428-Take Your Watercolor to the Next Level

This class is for artists who are familiar with watercolor painting, but still would like hands-on instruction using the medium. For this hybrid class, we will work from either a still life in the studio or at home and from photographs. Each class will begin with a short demo and instruction in color theory, composition, perspective, specific techniques or other topics requested by the students. This is a good follow up class to Beginner Watercolor.

This is the IN PERSON component of a hybrid class. There will be students participating in person concurrently with students participating virtually via Zoom.

NOTE: There is no class on 10/12, 11/23.

Class Level: Adult and Teens 16+ (All Levels)

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.


Plastic palette large, preferably with a lid
Brushes - a flat wash brush 3/4" to 1" wide and a large round size 10 or 12, and a smaller round size 6 or 7
Mounting board - if using loose sheets of paper
Painters tape - (blue house paint tape) for mounting loose sheets of paper
Paper - 140 lb cold press watercolor paper, blocks are convenient for class work
Toilet tissue - better than paper towels for blotting & lifting
HB Pencil Eraser
Paint - recommended palette: Cadmium yellow Cadmium red Alizarin crimson Ultramarine blue Sap green Viridian green Raw sienna Burnt sienna Burnt umber Violet
Optional colors: Cerulean blue Payne’s gray Chinese or permanent white (gouache)
Optional supplies: White candle for paint resist
Masking fluid
Mr. Clean magic eraser

Sources for purchase: Jerry's Artarama - jerrysartarama.com, store on Rte. 1 in Lawrenceville
Dick Blick - dickblick.com, store right off I-78 in Allentown
Cheap Joe's - cheapjoes.com

About the Instructor

Wendy Hallstrom

Wendy is an instructor at Hunterdon Art Museum and the Center for Contemporary Art in western New Jersey, where she teaches both adults and children in various media. Wendy's primary mediums are watercolor and acrylics. She writes icons in egg tempera in the Russian tradition and contemporary icons in acrylic. Her work has been displayed in juried shows and is in several private collections. In addition to painting, Wendy has mastered the craft of Pysanky, Ukrainian egg decorating, and teaches this ancient technique throughout the Western NJ and Philadelphia region.


Class Details

September 14 - December 07, 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Days: Thursday

Tuition: $375

Member Tuition: $350

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (Intermediate to Advanced)

Instructor: Wendy Hallstrom