Date: Fridays, March 1st – 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions: 4
Instructor: Robert Benson
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $160 / $220 / $280
About the class
This is a four-week introduction to watercolor painting, beginning with a demonstration and discussion of materials on the first day, along with some simple exercises to get you comfortable with the tools. During the second class meeting we will advance to drawing simple shapes and objects to paint and incorporate horizon line, composition and value contrasts, along with flat wash, dry brush, wet-on-wet, spatter and scratch / scrub techniques. On the third day we will paint the subject of your choice in gray values only using the techniques learned and will use this image to paint a final piece in color on day four.
Please view the supply list to learn what materials to bring to class. If you would like to take this class but find that the cost of materials is prohibitive, you can arrange to use shared materials by sending an email at least one week before the first class meeting to email@example.com.
When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.
The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.
About the instructor
Instructor / Artist