307-Evening World Of Watercolor

Join instructor Lena Shiffman for a fun and relaxed watercolor class this summer. Work from a still-life, photos provided by the instructor or bring your own photos. Individual attention will be given to each student by Lena. Students will learn the basics of watercolor, use of material, washes and different techniques will be discussed and practiced during the class.

All levels welcome.

This is a HYBRID class. There will be students participating virtually concurrently with students participating in-person. This is the in-person component of the class.

Between the ages of 25 and 35? Use coupon code UNDER 35 to receive $20 off this class.

Special Notes

Note on Health & Safety Policy:

COVID-19 vaccinations are suggested but not required.
Mask wearing is suggested but not required. 

All students must comply with the Health and Safety 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 Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

In the event of a closure due to the COVID-19 virus, this class will move online using ZOOM. There will be no refunds or credits for classes that were scheduled to take place on-site but were moved to an online format for health and safety purposes.


  • A set of watercolors, you should have basic colors: Tubes or cakes are fine:
  • cadmium Red (Winsor&Newton have cadmium free paint)
  • Veridian
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Sap Green
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Payne’s Gray
  • A palette or a white plastic plates
  • Two containers for water
  • Watercolor brushes #12 round brush, #8 round brush and a 1 inch flat brush.
  • Tissues or toilet paper
  • watercolor paper that we can cut to smaller pieces or a watercolor block
  • A white foam-board (no bigger than 12X20 inches) to tape your watercolor paper to, it is light and withstands the water excellently.
  • Blue masking tape

If you have any questions contact Lena at [email protected]

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

July 11 - August 01, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Days: Tuesday

Tuition: $155

Member Tuition: $130

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Summer 2023

Level: Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)-All Levels

Instructor: Lena Shiffman