242-Sketching with Watercolor

Join illustrator Lena Shiffman for a fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. Learn how to sketch with your watercolors, forget about pencil lines and be loose and free with your paint. Students will be painting from life from different objects that the teacher will bring in. Sketching with watercolor makes you not worry about keeping the paint within the lines and keeps your painting looking fresh and effortless. It is fun and might free you up in your regular painting. Some knowledge about watercolor will be helpful, but not necessary.

All levels welcome. Recommended for adults and teens 16+.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Students can bring the watercolor materials they have already. If you are new to watercolor bring:

Watercolor paints, tubes or pans are fine.

Preferred list of colors:

Cadmium Red or

Alizarine Crimson

Lemon Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Yellow Ochre

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Sap Green

2 containers for water

Tissues/Paper towels

A size 12 Round pointed brush

Loose sheets of watercolor paper Cold press or Hot press 140lbs

Masking tape

Foam board to tape your paper on

About the Instructor

Lena Shiffman

A well published children's book illustrator; attended Spectrum Institute of Commercial Art in NJ; studied at The Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League NYC; member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and of the Rutgers University Children's Book Council.


Class Details

April 13 - April 13, 09:30 am - 01:30 pm

Days: Saturday

Tuition: $102

Member Tuition: $77

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2024

Level: Adult

Instructor: Lena Shiffman