Bill Becker is a retired architect. About 30 years ago he took up watercolor painting to find more direct means of artistic expression outside the constraints of his typically client-oriented design practice. Self-taught, at first, he came to realize that progress came more quickly through exposure to good classes and teachers. Over the years he has studied at Fleisher and PAFA and been exposed to numerous different instructors and methodologies. Lately he has become more aware of the struggles of fellow classmates in watercolor courses and has designed his “boot camp” class specifically to help with overcoming frustrations and to share skills in watercolor painting.