(LIVE ONLINE)The Magic of Watercolors

Class is Full!

Levels: All levels

Offered: 4 Fridays beginning 7/24, 2 pm–3:30 pm

Instructor: Robert Dvorak


Anyone can paint watercolors when they know the magic of the medium!  This class will teach you the secrets—everything from the foundation basics to more advanced techniques.  You will learn how to:

  • use the magic of the medium
  • use different brush techniques
  • mix any color
  • paint people, landscapes, trees, and other things
  • take advantage of the white paper
  • achieve luminous transparent washes and much much more

In this hands-on class you will learn a variety of watercolor magic with this remarkable medium painting abstract, landscape, and still life subjects.  You will paint lively watercolors to express your creativity and nourish your heart and soul.  Whether you are painting in your home, traveling, vacationing, or on a weekend outing, you will easily be able to incorporate these skills.  This class will prepare you for a lifetime of watercolor painting pleasure. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome. We will be painting from in class demonstrations and simple drawings you will make from the handout materials.

Instructor:  Robert Regis Dvořák has been showing people how to have fun drawing and painting for 35 years. He is a watercolor artist and public speaker on the subject of creativity in education and business.  He has worked as an architectural designer and is a former professor of architecture at the Universities of Oregon and California, Berkeley.  He is the author of six books on drawing and painting:  The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, The Magic of Drawing, Travel Drawing and Painting, and The Pocket Drawing Book.

Materials:  A small watercolor block. 7” x 10” or one sheet of watercolor paper 22” x 30” torn to 8 sheets of 7 1/2” x 11”. A palette of watercolor paint or a watercolor pan set. A round watercolor brush #10 or #12, or a Chinese calligraphy brush. A flat 1” brush or a 1” Hake brush. A No. 2 HB Pencil. (sharp). A kneaded eraser. A pint jar for water. A cotton rag. Some tissues. A comprehensive handout will be emailed to you and you will be required to print it out, in color if possible.

Additional Instructions: New to classes on Zoom? • Each enrolled student will receive a Zoom invitation and password a few days day before the first session. • Please be set up and prepared to paint at the beginning of the first class. Please log on early, so that we can begin the class on time. • Students will be able to ask questions in real-time during the class • A video recording of the class session will be posted to Dropbox with a link sent to each student to view at any time afterward.

Fee: 120 Join Now

Class full – request to be put on waiting list