6-week course by applying what they have learned. Often the block holding artists back is frustration when trying to mix desired colors. We will examine the whys and why-nots of color mixing. 

Date Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
July 9 -  Aug. 13, 2024 Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:30pm $162 42193 7/1/24 Register

How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.


Supply List:


*BRANDS: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, Grumbacher, or American Journey made by Cheap Joes (

Bring what you have, but must have at least 2 shades of each-yellow, red, blue:

Suggested color options:

  • Yellow-Hansa Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Cadmium yellow
  • Blue-Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Winsor Blue
  • Red-Winsor Red, Cadmium Red, Scarlet Lake, Vermilion, Carmine 

Watercolor Paper

  • Arches 140# cold press (30"x22")
  • Full sheet (Hobby Lobby and Cheap Joes)

Watercolor brushes (not acrylic or oil) synthetic, blend, or natural hair

  • #8 round 
  • #6 round
  • 3/4" flat
  • Palette

Preferably one with wells and large mixing are, or a large white ceramic plate, or an enamel butcher's tray

*for example: Cheap Joes 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 17 wells. $19.99

On Amazon-Sweaty Pony 13x10 $5.99


  • 2 containers for clean water & brush cleaning (cool whip containers work well)
  • Paper towels-Viva brand or one with NO quilted pattern or print
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Note paper and #2 pencil or #B art pencil
  • Masking tape-1/2" or wider
  • Ruler
  • Fine misting water bottle-Windex bottles work well or liquid hair spray bottles
  • Wood board or Gator board- approximately 11"x16" or a little larger