Abstract and Experimental Watercolor (online, four-session workshop)

Linking abstraction to reality can be simultaneously one of the most exhilarating, yet perplexing forms of expression. In this highly energetic online class learn to abandon fears and truly embrace the experimentation of what water-based mediums can do. You will discover the joy in relinquishing control through guided drawing and painting exercises that transition through modes of inspiration and thought process.

Special Notes

This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.

What you will learn:

  • Explore alternative painting techniques

  • Get comfortable with working wet into wet

  • Take risks and experiment

  • Use composition and line to strengthen your drawings

Required supplies:

  • Paper towels or rags

  • Two or more water containers

  • Palette and/or mixing dishes

  • Palette knife

  • Natural sponge

  • Liquid masking fluid

  • Plastic spray bottle

  • Painters Tape

  • Watercolor brushes:round tip – #4 and #10,1-inch flat brush

  • Watercolor paper: individual sheets or block–140lb . Cold pressed, any size is good (12″ x 18″ nice standard size)

  • Watercolor paint in tubes (Colors will be discussed the first day of class): a few suggested brands – Winsor & Newton, Da Vincci, L’Aquarelle, Holbein, Daniele Smith Watercolors

  • Water-soluble colored pencils and crayons (optional)

  • Waterproof black ink (optional)

  • Salt (optional)