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 VIRTUAL component of a hybrid class. There will be students participating in person concurrently with students participating virtually via Zoom. This class will be taking place online using Zoom. Instructions on how to access the class will be sent a day before the class start date. 

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

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

Special Notes


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 a multidisciplinary artist in watercolor, acrylics, egg tempera and pysanky.  She has exhibited in New Jersey and the surrounding area, and her work is in private collections.  She teaches watercolor and pysanky (Ukrainian egg dying). 


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