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 virtual component of the class.

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

Special Notes


WATERCOLOR PAINTS – tubes or pans (approx. 7.5 or 15 ml)- Da Vinci, Grumbacher or Winsor-Newton are good choices - professional grade or student grade: – Grumbacher (Academy) or Winsor-Newton (Cotman). Professional grade paints are better quality and therefore, more expensive so buy what you can afford. Cadmium Red Veridian Alizarin Crimson Sap Green Cadmium Yellow Yellow Ochre Lemon Yellow Burnt Umber Ultramarine Blue Burnt Sienna Cerulean Blue Payne’s Gray

WATERCOLOR PAPER - (pad or loose sheets are fine). Michael’s has a pad with mixed textures and weight. If you choose sheets, cold pressed is best to start with – use the brand Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper – size of sheet 22"x30" - that can be cut into fourths, giving you four sheets to paint on (11”x15” each).

WATERCOLOR BRUSHES - Rounds: #12, #8, #4, #2 (or something close to those sizes) and a Flat: 1"

A BACKING FOR YOUR WATERCOLOR PAPER - 1” larger than the paper size. For a 11”x15” sheet of watercolor paper, a 12”x16” board would be fine (foam board is good or gatorboard, masonite or a drawing board)

Box of tissues or paper towels
Containers for water – 2 plastic deli type work good
Large plastic watercolor palette with cover – (comes with different compartments for paints and mixing area)
Blue masking tape
HB pencil
kneaded eraser

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

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in Bedminster, NJ, is a popular destination for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education and programming.

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