Creative Watercolor Methods and Techniques

Class is Full!

Offered: One Sunday afternoon, 3/8/20, 10:00am-4:00pm *Sharp

Instructor: Robert Dvorak

Location: Santa Cruz Art League


This class is for people who like to paint watercolors or who would like to get back to painting. This easy one-day workshop will teach you new ways to create beautiful watercolor paintings.  You will learn:

  • new ways to experiment with watercolor
  • a variety of secrets for creating skies, trees, rocks, and water
  • over twenty-five techniques to create patterns and textures including resists, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush
  • the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures
  • when and how to use color, gray, black, and opaque white
  • how to create new ideas for paintings

You will watch step-by-step painting demonstrations, try them, and come away from the class with many new and easy techniques for painting in watercolor.  If you have had some previous watercolor painting experience with Mr. Dvorak, on your own, or in some other class, you will find this workshop will open you up to many new and exciting ways to paint.  Please bring your own watercolor brushes, watercolor paint, palette, No. 2 HB pencil, water container and cotton rag (not a paper towel) and one full sheet of watercolor paper.


Materials Fee:  $6 for one full sheet of 140 cold pressed paper (if you don’t bring your own). $4 for a mouth atomizer (if you don’t have one). A basic materials kit (one round brush, a hake brush and a travel box of 12 watercolors) will be available from the instructor for $22 for those who need them.



Instructor:  Robert Regis Dvorák has been making drawing and painting easy to learn and fun to practice for 35 years. A California artist and keynote speaker on subjects of creativity, he has authored: Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing without Fear, The Magic of Drawing, Experiential Drawing, and The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, The Pocket Drawing Book, and articles on drawing and watercolor painting in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine.


Materials Fee: $6-$22 depending on your needs

Additional Instructions: Wear comfortable work clothes

Fee: $99.00, one price Join Now

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